Special Issue "Advances in Water Desalination"

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A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Davis
Center for Inland Desalination Systems, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
Website: http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=67379
E-Mail: tadavis2@utep.edu
Phone: +1 915 747- 453

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Dear Colleagues,

Desalination of seawater and brackish groundwater has taken on an enhanced interest as droughts in various parts of the world have caused local water shortage. In other regions there is a chronic shortage of water, and the growth of tourism, business or harvesting of natural resources can be carried out only with desalination to supplement scarce existing water resources.

Desalination is an expanding business with continuing evolution in technology. Reverse osmosis (RO) is the dominant technology for new desalination plants, but there are still innovations that drive down cost and improve energy efficiency and water yield in RO systems. Further, there is continuing research on new technologies and ways to adapt older technologies (e.g. thermally and electrically driven) to the new challenges of reducing energy cost and management of concentrated salt solutions that are a byproduct of desalination. Concentrate management is especially important for inland desalination plants for which the option is not available for disposal of concentrate into the ocean. In some cases the concentrate has marketable salts if they can be isolated and purified.

In this special issue entitled “Advances in Water Desalination” authors have the opportunity to publish papers on their contributions to desalination technology. Manuscripts are welcome in the following areas.

  • Pretreatment
  • New membranes
  • Innovative desalination processes
  • Concentrate management

Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Davis
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Desalination
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Electrodialysis
  • Evaporation
  • Membrane distillation
  • Pretreatment
  • Concentrate

Published Papers (6 papers)

Water 2013, 5(1), 94-196; doi:10.3390/w5010094
Received: 23 November 2012; in revised form: 14 December 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 25 January 2013
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Water 2012, 4(4), 932-943; doi:10.3390/w4040932
Received: 1 October 2012; in revised form: 6 November 2012 / Accepted: 7 November 2012 / Published: 16 November 2012
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Water 2012, 4(3), 720-738; doi:10.3390/w4030720
Received: 23 July 2012; in revised form: 11 September 2012 / Accepted: 12 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012
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Water 2012, 4(3), 690-706; doi:10.3390/w4030690
Received: 4 July 2012; in revised form: 11 August 2012 / Accepted: 12 August 2012 / Published: 17 September 2012
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Water 2012, 4(3), 629-649; doi:10.3390/w4030629
Received: 4 July 2012; in revised form: 11 August 2012 / Accepted: 21 August 2012 / Published: 3 September 2012
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Water 2012, 4(2), 283-294; doi:10.3390/w4020283
Received: 19 January 2012; in revised form: 1 March 2012 / Accepted: 1 March 2012 / Published: 23 March 2012
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