Water quality assessment of solar-assisted adsorption desalination cycle

Young Deuk Kim, Kyaw Thu, Moawya E. Masry, Kim Choon Ng

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This study focuses on the water quality assessment (feed, product and brine) of the pilot adsorption desalination (AD) plant. Seawater from the Red Sea is used as feed to the AD plant. Water quality tests are evaluated by complying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards with major primary and secondary inorganic drinking water pollutants and other commonly tested water quality parameters. Chemical testing of desalinated water at the post desalination stage confirms the high quality of produced fresh water. Test results have shown that the adsorption desalination process is very effective in eliminating all forms of salts, as evidenced by the significant reduction of the TDS levels from approximately 40,000. ppm in feed seawater to less than 10. ppm. Test results exhibit extremely low levels of parameters which are generally abundant in feed seawater. The compositions of seawater and process related parameters such as chloride, sodium, bromide, sulfate, calcium, magnesium, and silicate in desalinated water exhibit values of less than 0.1. ppm. Reported conductivity measurements of desalinated water are comparable to distilled water conductivity levels and ranged between 2 and 6. μS/cm while TOC and TIC levels are also extremely low and its value is less than 0.5. ppm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-151
Number of pages8
JournalDesalination
Volume344
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Desalination
desalination
Water quality
Seawater
adsorption
water quality
Adsorption
Water
seawater
conductivity
water
Water Pollutants
Calcium Sulfate
Sodium sulfate
Environmental Protection Agency
sodium chloride
bromide
Potable water
Drinking Water
brine

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Water quality assessment of solar-assisted adsorption desalination cycle. / Kim, Young Deuk; Thu, Kyaw; Masry, Moawya E.; Ng, Kim Choon.

In: Desalination, Vol. 344, 01.07.2014, p. 144-151.

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Kim, Young Deuk ; Thu, Kyaw ; Masry, Moawya E. ; Ng, Kim Choon. / Water quality assessment of solar-assisted adsorption desalination cycle. In: Desalination. 2014 ; Vol. 344. pp. 144-151.
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