History, Development and Management

Desware Contents

The History of  Desalination Before Large-Scale Use

James D. Birkett

The Development on Multistage Flash Distillation

R.S. Silver (deceased)

Milestones in the Development of Multi-Stage Flash Desalination Plants Worldwide

N. McArthur

Steam Plant Aspects of Seawater Distillation

R.S. Silver (deceased)

Summary of Methods Used in Common Practice

O.K. Buros

Seawater Desalination By Large Multistage Flash Plants

D.M.K. Al-Gobaisi

Case Study on Planning a Large Scale MSF Desalination Plants

Asghar Husain
Klaus Wangnick
Adil Radif

Desalination and Water Reuse in India

Braj M. Misra and Himangshu K. Sadhukhan

Desalination Plants in Emirates of Abu Dhabi

Hanif Sultan

The History of Desalination Before Large-Scale Use

The history of Science and technology

Desalination in Antiquity

The Middle ages & Spread of Islam

The age of discovery and exploration

The age of science and reason

The influence of the Industrial Revolution

From 1900 until World War II

From 1940 until the Mid 1950's

The Beginnings of Large-scale Use of Desalination

Epilogue

The Development on Multistage Flash Distillation

History of distillation by boiling

History of Flash distillation

Multi-stage Flash distillation

The importance of desalination and the contribution of MSF distillation

Milestones in the Development of Multi-Stage Flash Desalination Plants Worldwide

Milestones in Desalination Technology

Specification of Key Desalination Plants

Steam Plant Aspects of Seawater Distillation

The need for desalination

Energy requirements for distillation

Distillation Flow sheets

Temperature range of distillation process

Types of MSF construction

Summing up general MSF Advances

Research and Development

Vapor Compression

Developments of MEB distillation

Summary of Methods Used in Common Practice

Distillation

Electrodialysis

Reverse Osmosis

Other methods

Seawater Desalination By Large Multistage Flash Plants

Large Scale Seawater Desalination in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Performance of the plants

Measurement and control

Modeling, simulation optimization and advanced automation

A Case Study on Planning a Large Scale MSF Desalination Plants

Process aspects

Design aspects (including automation)

Material aspects and selection

Cost aspects

Environmental aspects

The proposed plant

Summary and Recommendations

Desalination and Water Reuse in India

Water needs and availability in India

Historical developments of R&D on desalination in India

Current status

Thermal desalination

Reverse osmosis desalination

Desalination/water reuse strategies

Nuclear desalination

Desalination Plants in Emirates of Abu Dhabi

Large MSF Desalination Plants in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi