Innovative Cost-effective Pre-treatment for Desalination

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This paper describes an innovative technology to pre-treat feed water for desalination. An inline coagulation-flocculation-separation (CFS) system is detailed that does not require filtration or sedimentation. Advantages include: scalability, modularity, rapid processing, low energy, and low maintenance. In comparison with conventional and membrane pre-treatments, this technology may allow reductions in capital cost by 30-70%, operations and maintenance cost by 30-40% and land use by 58-77%.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Nanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy
Published: June 21, 2010
Pages: 598 - 600
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topics: Materials for Oil & Gas, Water Technologies
ISBN: 978-1-4398-3415-2