ERIC Number: ED156497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The A-B-C of Desalting.
Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Research and Technology.
This publication provides a simple explanation of how various processes convert sea or brackish water to fresh water. Included are descriptions of the membrane processes (reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, transport depletion, and piezodialysis); the distillation processes (multistage flash distillation, vertical tube distillation, multieffect multistage distillation, vapor compression distillation, and solar humidification); the crystalization processes (vacuum freeze-vapor compression, secondary refrigerant freezing, eutectic freezing, and hydrate formation); and a chemical process (ion exchange). (BB)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Environment, Guides, Natural Resources, Oceanography, Physical Sciences, Research Reports, Sciences, Utilities, Water Resources
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 024-000-00836-3; No price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Research and Technology.
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