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Desalting Handbook for Planners

RosTek; DSS Consulting; Aqua Resources.
July 2003

Report #72 - Summary -

The Handbook was first published by OWRT and Reclamation in 1972. A second edition was published by Reclamation in 1977. In the intervening years, desalting technology and costs have changed radically, raising the need for this Handbook (3rd edition). The Handbook contains descriptions of both thermal and membrane technologies in common use today, together with chapters on the history of dealination in the U.S. Chapters on pretreatment and post-treatment, environmental issues, and a chapter on case histories preceded the final chapter on costs and cost estimating.


For more information about the DWPR program, contact Kevin Price at: Bureau of Reclamation, 86-69000, PO Box 25007, Denver CO 80225; phone (303) 445-2260; or e-mail a message to MPrice@usbr.gov.