commercial water distiller Articles

  • Osmotic distillation using Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors

    Osmotic distillation — a separation process in which a liquid mixture containing a volatile component is contacted with a microporous, non-liquid-wettable membrane whose opposite surface is exposed to a second liquid phase capable of absorbing that component — is nearing commercialization for the concentration of beverages and other liquid foodstuffs, and is ...

  • Field trial of a new commercially available diffusive ground-water sampler

    Field trials of a new commercially available diffusive ground-water sampling device were conducted at two industrial properties in the Blue Ridge Province of North Carolina. The test sites have extensive monitoring well networks and more than five years of historical water quality data. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including purgeable aromatics (petroleum hydrocarbons) and halogens ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Methods of Water Purification

    This article is excerpted from 'Pure Water Handbook' published by Osmonics®, Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota USA and is printed with permission of Osmonics, Inc. Water treatment can be defined as any procedure or method used to alter the chemical composition or natural 'behavior' of a water supply. Water supplies are classified as either surface water or groundwater. The majority of public or ...

  • Understanding and Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Water

    Untitled Document 1. Introduction Oil contamination continues to be a very hot topic, due largely in part to recent catastrophic events with shipping ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Falling Oil Price Forces Operators to Find Cost Savings in Water Management

    When oil prices were 80 to 100 dollars per barrel, water management costs were high, but they were tolerable when money was flowing profitably. However, as today’s falling price nears 40 dollars, water related costs are still high and only exacerbate widespread industry losses. The 150 US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal reported that ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Thermodynamic efficiencies and GHG emissions of alternative desalination processes

    Three alternative approaches to desalinating seawater were evaluated with respect to their thermodynamic efficiencies and greenhouse-gas emissions. The technologies considered were multistage flash distillation (MSF), reverse osmosis (RO), and membrane distillation (MD). The analysis was based on published stream data from large-scale operational MSF and RO facilities and experimental-scale data ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Mechanical Vapor Compression: 38 Years of experience

    Abstract The Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) is among the most efficient distillation processes. It achieves its high efficiency in a simple manner, producing a high quality distillate. Since 1969 with the installation of IDE's first commercial MVC plant, circa of 260 units have been installed world-wide in single and multieffect configuration. In Spain alone, over 70 units have been ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Methods of Purification

    Water Innovations Water Systems Carbon Filtration is used for several reasons. Its primary purpose is the reduction of chlorine to less than 0.1 ppm. Chorine can damage softener resins, reverse osmosis membranes, and mixed bed deionization resins. Activated carbon will also help control tastes and odors, provide organic and hazardous organic chemical ...


    By Water Innovations, Inc

  • Seawater desalination for methanex

    Methanex has a large methanol production facility in Punta Arenas, Chile. In this region of the world, fresh water is not available, and the facility requires seawater desalination to provide drinking water and process water. When the facility underwent renovation and expansion of their facilities, Aqua-Chem ICD provided a total of five (5) new Once through Multi-stage Flash plants. The ...

  • Fat, oil and grease waste from municipal wastewater: characterization, activation and sustainable conversion into biofuel

    Fat, oil and grease (FOG) recovered by the oil/water separator of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) were sampled, characterized, activated and converted into biofuel. Free acids (50–55%) and fatty soaps (26–32%) not only composed the main components, but they were also easily separable from the starting waste. The respective free fatty acid profiles were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Review of med fundamentals and costing

    Introduction Low Temperature Multi Effect Distillation (LT-MED) is one of the most efficient thermal desalination processes currently in use. It incorporates technological advances which have resulted in reliable, durable and economical desalination plants producing high purity product water. These advances are as follows: Development of a unique design of a falling ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Food Processing: Odor Control in Edible Oil Processing

    Abstract: The problems with odor around a typical edible oil deodorizer are discussed in detail, and a three-step solution to eliminate these problems is presented. The three steps are a distillate recovery system which recovers most of the fatty acid in the deodorizer vapor discharge as a valuable byproduct, a closed loop barometric cooling water system which keeps the fatladen ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Regeneration of used oil

    Used oil regeneration technologies Over time, oil accumulates oxidation products, contaminants and impurities which drastically reduce its quality. Contaminated oil can no longer meet quality requirements and must be changed. Waste oil is collected and regenerated to retain valuable basic materials. Oil cannot be recycled at petroleum processing plants with ...


    By PC GlobeCore

  • Detection of aldicarb in citrus juices

    MATRIX: Citrus Juice: 100% juice (natural strength) or juice concentrate ANALYTE: Aldicarb LIMIT OF DETECTION: 37 ppb in 100% juices and approximately 30 ppb in juice concentrates. RANGE OF DETECTION: 37 ppb to 15 ppm in 100% juices and approximately 30 ppb to 12 ppm in juice concentrates. ...


  • Forward (Direct) Osmosis: A Novel and Prospective Process for Brine Control

    ABSTRACTThis paper reports the study of a novel process - Forward (Direct) Osmosis (FO) that potentially can be used for brine control. The driving force in the described FO process is provided by a draw solution comprising highly concentrated ammonium bicarbonate or fructose solution. Using a commercially available FO membrane, experiments conducted using a crossflow, flatsheet membrane cell ...

  • Advances in desalination technology

    Seawater desalination has been the cornerstone of the Middle East's water supply strategy since the mid-1950s, and most of the installed desalination capacity is still provided by multistage flash evaporators. But, desalination is changing. In fact, the term "desalination" is no longer limited to seawater applications; desalination technologies are now routinely employed to desalinate brackish ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Custom retrofit of desalination systems for Egyptian navy

    Lifestream Watersystems Inc., a manufacturer of seawater and brackish water desalination systems, produces a line of skid mounted systems from 200 gallons per day to 300,000 gallons per day. One market that is served is the commercial marine market. A common request is for Lifestream to produce a modular, custom engineered system to fit into a specific space where previous equipment such as ...


    By LIFESTREAM Watersystems Inc.

  • A matter of refinement

    With over 1.2-billion litres of finished lubricants sold in Canada each year, the environmental importance of managing the associated waste stream is significant. Used oil, if not handled properly, can result in contamination and major environmental damage. In fact, according to Alice Chung, regional manager in charge of Newalta's North Vancouver facility (one of only two used oil re-refineries ...

  • LIAOYANG PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY REDUCES SCALE IN HEAT EXCHANGERS WITH SCALEWATCHER

    Liaoyang Petroleum’s Olefin Factory in the Hongwei District of mainland China, producing MEG and polypropylene, is saving $65,000 a year in maintenance following the installation of the award winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water conditioner from Scalewatcher North America.  Since the Scalewatcher units were installed onto three heat exchangers in ...

  • Optical Company saves thousands every month using the ENCON MVC case study

    Company dramatically reduces disposal costs and recycles wastewater for reuse. The Company: INCOM Corporation of Charlton, MA The Solution: ENCON Mechanical Vapor Compression Evaporator (MVC) Customer Since: January 1996 (MVC customer since October 2008) INCOM Corporation in Charlton, MA is the ...


    By ENCON Evaporators

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