Carlsbad Desalination Plant Hits Milestone: 100 Billion Gallons Served – San Diago, California, USA

he Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant has served more than 100 billion gallons of water over the past seven years — a milestone reached in late October, the San Diego County Water Authority and plant owners announced Tuesday.

The plant, which produces 50 million gallons of drinking water daily, enough for 400,000 homes meeting 10% of San Diego County’s water demand, is the largest in the United States.

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Carlsbad Desalination Plant Hits Milestone: 100 Billion Gallons Served – San Diago, California, USA2022-12-11T22:58:11+01:00

Isobaric energy recovery in desalination plants – Dallas, Texas, USA

The new FLEX isobaric energy recovery device (photo) is this company’s next-generation compact pressure exchanger for reverse osmosis (RO) plants. The FLEX pressure exchanger is designed to be one of the most efficient and compact energy-recovery devices on the market.

With its ability to recover more than 98% of hydraulic energy and offer the highest unit capacity available, while being notably smaller than competitor products, the FLEX pressure exchanger can substantially reduce the cost of desalination by lowering operating and capital expenditures, the company says. The FLEX offers a simple design with only four […]

Isobaric energy recovery in desalination plants – Dallas, Texas, USA2022-12-11T22:58:06+01:00

The world’s largest inland desalination plant is right here in El Paso – Texas, USA

EL PASO, Texas – The Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination plant on the east side is the world’s largest inland desalination plant. It is the largest based on how many millions of gallons of clean water it can produce on a given day- capable of cleaning a whopping 27.5 million gallons per day, the equivalent of 416 Olympic size swimming pools.

However, that number isn’t always met, as the amount of water produced is based on customer needs. For example, in June, before the start of the Monsoon, the water demand is high, and more gallons […]

The world’s largest inland desalination plant is right here in El Paso – Texas, USA2022-11-06T14:54:33+01:00

Energy Recovery launches PX Q400 pressure exchanger – Alemeda County, California, USA

SAN LEANDRO: Made with corrosion-proof ceramic and designed with only one moving part, the PX Q400 supports a 25-year design life with no scheduled maintenance, leading to incredibly low life cycle costs and maximum uptime. 

Key advantages of the PX Q400:

  • Less than […]
    • Highest average efficiency compared to other PX technology products
    • At 400 gallons per minute (gpm), it is the highest capacity PX yet, which results in 25% fewer devices compared to the PX Q300 (depending on plant size)
    • Less than […]
  • Energy Recovery launches PX Q400 pressure exchanger – Alemeda County, California, USA2022-12-11T23:03:43+01:00

    EPA may try to block what could be the first seawater desalination plant built in Texas – USA

    Texas regulators issued an environmental permit Thursday for the Port of Corpus Christi to build what could become the state’s first seawater desalination plant — but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may refuse to accept it.

    Citing water quality concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency may refuse to recognize a permit that Texas approved Thursday for a marine desalination plant at the Port of Corpus Christi.

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    EPA may try to block what could be the first seawater desalination plant built in Texas – USA2022-12-11T23:09:51+01:00

    Marina Coast Water District plans to restart dormant desalination plant – California, USA

    The Marina Coast Water District (MCWD) announced at a meeting of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors that it is going to restart its long-dormant desalination plant.

    At full capacity, it can produce 300,000 gallons per day of potable water, according to MCWD’s website.

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    Marina Coast Water District plans to restart dormant desalination plant – California, USA2022-09-27T02:48:12+02:00

    Santa Barbara Company Plans To Develop Off Shore Desalination Plant – California, USA

    A Santa Barbara Company wants to purify ocean water off the coast of Vandenberg Space Force Base. According to the Tribune, Ocean Portal Water Company has proposed building a floating osmosis desalination buoy. The plan is to provide roughly 950 acre-feet of freshwater annually. That’s equal to more than 309 million gallons. The project is in its very early stages. If the pilot program is approved, the desalination buoy could be in the water by 2025.

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    Santa Barbara Company Plans To Develop Off Shore Desalination Plant – California, USA2022-09-27T02:22:33+02:00

    Innovative SeaWell Desalination Buoys Proposed for Vandenberg Space Force Base – Santa Barbara, California, USA

    SeaWell LLC, a company formed by Ecomerit Technologies, the Santa Barbara renewable energy pioneer and long-time US Department of Energy partner in technology innovation, is working with Vandenberg Space Force Base to deploy SeaWell’s ocean desalination buoys to produce freshwater for the Base. SeaWell buoys can be rapidly deployed to help meet the critical need for a dependable water supply. A single buoy provides a yearly water supply comparable to 5,200 households.

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    Innovative SeaWell Desalination Buoys Proposed for Vandenberg Space Force Base – Santa Barbara, California, USA2022-09-21T01:41:55+02:00

    MIT scientists build briefcase-sized machine to turn saltwater into drinking water – Massachusetts, USA

    Mr Yoon told MIT News in April that portable desalination units typically require high pressure pumps to push salt water through the necessary filters, compromising the energy efficiency of the device. However, that’s not true with the new device, which does not rely on high pressure pumps and only requires as much power as a cell phone charger to operate.

    Instead of using pumps, the MIT device relies on a process called ion concentration polarization in which an electrical field is applied to membranes placed around the water that can repel positively and negatively […]

    MIT scientists build briefcase-sized machine to turn saltwater into drinking water – Massachusetts, USA2022-09-14T04:03:01+02:00

    Cal Am receives thumbs up from regulator for desal project application – Monterey, California, USA

    The determination is not an approval of the project, rather an acknowledgment that the company has provided all the information needed to submit a fully fleshed out application. The entire project can go before the full commission as early as November.

    Before Cal Am gets anywhere near project approval, it will have to contend with a host of challenges and likely litigation from several entities. On Wednesday, Rem Scherzinger, the general manager of the Marina Coast Water District, said his agency is facing significant potential impacts from the proposed desal plant.

    He […]

    Cal Am receives thumbs up from regulator for desal project application – Monterey, California, USA2022-12-11T23:12:39+01:00
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