Reverse osmosis has come of age as a unit operation and is finding increasing usage in water and waste treatment. Large-scale (100-1000 gpm) units are currently operating throughout the world on a wide variety of feed streams. This paper summarizes the status of development of reverse- osmosis processing of municipal and industrial waste streams. Plants are described which process secondary effluent, metal-finishing wastes, and textile dye wastes. Capital and operating costs are also presented for reverse osmosis and compared with those of other desalting methods. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • Cruver, J E
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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 246-251
  • Serial:
    • ASME Transactions
    • Issue Number: 0
    • Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Accession Number: 00083818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM