Project Compares Brackish Water Desalination Technologies - Part 1

In Port Hueneme, California, a state-of-the-art desalination facility uses three brackish water desalination technologies: reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF) and electrodialysis reversal (EDR), operated side-by-side to produce over three million gallons per day (mgd) of high quality drinking water. The Brackish Water Reclamation Demonstration Facility (BWRDF) is the cornerstone of the Port Hueneme Water Agency’s (PHWA) Water Quality Improvement Program. In addition to providing desalted water for local use, the BWRDF also serves as a full-scale research and demonstration facility.

About The Author: 

Jim Passanisi is with the City of Port Hueneme, Calif., Janet Persechino is with Ionics, Inc., Watertown, Mass., and Todd K. Reynolds, is with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.

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February 4, 2002
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Protecting Precious Water Sources

After a hurricane in the 1960s caused salt water from the Atlantic Ocean to seep into private wells-effectively destroying the drinking water-Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, N.C., took action. Today, four water treatment facilities provide safe, clean and healthy fresh water for residents and tourists.


Two technologies currently are used by Dare County for the treatment of water. The first is a conventional ion exchange method that softens well water. The second is a reverse osmosis (RO) procedure that desalts brackish groundwater from wells drilled down 300 to 400 feet.

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Activation Date: 
December 27, 2001
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High-Tech Products: Instrumentation

Sensors and Analyzers Prove Instrumental in Preserving Civil War Sub: Recovered Submarine Requires Chloride Removal to Prevent Rust and Corrosion

About The Author: 

For further information regarding Rosemount Analytical, phone at 949-863-1181.

Activation Date: 
October 22, 2001
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Q&A: Polymeric Membrane Filtration

The following interview is with Robert Huehmer, who currently is process manager with USFilter?s (a Vivendi Water company) Memcor, Microfloc and General Filter products division, located in Timonium, Md.

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The when, where and how treatment is applied.

About The Author: 

Wendi Hope King is editor of Water Quality Products magazine

Activation Date: 
October 12, 2001
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New Technology Desalinates Sea Water at 80 Percent Less Cost than Current Methods

Demand for a cheaper way to transform saltwater into fresh has spurred the development of a new technology by AquaSonics International, Inc., the Rapid Spray Distillation (RSD) process, that desalinates water at a fraction of the cost of current methods.

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Products at Work

Activation Date: 
August 9, 2001
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Using Horizontal Wells for Groundwater Remediation

 

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At Work on Groundwater Treatment

Activation Date: 
April 23, 2001
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Desalination of Seawater Helps Meet Fresh Water Demand

Three French companies are meeting the water demands of large populations through the use of seawater desalination.Distillation and reverse osmosis are two competing techniques in the desalination of seawater. While each method has pros and cons, both provide a vital service in making seawater drinkable. Three French water companies (Saur, Degremont and Sidem) are working to improve the quality of fresh water created by both these methods and have invested heavily in the Mediterranean and Middle East markets with these technologies.

 

Las Palmas, Spain

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Water Sources

About The Author: 

J.L. Martin-Lagardette is a free-lance environmental writer in Paris, France.

Publication Date: 
March 30, 2012
Activation Date: 
April 20, 2001
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12334

Seawater Desalination With Reverse Osmosis

Desalination technology has brought fresh water and hence industrial and commercial development to areas of the world that otherwise might have remained unproductive. Not only has development been enhanced by this technology but, more importantly, the health and welfare of many people have been improved by the supply of sanitary fresh water supplies.

About The Author: 

Jorg Menningmann is president of Waterlink Pure Water Division.

Activation Date: 
March 14, 2001
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Membrane Filtration as an Alternative: Part 1

Once considered a viable technology only for desalination, membrane processes are increasingly employed for removal of bacteria and other microorganisms, particulate material and natural organic material that can impart color, tastes and odors to the water.

About The Author: 

Dr. Mohamed Lahlou is the technical assistance specialist for the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse. This article originally appeared as a tech brief for the NDWC.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Improving the Quality of Deionizers

Though both the cation and the anion resin are responsible for the quality of a deionization (DI) system effluent, it is the cation resin that is the big contributor to leakage. Improving the leakage characteristics of DI cation will reduce effluent conductivity, drop the pH and ultimately lead to better silica performance from the system.

About The Author: 

Jim Sabzali is the North American sales and marketing manager of The Purolite Co., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Sabzali has 20 years of experience with synthetic resins and has been with Purolite since 1990. He can be reached at 800-343-1500; fax 610-668-3962; e-mail jsabzali@puroliteusa.com.

C.F. "Chubb" Michaud, CWS-VI, is technical director of the Systematix Co. of Placentia, Calif., which he founded in 1982. With more than 30 years of experience in water and fluid treatment, he is a member of the Water Quality Association's Ion Exchange Task Force and chairman of its subcommittee for component providers in the manufacturer/supplier section. Michaud can be reached at 714-993-2482; fax 714-528-2482; e-mail chubbh2o@aol.com.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
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December 28, 2000
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11606