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Desalination Engineering: Operation and Maintenance

N. Voutchkov
McGraw Hill, USA (2014)

A comprehensive, one-volume engineering reference from the Water Environment Federation and WateReuse Association on desalination plant operation and maintenance.
Desalination Engineering: Operation and Maintenance provides a comprehensive one-volume reference on desalination for municipal water supply professionals. This authoritative guide covers key aspects of desalination plant operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The focus is on reverse osmosis membrane desalination, which at present is the most widely used technology for production of fresh drinking water from highly saline water sources. This Water Environment Federation and WateReuse Association guide covers state-of-the art operation, maintenance, and monitoring practices associated with each of the key desalination plant facilities-intakes, pretreatment technologies, reverse osmosis equipment, energy recovery, membrane systems, post-treatment processes, and solids handling. Covers theoretical principles of desalination and their practical application Presents a step-by-step approach for operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of desalination plant treatment components Discusses pre-treatment and reverse osmosis Each chapter contains case-study examples illustrating various technologies and their practical implementation Provides federal and state regulatory agencies with background on the monitoring requirements to determine and prevent potential environmental impacts associated with the discharges from desalination plants and to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment Uses International System of Units (SI) with US units in parenthesis where appropriate.

Desalination Engineering: Planning and Design

N. Voutchkov
McGraw Hill, USA (2012)

This Water Environment Federation and WateReuse Association publication provides comprehensive information on the planning and engineering of brackish and seawater desalination projects for municipal water supplies.
After a brief overview of widely used desalination technologies, Desalination Engineering focuses on reverse osmosis desalination. The book discusses basic principles, planning and environmental review of projects, design and selection of key desalination plant components, desalinated water post treatment, and concentrate management. Guidelines on sizing and cost estimation of desalination plant facilities are also included in this practical resource.

Pretreatment Technologies for Seawater Desalination

N. Voutchkov
Australian Water Association, Sydney, Australia (2008)

This book presents an overview of pretreatment challenges facing most reverse osmosis seawater desalination plants today and their impacts on the efficiency and costs of operations.
Having identified the problems and their causes, the author then provides practical solutions derived from experience using examples drawn from across the globe. Divided into eleven chapters, the reader will a wealth of information from guidelines for selection of pretreatment system configuration based on source seawater quality to design of the most commonly used pretreatment technologies such as screening, sand removal, sedimentation, dissolved air flotation, granular media filtration and membrane filtration. In concluding, the author shares insights on the present and future use of ultra and microfiltration membrane technologies and their advantages and limitations for seawater pretreatment.


Milestones in Water Reuse – The Best Success Stories

Lazarova, V., Asano, T., Bahri, A., J. Anderson (Editors)
IWA Publishing, (2013)

Milestones in Water Reuse: The Best Success Stories illustrates the benefits of water reuse in integrated water resources management and its role for water cycle management, climate change adaptation and water in the cities of the future.
Selected case studies are used to illustrate the different types of water reuse, i.e. agricultural irrigation, golf course and landscape irrigation, urban and industrial uses, environmental enhancement, as well as indirect and direct potable reuse. The various aspects related to water reuse are covered, including treatment technologies, water quality, economics, public acceptance, benefits, keys for success and main constraints. These international case studies highlight the best practices for the implementation of water reuse and provide the perspective for the integration of water recycling projects in the future, both for megacities and rural areas. Milestones in Water Reuse: The Best Success Stories demonstrates that planned water reuse is a cost competitive and energy-saving option to increase water availability and reliability. This book provides policy makers and regulators with a good understanding of water reuse and helps them to consider recycled water as safe and how it can be used. It is intended to be read by all people in the water sector and shows how water reuse is safe, economically viable, environmentally friendly and can provide high social benefits.

Water-Energy Interactions of Water Reuse

Lazarova, V., Choo, K. H., Cornel, P. (Editors)
IWA Publishing (2012)

The focus of Water-Energy Interactions in Water Reuse is to collect original contributions and some relevant publications from recent conference proceedings in order to provide state-of-art information on the use of energy in wastewater treatment and reuse systems.
Special focus is given to innovative technologies, such as membrane bioreactors, high pressure membrane filtration systems, and novel water reuse processes. A comparison of energy consumption in water reuse systems and desalination will be also provided. Water-Energy Interactions in Water Reuse covers the use of energy in conventional and advanced wastewater treatment for various water reuse applications, including carbon footprint, energy efficiency, energy self-sufficient facilities and novel technologies, such as microbial fuel cells and biogas valorization. It is of real value to water utility managers; policy makers for water and wastewater treatment; water resources planners, and researchers and students in environmental engineering and science.


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