Reverse osmosis water purification unit: for government and non-government use in disaster relief

Welsh, Trevor James (2005) Reverse osmosis water purification unit: for government and non-government use in disaster relief. [USQ Project]


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By researching reverse osmosis technology, through a comprehensive search of both
engineering and science fields, a conceptual reverse osmosis design was developed for
use by disaster relief agencies throughout the world. The reverse osmosis design is
broken into three main sections; pre-membrane treatment, membrane treatment and
post-membrane treatment areas.
The pre-membrane treatment area, has the ability to collect raw water from a variety of
sources; establish whether raw water quality is sufficient, discharge the water safely if
not; remove small particles of debris; and pressurise the raw water for further treatment.
It also contains a dosing system that removes chlorine from the raw water, which can
cause damage to polyamide membranes.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:24
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: reverse osmosis (RO), water purification, disaster relief, polyamine membrane
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4004 Chemical engineering > 400499 Chemical engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400513 Water resources engineering

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