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Advancing Desalination

This book is a companion volume to two published in 2011 by INTECH titled “Desalination, Trends and Technologies” and “Expanding Issues in Desalination”. The term “desalination” used in this series is in the broadest sense of the removal of dissolved, suspended, visible and invisible impurities in seawater, brackish water and wastewater. The purpose of desalination is to make water drinkable, or pure enough for industrial applications like in the processes for the production of steam, power, pharmaceuticals and microelectronics, or simply for attaining acceptable qualities for discharge back into the environment. This volume touches on Membranes and Systems, Solar Desalination, Reverse Osmosis Process Chemistry and Control, Drinking Water Quality, and Selective Waste Product Removal. The value of these volumes on the vast topic of desalination is to present the landscape to students, teachers and practitioners, with key concepts and keywords useful in gathering publications through internet search engines. The technologies of desalination of water are advancing as rapidly as the cry of human kind for more availability of quality water supply while minimizing environmental pollution. Contributions to the knowledge-base of desalination are expected to continue to grow exponentially in the coming years.

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Advancing DesalinationEdited by Robert Y. Ning

Published: September 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3368

ISBN: 978-953-51-0704-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6234-6

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

33739 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

15 Web of Science Citations

52 Dimensions Citations


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1. Advanced Membrane Material from Marine Biological Polymer and Sensitive Molecular-Size Recognition for Promising Separation Technology

By Keita Kashima and Masanao Imai


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2. Desalination of Industrial Effluents Using Integrated Membrane Processes

By Marek Gryta


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3. Novel Biopolymer Composite Membrane Involved with Selective Mass Transfer and Excellent Water Permeability

By Peng Wu and Masanao Imai


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4. Chemistry in the Operation and Maintenance of Reverse Osmosis Systems

By Robert Y. Ning


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5. Standardized Data and Trending for RO Plant Operators

By Thomas L. Troyer, Roger S. Tominello and Robert Y. Ning


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6. Processing of Desalination Reject Brine for Optimization of Process Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness and Environmental Safety

By M. Gamal Khedr


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7. Nanofiltration Process Efficiency in Liquid Dyes Desalination

By Petr Mikulášek and Jiří Cuhorka


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8. Desorption of Cadmium from Porous Chitosan Beads

By Tzu-Yang Hsien and Yu-Ling Liu


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9. Experimental Study on a Compound Parabolic Concentrator Tubular Solar Still Tied with Pyramid Solar Still

By T. Arunkumar, K. Vinothkumar, Amimul Ahsan, R. Jayaprakash and Sanjay Kumar


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10. Water in Algerian Sahara: Environmental and Health impact

By Khaled Sekkoum, Mohamed Fouzi Talhi, Abdelkrim Cheriti, Younes Bourmita, Nasser Belboukhari, Nouredine Boulenouar and Safia Taleb


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