Desalination is a dynamically growing field with more research, more engineering, more applications, more countries, more people, and with more training programs. This book provides high quality invited reviews on progress in various aspects of the desalination field. It features comprehensive coverage of desalination science, technology, economics, markets, energy considerations, environmental impact, and more. It is a key guide for professionals and researchers in water desalination and related areas including chemical, mechanical, and civil engineers, chemists, materials scientists, manufacturers of desalination membranes, water reuse engineers, and water authorities, as well as students in these fields.
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Comprehensive, in-depth reviews of progress in a field of growing importance to large populations around the globe
Millions of people around the world face water shortages, millions of children die every year from water-borne diseases, and drought regularly afflicts many regions. Therefore, the search for adequate drinking water remains a pressing problem throughout the world.
Water desalination, the production of freshwater from seawater by the removal of salts, is a rapidly growing industry aimed at meeting rising water demands. However, concerns related to the significant capital costs, high energy requirements, and environmental impacts associated with desalination processes must be addressed in order to build a sustainable water desalination industry. This can be achieved by continued research and development to improve technologies and reduce costs, as well as through education and exchange of information among developers, researchers, and the public.
The book series Advances in Water Desalination is designed to meet the need for knowledge in this evolving field by covering related aspects including science, technology, economics, commercialization, and environmental impacts. The first volume in this series consists of six entries by top experts from around the world, each treating a specific topic in depth.
The important topics explored in this volume are:
- Fundamentals of desalination analysis and design
- Environmental impacts of desalination technologies
- Economic aspects of water desalination
- Advances in hollow fiber reverse osmosis membrane modules for seawater desalination
- The emerging adsorption desalination process
- Advanced instrumentation for measurement and control
- Automation in Multi-Stage Flash and Reverse Osmosis processes
Advances in Water Desalination is an excellent resource for scientists, educators, students, and researchers in industrial, governmental and academic laboratories, and for commercial developers of environmental-friendly, sustainable processes.