2013 Desalination and Water Purification Research Project Awards
For FY 2013, Reclamation awarded $209,891 under the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR) for one new project and to continue two others. Non-Federal cost- sharing funding provides an additional $104,600 for this research.
The new project is Kamalesh Sirkar (email@example.com): Novel Cylindrical Crossflow Hollow Fiber Membrane Module for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation-Based (DCMD) Desalination.
This project is testing a more compact DCMD module, which will save energy and lower costs. Current DCMD modules have large footprints. This new compact module will make it easier to design larger plants with smaller footprints. New Jersey Institute of Technology is partnering with Applied Membrane Technology, Inc., in Minnesota.
Two other projects were continued at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility at Alamogordo, New Mexico:
- Zero Discharge Desalination Demonstration, University of
Texas, El Paso
- Installation and Operation of a Full Solar Distillation
Desalination Unit, Suns River Still