This paper summarizes the results of both bench and pilot-scale Membrane Distillation tests when treating a variety of feedwaters including thermal desalination system brines, seawater, tap water and prepared sodium chloride solutions. In addition to measuring flux & effluent quality as a function of process conditions (temperature, flows, salinity), detailed enthalpy flows and energy balances were prepared. A comparison of the flux and Performance Ratio for “Air Gap” MD and “Vacuum Multi-Effect” MD system designs is also presented.
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- Samer Adham, Ph.D.
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Membrane Distillation, Waste Heat, energy balance