REVERSE-OSMOSIS DESALINATION FOR SHIPBOARD POTABLE WATER

Reverse-Osmosis (RO) desalination is under development at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center to provide a low power, reliable, minimum weight and volume source of freshwater for nonsteam-powered ships. Investigations of reverse-osmosis systems and components conducted at a seawater test site have demonstrated significant progress in extending membrane life and system performance through improved prefiltration and water pretreatment techniques. Water pretreatment methods evaluated included chlorination, ultrafiltration, cartridge filtration, flocculation, and diatomaceous earth filtration. Operating experience with a 2,000 gal/day RO unit installed aboard MONOB (YAG-61) is discussed. Future plans include the development of a 12,000 gal/day system suitable for installation aboard combatant ships.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Adamson, W L
    • Pizzino, J F
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 131-139
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM