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Project TypeMQP
Submission date2010-04-27
Authors
  • Yekaterina V Moran, EV
  • Elizabeth Alice Schreiber, CE
  • Justin Skelly, EV
  • Danielle M Volpe, EV
  • URNE-project-042710-161430
    TitleGreen Reverse Osmosis Pretreatment for Shipboard Desalination
    Advisor
  • Plummer, Jeanine D., CE
  • Availability unrestricted

    Abstract

    This project was part of an Environmental Design Contest. The task was to design a full-scale, low maintenance, low footprint, energy efficient, and reliable pretreatment system for reverse osmosis membranes used for seawater desalination on ships. Alternative technologies were tested at the bench-scale. Turbidity and organic carbon, as measures of fouling potential, were the main parameters for evaluating pretreatment effectiveness. A dual media filter followed by a cartridge filter provided the best treatment and the lowest cost.

    Files
  • GreenReverseOsmosisPretreatment.pdf

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