Desalination Articles

  • A Market report worth its salt: Desalination Markets 2010

    "A market report worth its salt": Desalination Markets 2010 - a review by Sahana Singh, Editor, Asian Water magazine, February 2011 In a world finding itself short of reliable supplies of freshwater, it is hardly surprising that the only perennial and inexhaustible source of water – the ocean - is becoming more important despite its saltiness. Desalination Markets 2010: Global Forecast and ...

  • Veolia Water Technologies Botswana: Tailored solutions for treating mine water

    Veolia, the world's largest water services company, offers the complete A to Z of mine water treatment for mining applications in Botswana. We're helping mines refine minerals, reduce waste, limit pollution and drive maximum profitability to their operation. Our solutions for mine water treatment include: Tailings pond water treatment for reuse or discharge Containerised ...


  • Facile synthesis of novel hierarchically porous carbon derived from nature biomass for enhanced removal of NaCl

    In this work, the hierarchically porous biomass carbon (HPBC) was originally prepared for desalination through a simple activation of cheap biomass carbon (BC). Such crucial activated conditions as the KOH/C ratio, the activation time and the activation temperature were deeply investigated. It is demonstrated that the activated conditions had a great influence on the structure properties and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • OTEC in Paradise: The Philippines

    Paradise Legend has it that the Republic of the Philippines was born when the gods tossed 7,100 pearls into the ocean and islands popped up. Centrally located in Southeast Asia – just North of Australia and Indonesia, South of Japan and China, and East of Thailand and Singapore – the Philippines are considered by many to be the gateway to and from the Pacific. With ...

  • Implementation of dynamic working condition seawater desalination system optimization and simulation model

    Freshwater is an increasingly important research topic in the 21st century, similar to the importance of coal and oil in the 19th and 20th centuries, respectively. To expand expertise on desalination systems, this study aims to design a set of seawater desalination systems with dynamic working conditions based on the visualized development platform LABVIEW. The optimization searched for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Study of dilution, height, and lateral spread of vertical dense jets in marine shallow water

    This study provides information for the design of sea outfalls to dispose of brine from desalination plants into shallow lagoons of the sea. The behavior of vertical dense jets was studied experimentally by discharging cold saline water vertically upward into a tank filled with hot freshwater under stagnant ambient conditions. The minimum return point dilution, μmin, was determined ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Grafted cellulose acetate reverse osmosis membrane using 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid for water desalination

    Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes based on cellulose acetate (CA), were prepared using a phase inversion technique. To improve the hydrophilicity, salt rejection and water flux of these membranes, a novel grafting of 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPSA) was added on the top surface of the CA-RO membranes. The grafted CA-RO membranes were characterized by Fourier transform infrared ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Desalination plant in Egypt runs on wind & sun

    Fortis Wind Energy (NL) and Juwi Renewable (DE) install a 100kW hybrid system in Egypt. Egypt, the land of the pyramids, is known to us for its ancient culture and the last year because of the uprisings for more democracy. Egypt is less known for its large population (83 million) lives along the Nile (only 5.5% of the surface). The rest of the country is desert. The River Nile runs into Egypt ...


    By Fortis Wind Energy

  • Dual layer hollow fiber PVDF ultra-filtration membranes containing Ag nano-particle loaded zeolite with longer term anti-bacterial capacity in salt water

    Dual layer polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), antibacterial, hollow fiber, ultra-filtration composite membranes with antibacterial particles (silver (Ag) nano-particles loaded zeolite (Z-Ag)) in the outer layer were prepared with high water flux and desired pore sizes. The amounts of Ag+ released from the composite membranes, freshly made and stored in water and salt solution, were measured. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Technical and economic evaluation of an off-grid solar desalination system in Myanmar

    Myanmar is a unique country where the majority of the people live in rural areas, away from grid electricity and reliable water supplies. The penetration of grid electricity in rural areas is minimal and even then it is often erratic. This paper focuses on the challenges of transitioning from an electricity-poor country to a renewable energy based-economy augmented with photovoltaics (PV). ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reference: Mauritius – heaven on earth

    This island in the Indian Ocean is one of the top destinations in the world for luxury tourism. This is why the management of the successful Beachcomber Hotels places its trust in ProMinent's hi-tech systems for sea water desalination and disinfection systems for pool water. Extensive expertise for complex tasks The Trou aux Biches Resort & Spa on the north-west coast of ...

  • Application of forward osmosis membrane technology for oil sands process-affected water desalination

    The extraction process used to obtain bitumen from the oil sands produces large volumes of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW). As a newly emerging desalination technology, forward osmosis (FO) has shown great promise in saving electrical power requirements, increasing water recovery, and minimizing brine discharge. With the support of this funding, a FO system was constructed using a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Desalination leaders in the global market – current trends and future perspectives

    Since the world's first land-based desalination plant was established in Australia in 1903, brackish groundwater and seawater desalination became a common water supply technology in many countries around the world. Desalination has proven as a reliable technology in times of drought and/or water scarcity, while in some countries it is an indispensable water supply source on a regular basis. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sohar Refinery

    Project Background Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) required a thermal seawater desalination solution as part of its Sohar refinery improvement project to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh feed water to for its boilers. ...

  • QUA’s FEDI Chosen for LNG Refinery

    Project Background Sabine Pass, a large LNG refnery in the United States, required a membrane desalination solution to cater to its extensive process water needs in order to produce a large amount of liquefed natural gas for export.  The water is used for injection for compressor turbines for methane, propane and ethylene, wash water for gas turbines and other utility make-up ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • QUA Provides FEDI technology to Sohar Refinery

    Project Background Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) required a thermal seawater desalination solution as part of its Sohar refinery improvement project to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh feed water to for its boilers. Orpic decided that a Multi Effect Distillation with Thermal Vapor Compression (MED-TVC) ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • QUA`s Q-SEP Ultrafiltration Membranes Utilized at Hinduja Power Plant

    Overview Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag) is a city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India that has a growing need for a wider electricity network to serve its citizens and industrial activity. To address this need, Hinduja Power decided to build a 1040 MW coal fired power plant to provide power not only to Visakhapatnam, but also throughout the state and to other states in ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Removal of sodium and chloride ions from aqueous solutions using fique fibers (Furcraea spp.)

    Fique fibers obtained from the leaves of Furcraea spp., a highly abundant plant in the mountains of South America, may offer an alternative as biosorbents in desalination processes as they exhibit high removal capacities (13.26 meq/g for chloride ions and 15.52 meq/g for sodium ions) up to four times higher than exchange capacities commonly observed in synthetic resins. The ion removal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sea Water Desalination - Technical Article

    Sea Water Desalination is a specific process involving molecular separation via membrane technology to reduce the dissolved salt and mineral content of sea water to a level suitable for human and animal consumption, commercial/industrial and irrigation uses. This process involves three water streams namely sea water as the intake source, Product / Permeate water of potable drinking water quality ...

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