Skip to main content

Feasibility of Co-Locating Desalination Facilities with Power Plants in South Florida

Buy Article:

$20.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) manages water resources for approximately 7 million people. With depleting groundwater sources of supply (Biscayne aquifer), seawater desalination is increasingly being considered as an alternative to brackish groundwater sources. The SFWMD faces significant challenges in identifying and prioritizing possible locations for co-locating desalination facilities with existing power plants. This paper summarizes results of the evaluation of the technical, regulatory, and economic feasibility of reverse osmosis seawater treatment co-located with electrical power plants in South Florida. Candidate sites were screened to evaluate source water characteristics, concentrate disposal options, electric utility interest, water utility demand, regulatory and environmental issues, political and public support, planning level costs and degree of risk. Three sites (Ft. Myers, Lauderdale, and Port Everglades) were identified with favorable screening results and recommended for further evaluation including conceptual design and specifications for a pilot study or demonstration project.

Keywords: CO-LOCATION; DESALINATION; FEASIBILITY; POWER FACILITIES; REVERSE OSMOSIS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193317708X314238

Publication date: April 1, 2008

More about this publication?
  • Water Practice™ publishes peer-reviewed articles and reports focusing on applied water studies. Topics include monitoring, facility operations and maintenance, management, policy, and other issues of interest and concern to water practitioners. The Journal publishes on a monthly to bi-monthly basis and is available online only.
  • Membership Information
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
wef/wp/2008/00000002/00000003/art00008
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more