Supplementing drinking water sources by brackish water desalination

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ConferenceFS/AWWA Conference: 27 November 2005, Orlando, Florida
Pages114; # of pages: 14
AbstractThe City of Palm Coast has traditionally relied on the surficial or intermediate Floridian Aquifer for meeting its drinking water demand. In order to reduce over-usage of this environmentally sensitive source, the deeper brackish water Floridian aquifer was identified as an alternate source. A 2½ - month pilot study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of using reverse osmosis to treat the brackish water to acceptable drinking water quality. The results of the study indicate that the brackish water source can be effectively treated to safe and aesthetic drinking water quality standards. The City can further minimize finishing chemical costs by blending brackish water RO permeate and untreated surficial aquifer in a 3:1 ratio.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49259
NPARC number20377441
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