Fresh Water from Saline Waters

Fresh Water from Saline Waters

The Political, Social, Engineering and Economic Aspects of Desalination

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: Philip Sporn
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185859

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Fresh Water from Saline Waters: The Political, Social, Engineering and Economic Aspects of Desalination examines the political, social, engineering and economic aspects of desalination, with emphasis on the recovery of fresh water from saline waters. The feasibility of combining power generation and distillation is discussed. This book begins with an overview of the history and some basic concepts of desalination, a process that involves artificially taking away or removing the salt from salted water or from sea water. It then presents a brief overall perspective on water supply and its uses in the United States, along with an explanation of the technical principles of distillation with particular reference to evaporation, freezing, and electrodialysis. The desalination process known as multi-stage flash distillation is also considered, together with the principles of combining power generation and distillation and the thermodynamic basis of this integration. The book concludes with an analysis of the economics of nuclear power plants and nuclear heat for distillation. This monograph will be useful for undergraduate students, practitioners, and researchers in engineering, economics, politics, and social sciences.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Chapter 1. Fresh Water from Saline Waters


    U.S. Water Supply and its Uses

    Some Basic Concepts of Desalination

    History of Desalination

    The Technical Principles

    Multi-Stage Flash Distillation

    Principles of Combining

    The Thermodynamic Basis for Integrated Operation

    Economics of Nuclear Power in Power and Distillation



Product details

  • No. of pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185859

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Philip Sporn

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