Engineering Firm Awarded Two Desalination Projects

Carollo Engineers has been selected to implement two significant water desalination and concentrate (brine) management and disposal research projects.

May 1st, 2005

Carollo Engineers has been selected to implement two significant water desalination and concentrate (brine) management and disposal research projects. The first of the awards is from the AWWA Research Foundation (AwwaRF) and will focus on the issues of desalination recovery enhancement and minimization of concentrate volume. The project, entitled Desalination Product Water Recovery and Concentrate Volume Minimization will tap Carollo’s experience in desalination and concentrate management and explore promising and innovative solutions.

“Locating new water sources is difficult. Frequently, desalination technology must be implemented to treat water that was previously considered unusable,” said Carollo Engineer’s Dr. Sandeep Sethi, principal investigator of the Desalination Recovery and Concentrate project. “This project is of great importance because it seeks to provide solutions to the most difficult problem associated with desalination-disposal of the concentrate the process generates.”

The second project, awarded by the Joint Water Reuse & Desalination Task Force (WateReuse Foundation, AwwaRF, Water Environment Research Foundation and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation), will focus on developing a decision methodology to help water utilities evaluate their brine disposal options on a local level. This project, entitled Regional Solutions for Concentrate Disposal, addresses the significant, geographically diverse issues associated with concentrate disposal. WW

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