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Conceptual Design Study of a One Million Gallon Per Day MSM Desalination Plant-Replacement for Demonstration Plant No. 2 at Point Loma, San Diego, California

Description: From foreward: "This is another of a series of reports designed to present accounts of progress on saline water conversion with the expectation that the exhange of such data will contribute to the long range development of economical processes applicable to large scale desalination plants for conversion of sea and other saline waters." This particular report describes various aspects of a demonstration plant in San Diego, California.
Date: April 1967
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of a Thin-Liquid-Film Membrane Device for Reverse Osmosis

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on reverse-osmosis plants. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: April 1971
Creator: Davies, D. S.; Bemberis, I.; Wong, Chung-ming; Savage, W. F. & Channabasappa, K. C.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Secondary Refrigerant Freezing Desalting Process: Operation of a 15,000 GPD Pilot Plant

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over the development of the secondary refrigerant freeze desalination process. The process is presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: March 1969
Creator: Ganiaris, N.; Lambiris, J.; Glasser, R.; Hunter, J. A.; Rinne, W. W. & Verikios, S. C.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reverse Osmosis for Water Desalination

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on the reverse-osmosis program. The methods of desalination through osmosis are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 22, 1964
Creator: Lonsdale, H. K.; Merten, U.; Riley, R. L.; Vos, K. D. & Westmoreland, J. C.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engineering Study of the Potentialities and Possibilities of Desalting for Northern New Jersey and New York City

Description: Report that includes results and methodology from an engineering study regarding drought in Northern New Jersey and New York City. Topics include the area's water systems, the possible integration of desalting plants, and the potential costs of such plants.
Date: September 1966
Creator: Ralph M. Parsons Company
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Engineering Evaluation of the Long-Tube Vertical Falling-Film Distillation Process

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over engineering studies on the long-tube vertical falling-film distillation process. As stated in the introduction, "it is the objective of this report to study the falling-film distillation and to prepare an engineering evaluation of the process and the design of major items of equipment, with particular emphasis upon improving production and operational reliability and upon reducing product cost" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1965
Creator: Dow Chemical Company
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of Brine Desulfating Process As Applied To Desalination Phase 1

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on the desulfating process at desalination plants. As stated in the introduction, "the explicit purpose of this study is to determine whether or not application of the feed-water desulfating process to the feed to a desalting plant will reduce the overall cost of desalted water" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: October 1967
Creator: Ennis, Charles E.; Gelblum, G. P. & Pechenick, William
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sea Water Corrosion Test Program

Description: From Introduction: "The first demonstration plant sponsored by the Office of Saline Water was located in Freeport, Texas, and came 'on stream" in 1961. The incoming sea water was deaerated since both Speller (6) and Uhlig (7) recognized that dissolved oxygen was usually the controlling factor in the corrosion of iron stream condensate at temperatures even as high 400 degrees F. The water was acidified prior to daeration with H2SO4 to decompose the carbonates which subsequently would cause scale when the water was heated. After the carbonates were removed, the pH was raised to the neutral point, again to provide a less corrosive environment."
Date: March 1969
Creator: Behrens, H. C.; Martin, F. D.; Osborn, O.; Rice, L.; Russell, W. B.; Schreiber, C. F. et al.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Optimum Operation of Desalting Plants as a Supplemental Source of Safe Yield

Description: From Summary: "The Operating Rule Program receives focus in this report. It is written in Fortran IV computer language and consists of about 1,700 statements. Principles results of the application of the program are summarized in Table 1 for the three systems analyzed."
Date: April 1970
Creator: Clyde, Calvin G. & Blood, Wesley H.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Study and Development of the Hickman Sea-Water Still

Description: From Introduction: "The report is organized into three major sections and three appendixes. In first major section are presented a brief historical account of the work done by other organizations prior to November, 1957, and a detailed description of the experiments conducted by Battelle with the No.4 and No. 5 stills. The second major section summarizes the results of cost studies. The third major section gives data, calculations, and derivations pertaining to the heat-transfer aspects of the Hickman still."
Date: September 1960
Creator: Buckel, W. L.; Beck, W. D.; Irwin, J. R.; Putnam, A. A. & Eibling, J. A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Study and Field Evaluation of Solar Sea-Water Stills

Description: From Introduction: "This report describes the progress of the study and field evaluation of solar sea-water stills during the first 2 years of a research program being conducted for the Office of Saline Water, United States Department of the Interior, by Battelle Memorial Institute. The period covered by the report extends from January 20, 1958, to January 31, 1960."
Date: September 1961
Creator: Bloemer, J. W.; Collins, R. A. & Eibling, J. A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saline Ground-Water Resources of the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico

Description: From Abstract: "This report describes the location, extent, and quality of saline ground water in Tularosa Basin, a north-trending elongated, intermontane, desert basin in south-central New Mexico."
Date: July 1970
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Community and Regional Water Supply Data in Support of Desalting Plant Projects

Description: Purpose and Scope: "The purpose of this study is to provide basic water supply data needed for future evaluation and selection of promising saline water conversion opportunities. This report presents information regarding the present and future supply situation of individual communities. Also presented is information on regional water plans with respect to provisions for municipal water supply."
Date: April 1970
Creator: Patterson, W. L. & Lobb, H. J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Operation of a Reverse Osmosis Desalination Unit at Webster, South Dakota

Description: From Introduction: "This report covers the operation at Webster, South Dakota of an Aerojet Model 1-56OB-2 reverse osmosis (RO) unit purchased by the office of Saline Water (OSW) from Aerojet-General Corporation under Contract 14-0100001-1112."
Date: May 1969
Creator: Bossert, Warren H. & Fluke, Gordon A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Multistage Flash Phenomena in a Three-Stage Test System

Description: From Introduction: "This report covers the information resulting from these tasks and additionally the solution to a serious difficulty in obtaining stable operation and reasonable distillate purity due to foaming and priming which was much more serious in three stage test device than it had been in the original two-stage unit."
Date: January 1970
Creator: Williamson, W. R. & Gilbert, F. W.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department