The first edition of the book Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination: Assessment and Pre-Treatment of Fouling and Scaling has been published. Desalination is a method by which clean water is provided, and it is one which is becoming increasingly important within the context of drought, water scarcity, and rapid decrease in water quality.
Fouling and scaling still prove to be a challenge after more than half a century of membrane-based desalination. This is due to their design, operation, cost, and reliability of the technologies.
The authors of the new text book, Sergio Salinas, Jan Schippers, and Maria Kennedy from IHE Delft, Gary Amy from Clemson University, and In Kim from Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, emphasize on the theory and practice of the process. Principles of ultra- and nanofiltration and reverse osmosis (RO) are discussed. This allows the reader to understand the link between design, operation, fouling, and scaling.
Fouling and scaling are approached in detail, which will also take feed waters into consideration. Principles of conventional and advanced pre-treatment processes are also highlighted in this textbook, along with their effect on preventing fouling and scaling. Lastly, the process design of RO systems and the most recent advances in seawater RO and emerging membrane-based processes for seawater desalination are also explored and presented.
The text book is open access under the CC by OA License and can be downloaded here.
The hardback copy of the book, available from May 15th, can be ordered from IWA Publishing via this link.