State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2006NM51B
Title: Sustainable Recovery of Potable Water from Saline Waters
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2006
End Date: 2/28/2008
Congressional District: Second
Focus Categories: Treatment, Water Quality, Conservation
Keywords: desalination, brackish water, solar power
Principal Investigator: Khandan, Nirmala
Federal Funds: $ 10,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 4,510
Abstract: Dr. Nirmala Khandan of the Civil and Geological Engineering Department is developing an integrated solar-powered desalination system and will conduct pilot scale studies on the system. His approach has the potential for wider applications in reclaiming high quality water from wastewaters and industrial side streams such as produced waters from oil fields. An advantage to his approach is that it does not consume nonrenewable energy resources, reduces reliance on energy imports, and is not harmful to the environment.

Year two of the project is proposed for funding.

Progress/Completion Report, PDF

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