Intake and pretreatment considerations for Coquina Coast

While the attention of US desalination watchers has been focused primarily on Carlsbad and Huntington Beach on America’s west coast, on the east coast, plans for a similar-sized seawater desalination plant have been moving forward with much less fuss. The Coquina Coast Seawater Desalination Alternative Water Supply Project proposes a 50-80 MGD (189,000 m /d – 303,000 m /d) desalination plant to serve a number of Florida’s supply utilities. This article looks at the considerations for pretreatment and the alternatives for a seawater intake. This article appeared in the February/March 2010 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

While the attention of US desalination watchers has been focused primarily on Carlsbad and Huntington Beach on America’s west coast, on the east coast, plans for a similar-sized seawater desalination plant have been moving forward with much less fuss.

The Coquina Coast Seawater Desalination Alternative Water Supply Project proposes a 50-80 MGD (189,000 m³/d – 303,000 m³/d) desalination plant to serve a number of Florida’s supply utilities.

This article looks at the considerations for pretreatment and the alternatives for a seawater intake.

This article appeared in the February/March 2010 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.


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