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Main Title Integrating desalination and agricultural salinity control alternatives /
Author Walker, Wynn R.,
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Agricultural and Chemical Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada Okla. Source Management Branch.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-074; EPA-R-803869
Stock Number PB-281 381
OCLC Number 04045128
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Saline water conversion--Colorado River (Colo-Mexico) ; Salinity--Colorado River (Colo-Mexico) ; North America--Colorado River
Additional Subjects Cost effectiveness ; Desalting ; Irrigation ; Water pollution control ; Optimization ; Salinity ; Distillation ; Evaporation ; Osmosis ; Vacuum appartus ; Freezing ; Electrodialysis ; Mathematical models ; Efficiency ; Linings ; Scheduling ; Automation ; Computer programs ; Cost analysis ; Grand Valley ; Colorado ; Return flow ; Reverse osmosis ; Desalination processes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD479.3.W34 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-074 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/11/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-074 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-78-074 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/08/2016
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/074 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-074 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-281 381 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 182 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
The cost-effectiveness relationships for various agricultural and desalination alternatives for controlling salinity in irrigation return flows are developed. Selection of optimal salinity management strategies on a river basin scale is described as a problem of integrating optimal strategies with individual subbasins and irrigated valleys. Desalination systems include seven processes: (1) Multi-stage distillation; (2) vertical tube evaporation in conjunction with (1); (3) a vapor compression form of (2); (4) electrodialysis; (5) reverse osmosis; (6) vacuum freezing-vapor compression; and (7) ion exchange. Agricultural salinity control alternatives include conveyance linings, irrigation scheduling, automation, sprinkler irrigation systems, and trickle irrigation systems. A case study of the Grand Valley in western Colorado is presented to demonstrate the analysis developed.
"April 1978." Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-124). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. Contract Number: R-803869, Program Element No. 1BB039.