Process claims to half cost of desalination

Process claims to half cost of desalination

ISSN 0958-2118 Process claims to half cost of desalination October 1998 process that uses an energy recovery system can reduce the cost of desali...

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ISSN 0958-2118

Process claims to half cost of desalination

October 1998

process

that uses an

energy recovery system can reduce the cost of desalination

by 50%

Water Technology

according

to HOH

who unveiled the system at

Aquatech ‘98. The

Danish-based

Company

development

could

industry

for

decades

change

drinking

water

The energy

secret

behind

recovery

system

water produced.

exchanger

exchanger

Dr

Allen

lost brine pressure

is a new can reduce

4 kW / rns of

The system consists

recycle

that

the pump

pressure

desalinates

reverse

osmosis.

capacity

The

container

plant,

water

using

purifies standard

plants

together

custom-tailored compact

have

of 70 to 1000 ml of desalinated

per day. For larger needs, multiple coupled

says

or the plant

and quick

aimed at supplying or irrigation

water

Butterfield, a

to install.

units can be

This three-year

are

These

units

grant

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the

(NSF),

greater

awards

participation

by all Americans. individual

awards

Denmark.Tel:+ 45 43 600 500; Fax:+ 45 43 600 900

institutional

nominations.

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individuals to receive a 1998 US Presidential

back to the feed

The system is used in HOH’s which

Butterfield,

member of the Journal of Membrane Science

that can save up to 70%

osmosis

is designed

that

to under

consumption

in reverse

half the

reducing

HOH

(ERS)

desalinated

unit

at under

the technology

consumption

on power

osmosis

by producing

cost.

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the reverse

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