Accession Number : AD0801161

Title :   EVALUATION OF THE AQUA-CHEM 200-GPH SEAWATER DISTILLATION UNIT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 65-Apr 66,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Williams, J. S.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A 400-hour evaluation test of a portable 200-gph vapor compression seawater distillation unit was performed to determine the unit's conformity to existing procurement specifications and its suitability for inclusion in the advanced base functional component system. A new concept in vapor compression distillation is described. In performance, the Aqua-Chem unit was comparable with the conventional vapor compression units but was 40% lighter and 55% less in volume. The unit produced the required 200 gph of distilled water, consuming only 1 pound of diesel fuel for each 300 pounds of distilled water produced. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SEA WATER), (*DISTILLING PLANTS, SEA WATER), (*DESALINATION, DIESEL ENGINES, EVAPORATORS, FILMS, MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS, HYDROXIDES, COMPRESSORS, SCALE, HEAT TRANSFER.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE