Fundamental chemistry and engineering aspects of post-treatment processes for desalinated water-A review

Liat Birnhack, Nikolay Voutchkov, Ori Lahav*

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Abstract

The quality with which water is released from desalination plants is continuously increasing. Since desalination permeates are slightly acidic, contain very low buffering capacity and are very soft, post-treatment is always required. This paper reviews the knowledge accumulated in the last decades on desalination post-treatment processes. It covers fundamental chemistry aspects, required water quality criteria, advantages and disadvantages of currently applied processes, engineering and cost considerations, recent full-scale project experience and up-to-date research trends.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-22
Number of pages17
JournalDesalination
Volume273
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calcite dissolution
  • Desalination
  • Dolomite dissolution
  • Ion exchange
  • Post-treatment
  • Review

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