Books around desalination
Books and publications around desalination can be found all around the world. Today we can see more and more publication posted in chats and social media platforms as well. A lot of these documents are available online.
This page does give you the option to search and select publication due to the field of interest you are looking for. The way we structured the fields follows the way the water flows through a waterworks and desalination plant. We start with the intake, pre-treatment, core process, post-treatment, storage and transportation. Areas of specials interest are energy, mobile plants, and future desalination technology.
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Since decades our market has been developing faster and faster every year. In order to keep up and stay up to date DME does provide books and folders covering all in one down to very specific subjects and special areas of interest. Following this link here you will find material introducing desalination up to full coverage of membrane and thermal desalination.
The intake solution has a very big influence on the rest of the desalination plant. Starting with open intakes for very big volumes and a very robust operation today beach wells are more and more in use for smaller and medium size plants depending on local soil conditions. Following this link here you will find material related to this subject.
Treatment of raw water for membrane processes is the most importuned thing to do. A pre-treatment does cover mostly everything to be take of the raw water coming from the intake bigger than 5 micron, any biology and specific components. For mostly and thermal process this part hardly does not appear. Following this link here you will find material related to this subject.
Today DME is tracking more than 50 desalination technologies globally. The main technologies in use are in number of installations and volume are Reverse Osmosis (RO), Multi-Stage Flash Evaporation (MSF) and Multiple-Effect Distillation (MED). Covering not only the core desalination process but also needed and additional components following this link here you will find much more material related to this subject.
Typically, post-treatment of product water includes one or more of the following processes such as disinfection, Water quality polishing for enhanced removal of specific compounds (i.e. H2S, boron, chlororganics, NDMA, etc.), re-mineralization and stabilization (corrosion control). The purpose of a proper post-treatment is base on technical needs of the network as well as on the customers’ needs. Following this link here you will find material related to this subject.
For a very long time the energy needed to desalinate water will be a main part of the overall price for a liter of water. The more efficient every Watt can be used the better will be the overall price for water. Therefore a lot of effort has been put into reduction of energy used as well as using alternative energy sources. In the end salt and water has to be separated and there is a natural minimum of energy required for this on one can overcome. For mostly and thermal process this part hardly does not appear.
Demand and distance often do not allow building pipelines or operating a truck transportation system to serve the water needed. Reducing costs and performing flexibility often does lead to a mobile desalination solution. Starting with emergency units for a personal use only, covering units of some thousands of liters up to desalination takers of a capacity of 50.000 m³/d coursing along the costs and delivering water where it is needed. Following this link here you will find material related to this subject.
Everybody is familiar with MSF, MED, RO, NF, UF. Some might have been in contact with MD and FO. But who knows how this works and who knows what comes next after MD and FO. DME has based on its knowhow of desalination technology gathered a again and again new and interesting technologies being presented by inventors, owners of patents and researchers showing where we will go in desalination in the future. As we all know new and good ideas in desalination are getting more and more needed. Therefore DME does provide written reports as well as online system to find the way. Following this link here you will find material related to this subject.