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Bolsa Island Nuclear Power and Desalting Project Facilities (Cost and Description) and Cost of Desalted Water

Description: Report that contains information regarding the plans for a combined nuclear power plant and water desalination facility on a man-made island in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Includes the estimated costs associated with the conceptual plant as well as unit costs for desalted water.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Calif.)
Item Type: Report

By-Products from Saline Water Conversion Plants: A Feasibility Study

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on by-products of saline water conversion plants. As stated in the introduction, "the objective of the survey has been to determine whether recovery of salable by-products from minerals present in saline waters offers a practical route to reducing the overall cost of converting these saline feeds to fresh water, and to delineate areas for further research and development on recovery processes" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: September 1964
Creator: Weingerger, Arthur J. & DeLapp, Darwin F.
Item Type: Report

Case Studies of Desalted Water for Irrigation

Description: Report studying the use of desalinated water for irrigation at three locations in Arizona and California. Costs and benefits are measured among several different areas, including multiple concentrations of desalinated water, different desalting methods, and the desalting process.
Date: March 1972
Creator: United States. Bureau of Reclamation.
Item Type: Report

Chamber Geometry in Multi-Stage Flash Evaporators

Description: Report regarding "the importance of various parameters on the length of a typical stage in a multi-stage sea water flash evaporator" (p. 1). Parameter values were examined to determine their influence on chamber length.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co.
Item Type: Report

Conceptual Design Study of a 50 Million Gallon Per Day MSF Desalination Plant and Test Module

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over design studies for a 50 million gallon desalination plant. As stated in the introduction, "this report presents a conceptual design of a 50 MGD multistage flash plant and a conceptual design of a test module based on the 50 MGD plant design and proposed to demonstrate large plant design concepts. The report also includes a discussion of the more important engineering design studies employed in the development of the conceptual designs" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: November 1966
Creator: Fluor Corporation, ltd.
Item Type: Report

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

Corrosion of Metals in Sea Water

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline over the corrosive properties of sea water on metals. As stated in the report, "the following paragraphs outline the major factors which influence corrosion reactions" (p. 2). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: December 1960
Creator: Fink, Frederick W.
Item Type: Report

Cost of Steam Supply for Desalting Using Coal Fired Boilers

Description: Report studying the application and cost of using coal based steam power plants in desalination plants. Both Single Purpose Plants (wherein power is produced for the plant's needs) and Dual Purpose Plants (wherein extra power is produced for sale) are investigated.
Date: December 1970
Creator: Sichel, Peter & Nagelberg, George
Item Type: Report

Demineralization by Transport Depletion

Description: Report concerning the demineralization of water via the transport depletion process, which is a variation of electrodialysis that uses just one ion-exchange membrane. The first portion of the report covers a year of studying the transport depletion method, while the second part includes details regarding the experiments, equipment, and complications in greater detail.
Date: November 1963
Creator: Lacey, Robert E.
Item Type: Report

Demineralization of Saline Water by Electrically-Induced Adsorption on Porous Carbon Electrodes

Description: Report containing the summation of the desalination studies carried out by The University of Oklahoma Research Institute, including their theories of carbon demineralization, electrode development, and the cost estimates for a demineralization plant.
Date: March 1964
Creator: Murphy, George W.; Bloomfield, J. J.; Smith, Frank W.; Neptune, W. E.; Candle, Danny; Stevens, Arthur L. et al.
Item Type: Report

Desalination by Electrosorption and Desorption

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on electrosorption and desorption processes used for water desalination. The process and methods are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Lacey, Robert E. & Lang, Edward W.
Item Type: Report