Developing membrane distillation for desalination brines

Samer Adham, Joel Matar, Altaf Hussain and Arnie Janson, ConocoPhillips Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC), Qatar

Membrane distillation is the subject of a great deal of research and development around the world, as D&WR has often reported. In Qatar, the emphasis is on using it to produce a high-quality distillate from high-salinity brines rejected from thermal desalination.

The team has proved the viability of the process and is now testing it under real field conditions

This article first appeared in the August/September 2013 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

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