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Trends and Technologies

Edited by Michael Schorr

Autonomous University of Baja California

The book comprises 14 chapters covering all the issues related to water desalination. These chapters emphasize the relationship between problems encountered with the use of feed water, the processes developed to address them, the operation of the required plants and solutions actually implemented. This compendium will assist designers, engineers and investigators to select the process and plant configuration that are most appropriate for the particular feed water to be used, for the geographic region considered, as well as for the characteristics required of the treated water produced. This survey offers a comprehensive, hierarchical and logical assessment of the entire desalination industry. It starts with the worldwide scarcity of water and energy, continues with the thermal - and membrane-based processes and, finally, presents the design and operation of large and small desalination plants. As such, it covers all the scientific, technological and economical aspects of this critical industry, not disregarding its environmental and social points of view. One of InTech's books has received widespread praise across a number of key publications. Desalination, Trends and Technologies (Ed. Schorr, M. 2011) has been reviewed in Corrosion Engineering, Science & Technology – the official magazine for the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, and Taylor & Francis's Desalination Publications. Praised for its “multi-faceted content [which] contributes to enrich it,” and described as “an essential companion...[that] enables the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the desalination industry,” this book is testament to the quality improvements we have been striving towards over the last twelve months.

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DesalinationTrends and TechnologiesEdited by Michael Schorr

Published: February 28th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/583

ISBN: 978-953-307-311-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4516-5

Copyright year: 2011

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98869 Total Chapter Downloads

58 Crossref Citations

137 Web of Science Citations

206 Dimensions Citations


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1. Electrodialysis Technology - Theory and Applications

By Fernando Valero, Angel Barceló and Ramón Arbós


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2. Water Desalination by Membrane Distillation

By Marek Gryta


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3. Desalination of Coastal Karst Springs by Hydro-geologic, Hydro-technical and Adaptable Methods

By Marko Breznik and Franci Steinman


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4. Corrosion Control in the Desalination Industry

By Michael Schorr, Benjamín Valdez, Juan Ocampo and Amir Eliezer


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5. Application of Renewable Energies for Water Desalination

By Mattheus Goosen, Hacene Mahmoudi, Noreddine Ghaffour and Shyam S. Sablani


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6. Seawater Desalination: Trends and Technologies

By Val S. Frenkel


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7. Advanced Mechanical Vapor-Compression Desalination System

By Jorge R. Lara, Omorinsola Osunsan and Mark T. Holtzapple


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8. Renewable Energy Opportunities in Water Desalination

By Ali A. Al-Karaghouli and L.L. Kazmerski


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9. New Trend in the Development of ME-TVC Desalination System

By Anwar Bin Amer


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10. Solar Desalination

By Bechir Chaouachi


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11. Reject Brine Management

By Muftah H. El-Naas


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12. DOE Method for Optimizing Desalination Systems

By Amin Behzadmehr


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13. Impacts of Brine Discharge on the Marine Environment. Modelling as a Predictive Tool

By Pilar Palomar and Iñigo. J. Losada


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14. Optimization of Hybrid Desalination Processes Including Multi Stage Flash and Reverse Osmosis Systems

By Marian G. Marcovecchio, Sergio F. Mussati, Nicolás J. Scenna and Pío A. Aguirre


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