Accession Number : ADA194988

Title :   Predicting Product Water Quality from the 600-Gallon-Per-Hour Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit. Field Water Supply on the Winter Battlefield.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Bouzoun, John R

PDF Url : ADA194988

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A preliminary equation for predicting the total dissolved solids (TDS) concentration in the product water from the 600-gph ROWPU is presented. The equation requires the raw water temperature and TDS concentration as input data. Both of these variables can be easily measured in the field. The equation is presently limited to raw water TDS concentrations in the range of 800-900 mg/L. As data become available for a greater range of raw water TDS concentrations, including seawater, the equation will be modified. The standard error of the estimate is 3.4 mg/L. Keywords: Drinking water; Reverse osmosis; Water purification; Water quality; Potable water.

Descriptors :   *DRINKING WATER, *WATER QUALITY, *WATER TREATMENT, BATTLEFIELDS, EQUATIONS, FIELD CONDITIONS, PURIFICATION, REVERSE OSMOSIS, SEA WATER, WATER SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE