Membrane distillation is a desalination process where a vapor pressure gradient drives the diffusion of water across a hydrophobic membrane. Benefits of membrane distillation include extremely high salt rejection (100% theoretical rejection), permeate quality that is independent of feed salinity, utilization of low grade waste heat, and operation at ambient pressure. Several bench and pilot study results are presented.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Samer Adham, PhD
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Membrane distillation, seawater desalination, low grade heat, thermal distillation