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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

Development of an Improved Solar Still

Description: Report concerning the study of multiple designs of solar distillers with the goal of increasing the fresh water ouptut.
Date: March 1962
Creator: Grune, Werner N.; Collins, Richard A.; Hughes, Ross B. & Thompson, T. Lewis
Item Type: Report

Development of Direct Contact Condensation Multistage Flash Distillation Process Phase 2

Description: Report investigating the feasibility of the Atomics International Direct Contact Condensation Multistage Flash (DCC-MSF) Distillation process using "analytical and experimental studies on a direct contact condensation module and a plastic film heat exchanger. (p. iii) Contains further studies and evaluations of the direct-contact condensation unit and plastic film heat exchanger.
Date: May 1970
Creator: Kohl, A. L.; Shimazaki, T. T.; Wetch, J. R. & Suratt, W. B.
Item Type: Report

Development of Direct Contact Condensation Multistage Flash Distillation Process Phase IIIA

Description: Report investigating the feasibility of the Atomics International Direct Contact Condensation Multistage Flash (DCC-MSF) Distillation process using "analytical and experimental studies on a direct contact condensation module and a plastic film heat exchanger. (p. iii) Contains further studies and evaluations of the direct-contact condensation unit and plastic film heat exchanger.
Date: January 1971
Creator: Kohl, A. L.; Shimazaki, T. T.; Suratt, W. B. & Westerman, S.
Item Type: Report

Development of Polyphenylene Oxide Membranes

Description: Report concerning manufacturing variables on sulfonated polyphenylene oxide reverse osmosis membranes. The effects these variables have membrane performance are discussed as well as procedures to increase membrane reproducibility and performance.
Date: June 1971
Creator: Chludzinski, Paul; Austin, J. F. & Enos, J.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report