Project #4038

Desalination Facility Design and Operation for Maximum Energy Efficiency

$458,613
Completed
Principal Investigator
Srinivas
Veerapaneni (Vasu)
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
Black & Veatch
Desalination
Water Supply Planning
Energy Optimization

Abstract

Compiles and analyzes data from operating brackish (ground and surface), seawater, and wastewater membrane desalination facilities to result in recommendations for the design and operation of desalination facilities to maximize energy efficiency and reduce energy use and costs. Also investigates the relationships between plant location, design, operation and maintenance, and energy use and cost. Research partner: California Energy Commission. Published in 2011.