Sustainable Desalination Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128092408

Sustainable Desalination Handbook

1st Edition

Plant Selection, Design and Implementation

Authors: Gnaneswar Gude
Paperback ISBN: 9780128092408
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 432
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Sustainable Desalination Handbook: Plant Selection, Design and Implementation provides the comprehensive knowledge base required for efficient and sustainable process design for existing and new desalination plants around the world. This valuable resource for understanding and utilizing the most recent developments in desalination technologies and methods addresses the necessary components, including process design and implementation, operational strategies, and novel discoveries that minimize environmental impacts. In addition, the book features essential illustrations, operational details, issues and potential solutions and sustainable management strategies for present and future desalination plants.

Key Features

  • Explains plant design and process selection criteria for each desalination process
  • Presents international regulations and permitting for intake and discharge locations, design and disposal
  • Provides energy recovery schemes, optimization and process controls
  • Covers renewable energy sources, such as nuclear, geothermal, solar and wind powered desalination, energy storage and optimization
  • Includes case studies of recent desalination projects and process design


Environmental Engineers, Chemical Engineers, process engineering, engineers in renewable energy systems

Table of Contents

1. Membrane Desalination - Process Selection, Design, and Implementation
2. Energy Efficiency in Reverse Osmosis
3. Environmental Impact and Technoeconomic Analysis of Hybrid MSF/RO Desalination: The Case Study of Al Taweelah A2 Plant
4. Trigeneration and Polygeneration Configurations for Desalination and Other Beneficial Processes
5. Design and Construction of Open Intakes
6. Design and Construction of Subsurface Intakes
7. Brine Disposal and Management - Planning, Design, and Implementation
8. Post treatment of desalinated water
9. Desalination Concentrate Management and Valorization Methods
10. Environmental regulations - Inland and coastal desalination case studies
11. Impact of seawater desalination on coastal environments
12. Microbial communities in the process and effluents of seawater desalination plants
13. Impact of algal blooms and their toxins on RO desalination plant operations
14. Social issues and public acceptance of seawater
15. Environmental life cycle analysis of desalination processes


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About the Author

Gnaneswar Gude

Veera Gnaneswar Gude is currently an Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). He has over 15 years of academic, research and industrial experience in desalination and water/wastewater treatment areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mississippi State University, MS, USA