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Computer simulation for the optimization of reverse osmosis seawater desalination pretreatment

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2003
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A computer program was developed to simulate and optimize the chemical pretreatment of seawater prior to desalination by reverse osmosis. The model was created using LabViewRTM programming language. The automation of the process was achieved using a PID (proportional, integrative, derivative) controller. The effects of a variety of operating conditions were modeled to optimize the chemical pretreatment. We focused on three parameters: hardness removal, iron removal and control of biogrowth. The validity of the model was verified with laboratory scale experiments. In the range of the model, the predicted values differ by a maximum of 11% from experimental results.
Title: Computer simulation for the optimization of reverse osmosis seawater desalination pretreatment.
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Name(s): Corlay, Brieuc.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Haky, Jerome E., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 93 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A computer program was developed to simulate and optimize the chemical pretreatment of seawater prior to desalination by reverse osmosis. The model was created using LabViewRTM programming language. The automation of the process was achieved using a PID (proportional, integrative, derivative) controller. The effects of a variety of operating conditions were modeled to optimize the chemical pretreatment. We focused on three parameters: hardness removal, iron removal and control of biogrowth. The validity of the model was verified with laboratory scale experiments. In the range of the model, the predicted values differ by a maximum of 11% from experimental results.
Identifier: 9780496198757 (isbn), 13026 (digitool), FADT13026 (IID), fau:9891 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Saline water conversion--Reverse osmosis process
Reverse osmosis--Computer simulation
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