Accession Number : AD0769601

Title :   Prototype Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 19 Jun-28 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Pressman,Maurice

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A.P. Hill, Virginia. The purpose of the study was to determine the production capacity and the capability of the system for removing color, turbidity, and dissolved salts from a highly colored, stagnant lake water, under field operating conditions. The results of this study indicate that: The prototype RO system, designed to produce 360 gph of product water at a 500-psi feed pressure, is capable of producing, at an average operating pressure of 555 psi, 414 gph (6.9 gpm) of product water at 81F with no color and 0.2 Jackson Turbidity Units (JTU) units of turbidity from a natural feedwater containing 185 units of color and 21 units of turbidity. Additional research is needed to improve the flocculation/clarification process of the filter component. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*Water treatment, *Reverse osmosis), Lakes, Colors, Materials, Turbidity, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE