Remineralization of desalinated water by limestone dissolution with carbon dioxide

Hilla Shemer, David Hasson*, Raphael Semiat, Menachem Priel, Nissim Nadav, Arina Shulman, Elena Gelman

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A commonly used remineralization process involves bringing CO2-acidified desalinated water in contact with a bed of limestone. Dissolution of limestone provides two essential ingredients to the water: bicarbonate alkalinity and calcium content. The kinetics of limestone dissolution with CO2 was studied as a function of inlet CO2 concentration, water flow velocity, and temperature. The experimental data conformed very well to the Yamauchi model. Optimal design of a hardening column is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-881
Number of pages5
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Calcite dissolution
  • Desalinated water
  • Hardening
  • Kinetic model
  • Optimal design

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