Desalination Engineering - Planning and Design

Desalination Engineering - Planning and Design

This book provides detailed background information on the planning and engineering of brackish and seawater desalination projects for municipal water supply.

While it includes a brief overview of key widely used desalination technologies, it focuses on reverse osmosis (RO) desalination, which at present is the most widely used technology for the production of freshwater from saline water sources.

The book’s chapters address practically all aspects of brackish and seawater desalination, from basic principles to planning and environmental review of projects to the design of key desalination plant components such as intake, pretreatment facilities, the reverse osmosis system, post-treatment of desalinated water, and concentrate management.

The book also provides guidance and examples for sizing and cost estimation of desalination plant facilities. It is important to note that the facility and equipment sizing procedures presented in this book are not intended to serve as standard all-inclusive design procedures; their main purpose is to illustrate typical methodologies and approaches used by desalination professionals.

References to particular technologies, equipment, and membrane manufacturers should not be construed as endorsement by the author or a recommendation for preferential use or consideration. Cost graphs included in the book are recommended for use in preparing initial order-of-magnitude estimates of a project’s construction costs. Site-specific project conditions may result in significant differences from the values determined based on the cost curves.

The book includes a total of 17 chapters, which follow a typical process of project planning, environmental review, and selection and sizing of key desalination plant components.

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