seawater desalination plant operation Articles

  • Tuas Seawater Desalination Plant

    Black & Veatch designed the largest membrane desalination plant in Southeast Asia to help Singapore reach a critical technical milestone in its drive to overcome drinking water supply issues. The island of Singapore is among the world's 20 smallest countries in land area, but is one of the most densely populated. This highly developed city-nation enjoys a tropical climate with abundant rainfall, ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Environmentally sound desalination at the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant

    AbstractWater scarcity is recognized as a significant problem in Australia and throughout the world. Yet the demand for fresh water continues to grow, driven by the need for drinking water to satisfy the world’s growing population, changing weather patterns, an increasing need for water for agriculture and industry and the concentration of populations in urban areas that lack sufficient fresh ...


    By Energy Recovery Inc

  • Seawater desalination — a green technology?

    The need for resource-saving, low-impact “green” desalination technologies is evident as the use of desalination accelerates in many parts of the world. The concept of “best available techniques” (BAT) aims at the identification of state of the art technologies, processes, or methods of operation which indicate the practical suitability for preventing or reducing pollution of the atmosphere, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Seawater desalination at rabigh refinery

    Background Saudi Aramco’s RABIGH Refinery in Saudi Arabia wanted to install facility for 10000 TPD Seawater Desalination for the industrial use. The facility was supposed to be a BOOT (Build Own Operate Transfer) basis. General project description The joint consortium of SETE & Aquatech was successful in meeting the strict guidelines of Technical ...

  • Design, operating and research experience at the Penneshaw Seawater Desalination Plant, South Australia

    Abstract This paper provides a historical perspective of the plant, including performance problems and how they were overcome, as well as key learnings from selected process R&D studies. The South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) is a wholly-owned public water utility, responsible for the management of water and wastewater supply, treatment and distribution infrastructure, for ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • Design challenges and operational experience of a mega med Seawater Desalination Plant in Tianjin

    Abstract This article is a continuation of the article "Sliding Pressure Turbine Integrated with Seawater Desalination Facility (MED)" [1] presented at the IDA 2011 World Congress. The previous article described a unique MED-TVC plant design that is able to integrate with a sliding pressure turbine to supply motive steam to a thermal desalination process. This turbine is part of the Tianjin ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • The operation principle of the Hadera seawater desalination plant and advantages of the pressure center design

    Abstract The Hadera Desalination Plant located in Hadera, Israel, is the world’s largest operating seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant. During the three and a half years it has been in operation, the plant has produced potable water for the State of Israel totaling 106 million cubic meters per year the first year, 127 million cubic meters per year the second year and 146 ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Innovative seawater intake for reverse osmosis desalination plants

    Seawater desalination plants typically consist of four major unit operations: seawater intake, pretreatment, Reverse Osmosis (RO) stage, and posttreatment and brine discharge. The best way is to go through vertical beach wells, but the increase of the production capacity of the plants built in recent years makes open intake the only solution. These open ocean intakes draw seawater through the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Overview of seawater desalination status and challenges

    Introduction World oceans contain over 97.2% of the planet’s water resources. Because of the high salinity of ocean water and the significant costs associated with seawater desalination most of the global water supply has traditionally come from fresh water sources – groundwater aquifers, rivers and lakes. Today, however, changing climate patterns combined with population ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fouling and cleaning of seawater reverse osmosis membranes in Kalpakkam nuclear desalination plant

    A seawater reverse osmosis plant of 1800 m³/day capacity is part of the 6300 ³/day capacity nuclear desalination demonstration project at Kalpakkam. The plant was commissioned in October 2002 and is in continuous operation. This paper deals with types of foulants, membrane cleaning procedures and the improvement in the reverse osmosis system after cleaning. This paper also describes the analysis ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seawater desalination using reusable type small PWR

    Demand for seawater desalination is increasing, especially in regions such as the Middle East and North Africa, where populations are growing at a high annual rate. If such demand is met by fossil fuel energy, the influence on the environment, such as global warming, cannot be disregarded. Since these regions are behind in their preparedness of social capital infrastructure, such as power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experiences in the construction and operation of a nuclear desalination demonstration plant

    A hybrid desalination system of 6300 m³/day capacity has been envisaged, comprising 4500 m³/day Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) and 1800 m³/day Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plants, and sharing basic utilities with Madras Atomic Power Station. The SWRO plant has been commissioned and has been operating for more than two years. The MSF plant is under construction. The construction of the MSF plant has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety and reliability aspects of seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant of nuclear desalination demonstration project

    Desalination systems are mostly based on membrane (RO) and thermal (MSF and MED) processes. High-pressure operation and high level of corrosion are the major aspects of concern in a Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant. Selection of the appropriate material for construction and the following of the proper design, fabrication and testing codes, and safe operational procedures ensure the safety of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seawater desalination utilising waste heat by low-temperature evaporation

    Utilisation of waste heat is one of the ecofriendly ways to produce low-cost desalted water. Keeping this in mind, Low-Temperature Evaporation (LTE) desalination technology utilising low-quality waste heat in the form of hot water (as low as 50?C) or low-pressure steam (0.13 bar) has been developed to produce high-purity water (conductivity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electrochlorination system: a unique method of prevention of biofouling in seawater desalination

    Desalination plants require huge volumes of seawater for the generation of fresh water. Seawater contains large amounts of microbiological fluids which, when passed through the piping system, form biofouling in the inner surface of the pipeline, which results in the reduction of the flow rate of water without proper chemical treatment. Chlorine is the most commonly used disinfectant for water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experiences in the construction and operation of a nuclear desalination demonstration plant: Part II

    A hybrid desalination plant consisting of 1800 m³/day Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) and 4500 m³/day Multi-stage Flash (MSF) distillation units, is being set up at Kalpakkam, near the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS). The construction of both these units has resulted in many challenges, imposing severe constraints as they are being retrofitted to the existing power plant. The steam supply ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mechanical vapour compression desalination plant at Trombay

    Desalination plants based on Mechanical Vapour Compression (MVC) technology are inherently the most thermodynamically efficient. The thermodynamic efficiency of the MVC process is derived from the application of the heat pump principle. A single unit of a two-effect MVC desalination pilot plant of 50 m?/day capacity has recently been commissioned at Trombay, Mumbai. The desalination unit is very ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coupling strategies for desalination plants with gas cooled reactors

    Of late, high temperature gas cooled reactors have received significant attention due to many desirable operational and safety characteristics. Potable water has become more and more scarce due to the increasing population and environmental problems. Seawater desalination is an important consideration when searching for a supply of potable and industrial water. This study deals with possible ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of an ultrafiltration pre-treatment system for a seawater reverse osmosis plant

    The seawater reverse osmosis system requires extensive pre-treatment in order to ensure reliable performance. The conventional pre-treatment system involves dosing of chemicals, which requires frequent monitoring of raw water quality, and also involves adjusting the dosage. Besides being cumbersome, there is a lot of time lag involved in carrying out these measures. This calls for pre-treatment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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