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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 ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
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  EPA 600-2-78-074 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-074 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
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.