Execution of a Chinese desalination project at minus 20°C

Hagay Shemer, Tianjin Project Engineer, IDE Technologies

How do you design a thermal desalination plant where the driven force is steam with a wide range of pressures? And how can the project cope with hostile environmental conditions such as temperatures that drop below minus 20°C?

This article describes how IDE Technologies overcame the challenges of building a multi-effect distillation plant in China, the largest seawater desalination plant in the country to date.

This article first appeared in the May/June 2011 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

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