Project #4283

Comparing Conventional and Pelletized Lime Softening Concentrate Chemical Stabilization

$405,867
Completed
Principal Investigator
Charlie
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Research Manager
Ms. Jennifer I Warner
Contractor
Carollo Engineers

Abstract

This project demonstrates at the pilot scale the economic and associated energy efficiencies of a technology to improve reverse osmosis (RO) recovery from 85 to 95 percent, which also reduces concentrate volume by two thirds. Utilities that are planning and/or implementing inland desalination facilities to access brackish water resources will benefit from the research, especially waters with problematic silica and/or barium concentrations. Tailored Collaboration partner: City of Phoenix Water Services Department. Published in 2011.