Researchers at UTEP partnered with El Paso Water (EPW) to develop the high-recovery concentrate enhanced-recovery reverse osmosis (CERRO) process. Implementation of full-scale CERRO units at well sites in El Paso have resulted in 70-75% recovery of RO concentrate with a specific energy consumption of 1.23 kWh/m³ (4.6 kWh/kgal) and total estimated cost of approximately $0.59/m³ ($2.25/kgal). Cost-effective high-recovery desalination technologies, such as CERRO, are essential for drought-proof water supply in arid cities such as El Paso.
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- Shane Walker
- University of Texas
- AMTA/SWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
- AMTA/SWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop
- High Recovery Desalination, Concentrate Management, Minimal Liquid Dischard