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New ASCE publication examines concentrate management and disposal in desalination

July 14, 2021  By Ground Water Canada

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) newest publication, Concentrate Management in Desalination: Case Studies, Second Edition, reviews the state-of-the-practice for managing concentrate streams resulting from desalination processes.

Water scarcity is an ever-expanding global problem. Improved desalination techniques are one way to address this scarcity by harnessing brackish water as an alternate resource, especially for inland communities.

Many facets of concentrate management in desalination are examined in this book, including process design and configuration; regulatory setting; environmental, climate change, and sustainability issues; and economic evaluation of projects. Thirteen case studies are offered to demonstrate different techniques for disposing of concentrates associated with the following types of projects: ocean and bays discharge, sanitary sewer or surface water disposal, deep-well injection, zero liquid discharge (ZLD) or near ZLD, and land disposal and/or evaporation ponds.


Environmental engineers, water practitioners, and managers responsible for the design, operation, research, and evaluation of regional desalination and water reuse facilities will find a wealth of practical information in this updated and expanded edition.

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