Abstract Earlier work at Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) R&D Center showed that nanofiltration (NF) pretreatment of seawater feed to seawater desalination plants removed from its turbidity and microorganism, caused significant rejection of the scale forming hardness ions, reduced TDS in Gulf seawater and produced a new, partially desalinated seawater product, considerably different and superior to seawater in qualities and without the problems normally associated with seawater of high concentration of scale forming ions, high TDS, high turbidity and high bacteria count. Integration of the NF unit with one of the conventional desalination processes to form for example an NF-SWRO lead to a significant improvement in the seawater desalination processes, for example by doubling the SWRO product water output and recovery ratio and the production of high purity permeate (TDS

Full Text

Published Version
Open DOI Link

Get access to 115M+ research papers

Discover from 40M+ Open access, 2M+ Pre-prints, 9.5M Topics and 32K+ Journals.

Sign Up Now! It's FREE

Talk to us

Join us for a 30 min session where you can share your feedback and ask us any queries you have

Schedule a call