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Environ Geochem Health. 2010 Aug;32(4):335-9. doi: 10.1007/s10653-010-9294-x. Epub 2010 Apr 30.

Effect of temperature on seawater desalination-water quality analyses for desalinated seawater for its use as drinking and irrigation water.

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ege University, Izmir 35100, Turkey.

Abstract

The effect of feed seawater temperature on the quality of product water in a reverse osmosis process was investigated using typical seawater at Urla Bay, Izmir region, Turkey. The tests were carried out at different feed seawater temperatures (11-23 degrees C) using two RO modules with one membrane element each. A number of variables, including pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids, salinity, rejection percentage of a number of ions (Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Cl(-), HCO3(-), and SO4(2-)), and the levels of boron and turbidities in collected permeates, were measured. The suitability of these permeates as irrigation and drinking water was checked by comparison with water quality standards.

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20431919
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10.1007/s10653-010-9294-x
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