Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.

Abstract

This project was part of an Environmental Design Contest. The task was to design a full-scale, low maintenance, low footprint, energy efficient, and reliable pretreatment system for reverse osmosis membranes used for seawater desalination on ships. Alternative technologies were tested at the bench-scale. Turbidity and organic carbon, as measures of fouling potential, were the main parameters for evaluating pretreatment effectiveness. A dual media filter followed by a cartridge filter provided the best treatment and the lowest cost.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Environmental Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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