Microbial desalination cells used a pretreatment for seawater RO can reduce salt content between 50-70%. The pretreatment step is self-powered because of the energy created in the cell. An energy savings of 7 kW-hr/1000 gallons would save a 1 MGD RO facility $200,000 per year.
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- David Drew, P.E.
- Gannett Fleming, Inc.
- AMTA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
- San Diego Biennial
- Microbial fuel cell, Desalination, Carbon Footprint