The Affordable Desalination Collaboration (ADC) is a California non-profit organization composed of a group of leading companies and agencies in the desalination industry. Using a combination of energy efficient, commercially available RO technologies including pumps, membranes and energy recovery equipment, the ADC has demonstrated (in a two-phase study) that seawater reverse osmosis can be used to produce water at an affordable cost and energy consumption rate comparable to other supply alternatives. In phase I, the most affordable operating point was estimated by calculating the net present value for each tested condition, accounting for both capital and operating costs. In phase II, these new flow schemes will be used to demonstrate recoveries of seawater systems above 50%, while still maintaining good water quality and low energy performance. It will also allow for a direct comparison matrix of performance from four leading membrane manufacturers (DOW, Hydranautics, Toray, Koch).
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- Tom Seacord, P.E.
- Carollo Engineers, Inc.
- AMTA Biennial Conference, Las Vegas, NV
- Biennial Conference
- ADC, desalination, RO