Desalination Engineering: Planning and Design (Hardcover)

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Desalination Engineering: Planning and Design (Hardcover)


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An in-depth guide to reverse osmosis desalination

This Water Environment Federation and WateReuseAssociation 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 posttreatment, and concentrate management. Guidelines on sizing and cost estimation of desalination plant facilities are also included in this practical resource.


  • Source water quality characterization
  • Fundamentals of reverse osmosis desalination
  • Planning considerations
  • Environmental review and permitting
  • Intakes for source water collection
  • Intake pump stations
  • Source water screening and conditioning
  • Sand removal, sedimentation, and dissolved air flotation
  • Pretreatment by granular media filtration
  • Pretreatment by membrane filtration
  • Comparison of granular media and membrane pretreatment
  • Reverse osmosis separation
  • Post-treatment of desalinated water
  • Desalination plant discharge management
  • Desalination project cost estimates

Nikolay Voutchkov is an internationally recognized expert in the field of membrane water and wastewater treatment with extensive experience in the development of seawater desalination projects. He is the president of Water Globe Consulting which provides independent engineering advisory services to the desalination and water reuse industry. Mr. Voutchkov is an active member of the WateReuse Association - Desalination Committee; the American Water Works Association - Desalination and Membrane Process Committees; the American Membrane Technology Association, and the International Desalination Association.
Product Details ISBN: 9780071777155
ISBN-10: 0071777156
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: January 8th, 2013
Pages: 688
Language: English