Review of Desalination and Concentrate Management Issues for Increasing Drinking Water Supplies
Date of Award
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Master of Applied Science
Environmental Policy And Management
concentrate disposal; desalination; Drinking water; Saline water conversion; Saline water conversion plants -- Waste disposal; Water -- Purification -- Membrane filtration; Water -- Purification -- Reverse osmosis process; Water quality; water quality; water quantity
Water quantity and quality issues worldwide are causing nations to consider alternate sources for drinking water. Desalination and other membrane processes for treatment of seawater and brackish inland waters have been in use for the past quarter century and are growing in use worldwide. These treatment processes create a highly concentrated waste stream in which the principal constituents are dissolved solids. This report provides an overview of desalination methods and the methods available to dispose of this waste stream. Innovative technologies being studied for possible future use are also discussed.
Hassinger, Elaine, "Review of Desalination and Concentrate Management Issues for Increasing Drinking Water Supplies" (2007). Environmental Policy Management. 220.