Scalable Clean Water- Vapor-Compression Desalination

Goals

The project will focus on assessing water demand and its supply in various regions of Texas. We will employ Advanced Vapor-Compression Desalination (VCD), a technology that has been developed through AggiE Challenge for the past three years. In coastal regions, Advanced VCD will desalinate seawater directly. In inland regions, Advanced VCD will concentrate brine from an RO plant, which will increase water recovery and reduce disposal costs by a factor of 4.

Issues Involved or Addressed

With increasing population, Texas will face increasing water demand. Considering the unpredictable nature of precipitation, it is necessary to equip with reliable water sources such as desalination. Advanced VCD technology is economical and can be incorporated in future plans of water distribution.

Methods and Technologies

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

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