Videos from the COMET program on desalination projects

The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of a set of video interviews with Frank Leitz, Senior Chemical Engineer at the Bureau of Reclamation. In these three short video interviews, Frank shares stories and lessons learned from his work on water purification and desalination projects.

In the first video, "Lessons-learned: Cost-modeling for Desalination Projects", Frank shares some historical lessons from his experience estimating the cost of desalination projects.

In the second video, "The Pioneering Role of the Yuma Desalting Plant in Large-Scale Membrane Desalination", Frank provides some interesting background to the story of the creation of this historic and innovative project.

In the final video of this set, "What was a major success of the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR)?", Frank describes some of the key achievements of this very successful program.

Please follow this link to the MetEd description page that provides additional information and a link to access the videos which are hosted on COMET's YouTube channel: These resources were produced in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation.

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We welcome any comments or questions you may have regarding the content, instructional approach, or use of these videos. Please e-mail your comments or questions to Lon Goldstein (