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Development of Propane Hydrate Desalting Process

Description: Report that summarizes research on the propane hydrate saline water conversion process. Contains the design of the plant where the testing occurred as well as summaries of the tests.
Date: August 1968
Creator: Williams, V. C.; Roy, C. L.; Smith H., Jr. & Battle, O. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of the Direct Freeze Separation Process

Description: Report regarding the construction and testing of a sea water to fresh water conversion plant which uses a freezing method to remove salt. The report also presents information regarding the plant's economic and technical feasibility.
Date: June 1964
Creator: Hahn, Wilfred J.; Burns, Rodney C.; Fullerton, Robert S. & Sandell, Dewey J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of Tubular Reverse Osmosis Module Assembly Techniques

Description: Report concerning the development of equipment and processes required for the production of porous wall reverse osmosis tubes lined with membrane material deposited by extrusion. These include a chilled water membrane gellation system, "a heat treat fixture permitting simultaneous heat treatment of several reverse osmosis tubes" (p. 1), and the optimization of the structure of fiberglass filament/resin composite material.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Fluke, G. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of Water Purification Systems Based on Reverse Osmosis

Description: Report demonstrating the concept of a small and disposable reverse-osmosis cartridge. Research includes "1) a search for suitable membrane supporting structures and materials during which the hydrodynamic characteristics of a number of potential materials were evaluated, 2) the evaluation of reverse-osmosis membranes cast directly on support materials and on reinforcing materials, and 3) the design, fabrication and testing of a small reverse-osmosis cartridge" (p. 1).
Date: April 1969
Creator: Ellington, R. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development Report Number 6: Saline Water Conversion Demonstration Plant Number 1, Freeport, Texas

Description: Report regarding the eighth Development Run of Saline Water Conversion Demonstration Plant Number 1. Primary objectives include studying "various aspects of heat transfer and water treatment and their effect on the Multiple-Effect Long-Tube-Vertical Evaporation Process" (p. 1).
Date: September 1967
Creator: Stearns-Roger Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development Report Number 7: Saline Water Conversion Test Bed Plant, Freeport, Texas

Description: Report regarding the ninth Development Run of Saline Water Conversion Demonstration Plant Number 1. Primary objectives include studying "various aspects of heat transfer and sea water and condensate treatment and their effect on the Multiple-Effect Long-Tube-Vertical Evaporation Process" (p. 1).
Date: June 1968
Creator: Stearns-Roger Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development Report Number 9: V.T.E. Process Development, Freeport Test Facility, Freeport, Texas

Description: Report presenting accounts of testing saline water conversion and the economics thereof. This report covers the fifteenth and sixteenth Development Runs, which evaluated the following: the performance of the plant's double-fluted tube bundle and titanium tube bundle; the condensate handling-restrictions in the 5 effect module; a sump to sump brine transfer system modification; porcelain spray nozzles; enhanced surface tubes; and an oxygen scavenging system.
Date: October 1971
Creator: Campbell, Keith S. & Williams, Donald L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dropwise Condensation Characteristics of Permanent Hydrophobic Systems

Description: Report regarding the development of a new approach to dropwise condensation, understanding the role of nucleation in the process, and the possibility of permanent dropwise condensing surfaces. Report includes historical background, experiments with elements and dropwise condensation, economic considerations, and publications that came from his program.
Date: April 1966
Creator: The Franklin Institute
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economic and Technical Evaluation of the Wiped Film Evaporator

Description: Report concerning the efforts to make the sea water distillation process more economical by improving the heat transfer surface. The General Electric wiped film process is one such improvement and is discussed along with its history, description, and related testing.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Anderson, Ralph E. & Lotz, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economics of Combining Distilled Seawater and Renovated Wastewater

Description: Report containing a methodology for determining the least expensive plan to use water from desalination plants. Elements of this methodology include treatment requirements for fresh water, sea water, and waste water, storage, conveyance, and waste water disposal.
Date: October 1970
Creator: Porter, J. W. (James Winston), 1937-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of Manufacturing Variables and the Development of Replaceable Membrane Elements for Brackish Water Tubular Reverse Osmosis Systems

Description: Report describing the development of a reliable means to cast brackish water desalination membranes, the quality control of membrane-support elements, and the development of replaceable membrane elements.
Date: May 1971
Creator: Blevitt, R.; Hartupee, R. H. & Marks, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engineering and Economic Feasibility Study for a Combination Nuclear Power and Desalting Plant: Phases 1 and 2

Description: Scope: As defined by the subcontract, Bechtel's responsibility is to determine the engineering and economic feasibility and preliminary design of a combination power and desalting plant using a nuclear energy heat source, which plant shall be deemed suitable for operation by the District by the year 1970.
Date: December 1965
Creator: Bechtel Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engineering Evaluation of Factors Affecting Quality of Water Sources Available for Saline Water Conversion Plants

Description: Report investing the "effects of contaminated raw water supplies on conversion processes," and studying "potential technical and economic advantages of combination saline water and sewage effluent conversion plants" (p. 1).
Date: December 1965
Creator: Sheppard T. Powell Associates
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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department