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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

Evaluation of 75,000 GPD Sea Water Desulfating Pilot Plant

Description: Report describing the design, construction, test programs, and economic issues relating to an Experimental Continuous Ion Exchange Desulfating Softening Plant and how the conclusions drawn from its operation could be used for the desulfation of sea water with desalination plants.
Date: November 1971
Creator: Garrison, K. M. & Gugler, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of a Thin-Film Sea Water Distillation Unit for Marine and Shore Base Application

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on a thin film sea water distillation unit. As stated in the summary, "a General Electric Thin Film Sea Water Distillation Unit designed for marine application has been evaluated. The results demonstrate the feasibility of the thin film process for this application. The technology made available by this work provides criteria for the design of compact equipment" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: October 1961
Creator: General Electric Company
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of Concrete and Related Materials for Desalination Plants: Second Annual Progress Report

Description: Report investigating concrete for use in a sea water desalination plant. Concretes containing both natural and limestone aggregates were tested under the temperature, pressure, salinity, and structural stress conditions that could be expected in such a plant.
Date: June 1968
Creator: United States. Bureau of Reclamation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of the Vertical Tube Evaporator and the Multistage Flash Desalination Processes

Description: Report that compares and evaluates "the relative thermodynamic and engineering characteristics and economics of the Vertical Tube Evaporator (VTE) and the Multistage Flash (MSF) process" (p. 1) for use in 250 Millions of Gallons per Day (MGD) and 2.5 MGD desalination plants.
Date: August 1970
Creator: The Fluor Corp., Ltd.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental Investigation of Direct Freeze Separation Process Using Refrigerant R-C318 (Octafluorocyclobutane)

Description: Report concerning the possible use of octafluorocyclobutane, R-C318, being used in the direct freezing process as a means of extracting fresh water from sea water. Topics include using R-C318 to make ice, flash precooling, design of a small direct freezing pilot plant using R-C318, and related economic studies.
Date: April 1967
Creator: Johnson, C. A.; Moore, S. J.; Wagaman, N. D. & Sandell, D. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department