Texas Desalination 101

The abundance and distribution of brackish groundwater in Texas suggests this resource has significant potential to meet future water demands. To meaningfully explore opportunities for desalination, an understanding is required of some basic water chemistry concepts, the differences among major desalination technologies, and the common components of a groundwater desalination project.


Chapter Outline:

Brackish Groundwater Resources in Texas

Basic Water Chemistry
Drinking Water Quality Standards
Desalination Efficiency and Membrane Protection

Overview of Desalination Technologies
Evaporation Processes
Membrane Processes

Project Components for Brackish Groundwater Desalination
Groundwater Development
Brackish Water Treatment
Concentrate Management and Disposal
Delivery of Potable Water

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