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Material Characterization

Material characterization, also known as surface interaction processes, use a solid surface to remove constituents from solution. Surface interactions used in desalination strategies include:

Research on surface interaction processes includes research into electrets and the aqueous boundary effect on colloid separation.

Desalting and Water Purification Research Program

Report Title Performing Agency Date Report # See also
Zeta Potential for Reverse Osmosis Membranes: Implications for Membrane Performance and Feed Water Treatment University of California at Los Angeles Dec-96 10
Enhancement of Membrane Fouling Resistance through Surface Modification Bureau of Reclamation; Denver CO Mar-97 22
Polyamide Reverse Osmosis Membrane Fouling and Its Prevention: Oxidation-Resistant Membrane Development, Membrane Surface Smoothing, and Enhanced Membrane Hydrophilicity Separations Systems Technology, Inc.; San Diego, CA; Orange County Water District; Fountain Valley, CA Nov-00 61 Membrane-Membrane Development,
Application of Electret Technology to Low Cost Desalination University of Denver; Denver CO; June 2002 73
Novel Fouling Resistant Membranes for Water Purification University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX Sep-08 129 Membrane-Fouling and Cleaning,

WTCost II: Modeling the Capital and Operating Costs of Thermal Desalination Processes Utilizing a Recently Developed Computer Program that Evaluates Membrane Desalting, Electrodialysis, and Ion Exchange Plants

(note, this software is out of date.)

I. Moch and Associates February 2008 130 Economics