One of the largest uses of water in the United States and the world is for cooling systems in power generation. Closed-cycle cooling towers produce a concentrated water stream (called blowdown) that is similar to the concentrate from a reverse osmosis system. This project was directed toward cost-effectively recovering 70 percent to 90 persent of the water that is discharged as blowdown from El Paso Electric’s Newman Power Plant using the Concentrate Enhanced Recovery Reverse Osmosis (CERRO) process.
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- Anthony Tarquin, Ph.D., P.E.
- University of Texas at El Paso
- AMTA Technology Transfer Workshop, El Paso, TX
- Session 3: High Tech Desalination
- Concentrate Management, Blowdown Water Recovery, Seawater RO