EPA Science Inventory

Desalination

Citation:

Namboodiri, V. AND K. Rajagopalan. Desalination. Chapter 6, COMPREHENSIVE WATER QUALITY AND PURIFICATION" Elsevier. ELSEVIER, AMSTERDAM, Holland, 2:98-119, (2014).

Description:

To cope with the rising demand for fresh water, desalination of brackish groundwater and seawater is increasingly being viewed as a pragmatic option for augmenting fresh water supplies. The large scale deployment of desalination is likely to demonstrably increase electricity use, greenhouse gas emissions, and other pollutants. The widespread use of desalination also gives rise to the need for environmentally sensitive concentrate management practices. The coupling of desalination with renewable energy, the use of low-grade heat to drive thermal desalination, and increased operational efficiency are avenues to minimize the adverse impacts of desalination while meeting the need for fresh water.

Purpose/Objective:

BOOK: "COMPREHENSIVE WATER QUALITY AND PURIFICATION" Elsevier, (to be published in 2014)

URLs/Downloads:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123821829000955   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Completion Date: 06/30/2014
Record Last Revised: 06/30/2014
Record Created: 06/30/2014
Record Released: 06/30/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 279780

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION