Project #1654

Evaluation and Optimization of Existing and Emerging Energy Recovery Devices

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Completed
Principal Investigator
Robert
Huehmer
Contractor
Jacobs
Energy Optimization
Reuse
Advanced Treatment
Desalination
Reuse, Membrane Technology

Abstract

Reverse osmosis (RO) is widely used to desalt brackish water and seawater for drinking and industrial water production and to reclaim wastewater effluent for potable reuse and industrial use. A major impediment to additional implementation of desalination technologies is the lack of an independent tool to evaluate energy consumption and minimization of energy use. The project creates a thoroughly researched guidance manual that assesses currently available and emerging Energy Recovery Devices (ERDs) for desalination systems, and to create a computer tool to evaluate commercially available ERDs for the treatment of brackish water, seawater, and wastewater effluent.

Originally funded as WERF project Reuse-08-14.

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