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Expanding Issues in Desalination

For this book, the term "desalination" is used in the broadest sense of the removal of dissolved, suspended, visible and invisible impurities in seawater, brackish water and wastewater, to make them drinkable, or pure enough for industrial applications like in the processes for the production of steam, power, pharmaceuticals and microelectronics, or simply for discharge back into the environment. This book is a companion volume to "Desalination, Trends and Technologies", INTECH, 2011, expanding on the extension of seawater desalination to brackish and wastewater desalination applications, and associated technical issues. For students and workers in the field of desalination, this book provides a summary of key concepts and keywords with which detailed information may be gathered through internet search engines. Papers and reviews collected in this volume covers the spectrum of topics on the desalination of water, too broad to delve into in depth. The literature citations in these papers serve to fill in gaps in the coverage of this book. Contributions to the knowledge-base of desalination is expected to continue to grow exponentially in the coming years.

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Expanding Issues in DesalinationEdited by Robert Y. Ning

Published: September 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/826

ISBN: 978-953-307-624-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6059-5

Copyright year: 2011

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118116 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

88 Web of Science Citations

112 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Large Review of the Pre Treatment

By Kader Gaid


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2. Pretreatment for Reverse Osmosis Systems

By Robert Y. Ning


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3. Membrane Cleaning

By José Miguel Arnal, Beatriz García-Fayos and María Sancho


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4. Reject Brines from Desalination as Possible Sources for Environmental Technologies

By Caterina De Vito, Silvano Mignardi, Vincenzo Ferrini and Robert F. Martin


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5. Rotary Pressure Exchanger for SWRO

By Zhou Yihui, Bi Mingshu and Liu Yu


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6. Flexibility Study for a MSF by Monte Carlo Simulation

By Enrique Tarifa, Samuel Franco Domínguez, Carlos Vera and Sergio Mussati


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7. A Computational Model Study of Brine Discharges from Seawater Desalination Plants at Barka, Oman

By H.H. Al-Barwani and Anton Purnama


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8. Brine Outfalls: State of the Art

By Daniela Malcangio and Antonio F. Petrillo


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9. The Influence of Electrochemical Properties of Membranes and Dispersions on Microfiltration

By Petr Mikulášek and Pavlína Velikovska


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10. Nanofiltration and Low Energy Reverse Osmosis for Advanced Wastewaters Treatment

By Gamal Khedr


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11. Assessment of UV Pre-Treatment to Reduce Fouling of NF Membranes

By Di Martino Patrick, Houari Ahmed, Heim Véronique and Marconnet Cyril


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12. PAC/UF for Removing Cyanobacterial Cells and Toxins from Drinking Water

By Margarida Campinas and Maria João Rosa


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13. Fabrication of Tubular Membrane Supports from Low Price Raw Materials, Using Both Centrifugal Casting and/or Extrusion Methods

By Abdelhamid Harabi and Ferhat Bouzerara


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14. Determination of Optimal Conditions for Separation of Metal Ions Through Membrane Dialysis/Electrodialysis Using Statistical Experimental Methods

By Jau-Kai Wang, Jir-Ming Char and Ting-Chia Huang


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15. Developing Nano-Structured Carbon Electrodes for Capacitive Brackish Water Desalination

By Linda Zou


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16. Copper Ions Biosorption Properties of Biomass Derived from Algerian Sahara Plants

By Abdelkrim Cheriti, Mohamed Fouzi Talhi, Nasser Belboukhari and Safia Taleb


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17. Chelating Agents of a New Generation as an Alternative to Conventional Chelators for Heavy Metal Ions Removal from Different Waste Waters

By Dorota Kołodyńska


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18. Operating Experience of Desalination Unit Coupled to Primary Coolant System of Cirus

By R.C. Sharma and Rakesh Ranjan


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19. Nanofiltration Used for Desalination and Concentration in the Manufacture of Liquid Dyes Production

By Petr Mikulášek and Jiří Cuhorka


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20. New Type Filtration, Ion-Exchange, Sorption Small Multi Process Water Conditioning Device Used as a Multi Cell Water Deionizer

By Angel Zvezdov and Dilyana Zvezdova


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