Desalination Engineering: Planning and Design by Nikolay VoutchkovDesalination Engineering: Planning and Design by Nikolay Voutchkov

Desalination Engineering: Planning and Design

byNikolay Voutchkov

Hardcover | January 8, 2013

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An in-depth guide to reverse osmosis desalination

This Water Environment Federation and WateReuseAssociation publication provides comprehensive information on the planning and engineering of brackish and seawater desalination projects for municipal water supplies. After a brief overview of widely used desalination technologies, Desalination Engineering focuses on reverse osmosis desalination. The book discusses basic principles, planning and environmental review of projects, design and selection of key desalination plant components, desalinated water posttreatment, and concentrate management. Guidelines on sizing and cost estimation of desalination plant facilities are also included in this practical resource.


  • Source water quality characterization
  • Fundamentals of reverse osmosis desalination
  • Planning considerations
  • Environmental review and permitting
  • Intakes for source water collection
  • Intake pump stations
  • Source water screening and conditioning
  • Sand removal, sedimentation, and dissolved air flotation
  • Pretreatment by granular media filtration
  • Pretreatment by membrane filtration
  • Comparison of granular media and membrane pretreatment
  • Reverse osmosis separation
  • Post-treatment of desalinated water
  • Desalination plant discharge management
  • Desalination project cost estimates

Nikolay Voutchkov is an internationally recognized expert in the field of membrane water and wastewater treatment with extensive experience in the development of seawater desalination projects. He is the president of Water Globe Consulting which provides independent engineering advisory services to the desalination and water reuse indu...
Title:Desalination Engineering: Planning and DesignFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9 × 8.6 × 1.6 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071777156

ISBN - 13:9780071777155

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Desalination Engineering: An Overview
Chapter 2. Source Water Quality Characterization
Chapter 3. Reverse Osmosis Desalination Fundamentals
Chapter 4. Project Planning and Basic Design Considerations
Chapter 5. Project Environmental Review and Permitting
Chapter 6. Intakes for Source Water Collection
Chapter 7. Source Water Intake Pump Station
Chapter 8. Source Water Screens
Chapter 9. Source Water Conditioning
Chapter 10. Sand Removal, Sedimentation and Dissolved Air Flotation
Chapter 11. Pretreatment by Granular Media Filtration
Chapter 12. Pretreatment by Membrane Filtration
Chapter 13. Comparison of Granular Media and Membrane Filtration
Chapter 14. Reverse Osmosis Separation
Chapter 15. Post Treatment of Desalinated Water
Chapter 16. Desalination Plant Discharge Management
Chapter 17. Desalination Cost Estimating