Desalination Resources

  1. Lowering Desalination’s Energy Footprint: Lessons From Israel
    2/1/2017

    There’s an old expression that whisky is for drinking and water is for fighting over. The Legislative Session is upon us again in Texas, and count on water being an issue, as it always is in this drought and flood-prone state.

  2. The Problem With Road Salt
    1/23/2017

    With winter snow comes the inevitable introduction of a water source foe: road salt. With potential hazards posed to consumers and the environment, it’s up to treatment plants and utilities to do something about it.

  3. Encore® 700 Chemical Metering Pumps Provide SNWA With A Decade Of Flawless Service At River Mountains
    8/15/2016

    Built in 2002, Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) River Mountains Water Treatment Facility is a state-of-the art  water treatment facility that delivers 300 million gallons per day and was designed to be expanded to deliver up to 600 million gallons per day of treated water in the future.

  4. Simple Steps To Drive Down The Cost Of Desal
    8/1/2016

    Using natural gas to power the mechanical vapor compression unit — the “heart” of conventional desalination and its most energy-intensive process — may prove to be an economic game-changer.

  5. Texas’ Evolving Energy Reality: Clean Energy Uses Less Water
    6/14/2016

    It’s been an interesting time for water in Texas. Beyond the incredibly wet and cool spring we’ve been having, Memorial Day saw the second year in a row of record-breaking floods.

  6. BlueTech Forum Reveals Water Technology Future
    5/17/2016

    Technologies which could transform the shape of the water industry of the future will be on show at the fifth BlueTech Forum, to be held in San Francisco.

  7. Plant Taps Pacific Ocean As Source Of Drinking Water
    5/12/2016

    With its dedication in December 2015, the $1 billion Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant opened a spigot to the Pacific Ocean, creating a new, drought-proof source of drinking water for 3.1 million people in San Diego County, CA.

  8. “Taxpayers’ Best Friend” Looks Into Water Technologies
    5/10/2016

    The Government Accountability Office recently assessed technologies that can potentially save the U.S. from water stress, focusing on distribution efficiency and the treatment of nontraditional sources. We provide a snapshot of GAO’s findings, including technology pros and cons, “readiness” rates, and levels of adoption.

  9. Fractional Electrodeionization (FEDI) Technology For RO Permeate Polishing And Demineralization
    5/5/2016

    Sabine Pass, a large LNG refinery in the U.S., required a membrane desalination solution to cater to its extensive process water needs in order to produce a large amount of liquefied natural gas for export.

  10. Is Capacitive Deionization The Key To Desalination?
    4/28/2016

    Capacitive deionization can remove ions, like salt, from water. With a lower energy cost than many other desalination methods, could it be the answer to drought?