Effect of temperature on seawater desalination-water quality analyses for desalinated seawater for its use as drinking and irrigation water


GULER E., OZAKDAG D., ARDA M. , YUKSEL M., KABAY N.

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH, vol.32, no.4, pp.335-339, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10653-010-9294-x
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-339
  • Keywords: Drinking water, Irrigation water, Reverse osmosis, SWRO, Water quality standards, HYBRID PROCESS, BORON REMOVAL, PERMEATE

Abstract

The effect of feed seawater temperature on the quality of product water in a reverse osmosis process was investigated using typical seawater at Urla Bay, Izmir region, Turkey. The tests were carried out at different feed seawater temperatures (11-23A degrees C) using two RO modules with one membrane element each. A number of variables, including pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids, salinity, rejection percentage of a number of ions (Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Cl-, HCO3 (-), and SO4 (2-)), and the levels of boron and turbidities in collected permeates, were measured. The suitability of these permeates as irrigation and drinking water was checked by comparison with water quality standards.