seawater intake Articles

  • 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

  • Seawater reverse osmosis system for supplying potable water for airport in saudi arabia

    The Background Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is responsible for constructing, managing, operating, and maintaining airports and air navigation infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. The city lacked adequate water production and distribution systems around the airport. GACA’s objective was to increase water production to meet projected growth in demand, and ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Mussel colonization of a high flow artificial benthic habitat: byssogenesis holds the key

    Water flow is an important characteristic determining the settlement and growth of macroinvertebrates in the marine environment. Intake systems of coastal power stations offer a unique opportunity to study the effect of water flow on benthic organisms under field conditions. The cooling water intake system of a tropical coastal power station is used as an experimental facility to study the effect ...


    By Aquator B.V.

  • Can we reposition the preferred geological conditions necessary for an infil

    The quantity and quality of feed water for desalting is critical for efficient operation of a desalination plant. This paper considers a synthetic permeable system designed to take advantages of the advances in directional drilling as well as incorporate the use of geotextile fabrics to transfer the preferred infiltration characteristics to any coastal site. The filtered seawater collection ...


  • 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

  • Devolping Pre-treatment Strategy for SWRO Systems

    Typically open-sea water intake structures are constructed in the shallow areas where sea water depth is in the range of 3m up to 10m. Due to this SWRO plant with open intake will have source water with high debris, suspended solids and aquatic organisms requiring a very elaborate pretreatment system. Thus Pretreatment design becomes an important part for a long term operation of the seawater ...

  • Advances in nuclear desalination

    The Nuclear Desalination Demonstration Project (NDDP) at Kalpakkam aims to demonstrate the safe and economic production of good quality water by desalination of seawater comprising 4,500 m³/d Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) and 1,800 m³/d Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant. The design of the hybrid MSF–RO plant to be set up at an existing nuclear power station is presented. The MSF plant based on long tube ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Our New Pump Ranges Address the Needs of the Desalination Market

    Antonio de la Torre is Head of the Engineered Water segment in the Water business unit of Pumps Equipment. He explains the advances in desalination technology and talks about new products and ideas for the future. Today, more than two-thirds of the newly installed desalination capacity worldwide is based on reverse osmosis technology. Why are customers increasingly choosing this ...


    By Sulzer

  • Argentina’s largest oil co. uses mono for shear sensitive duties

    YPF produces in the region of 400,000 barrels of oil per day from the Neuquen Province, of which 123,080 barrels/day are produced from the Lomitas Chiuhido oil field in the Rincon de Los Sauces region. The Mono Industrial E Range pumps have been installed on a first stage upstream process to transfer a mixture of formation water, crude oil and sand from the intake tank to the separator system. ...

  • Sustainable desalination: environmental approaches

    Abstract The environmental issues of possible concern during construction and operation of desalination plants (mainly large-scale facilities) include impacts that are common to many coastal development projects (e.g. land use and aesthetic impacts), as well as specific impacts associated with the elements of the desalination system and auxiliary infrastructure. In the latter category ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Transforming Large Databases into Critical Knowledge Using Data Mining - Three Case Studies in South Carolina and Georgia

    ABSTRACTData mining is an emerging field that addresses the issue of converting large databases into knowledge. Data mining methods come from different technical fields such as signal processing, statistics, and artificial intelligence. Data mining employs methods for maximizing the information content of data, determining which variables have the strongest relationships to problems of interest, ...

  • Three Center Design Implemented in Ashkelon SWRO Plant

    This paper presents the three center design implemented in the South Israel (Ashkelon) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination facility with guaranteed production capability of 100 Mm3/year. The facility design is based on the concept of a Three-Center Design: a pumping center, a membrane center and an energy recovery center. The BOOT 100 Million m3/year Ashkelon Desalination Plant is ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Reverse Osmosis Technology - Kuriverter Rc.

    Summary Applications using Reverse Osmosis membrane technologies are everywhere in our lives – from tiny under counter units polishing our drinking water through industrial units preparing water for processes or purifying effluents for reuse and massive seawater desalination plants producing thousands of m³ of drinking and irrigation water every day. The membranes used in this ...


    By Kurita

  • Response of mussel Brachidontes variabilis to chlorination

    Untitled Document Brachidontes variabilis is a common fouling mussel species in cooling water systems of tropical coastal power stations. However, there are hardly any data available ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • Can saltwater quench our growing thirst?

    An increasingly water-stressed world takes a new look at desalination. It seems simple enough: Take the salt out of water so it’s drinkable. But it’s far more complex than it appears at first glance. It’s also increasingly crucial in a world where freshwater resources are progressively strained by population growth, development, droughts, ...


    By Ensia

  • Reverse Osmosis Technology – KURIVERTER RC - Case Study

    Summary Applications using Reverse Osmosis membrane technologies are everywhere in our lives – from tiny under counter units polishing our drinking water through industrial units preparing water for processes or purifying effluents for reuse and massive seawater desalination plants producing thousands of m³ of drinking and irrigation water every day. The membranes used in this ...


    By Kurita

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