Thermal Distillation and Electrodialysis Technologies for Desalination

  • J. Paul Chen
  • Lawrence K. Wang
  • Lei Yang
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 5)


Water is one of the scarce resources in the world. Naturally occurring freshwater sources are rainwater, surface water, and groundwater. After conventional treatment, most of the water can be directly used for various purposes. The demand for water to serve the world continues to increase; however, freshwater supplies are finite, it is becoming more difficult to develop them on a renewable basis. In addition, water pollution is becoming increasingly serious as a result of which water sources are greatly affected.


Total Dissolve Solid Brackish Water Feed Water Desalination Plant Anion Exchange Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Paul Chen
    • 1
  • Lawrence K. Wang
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Lei Yang
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of Environmental Science and EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Lenox Institute of Water TechnologyLenox
  3. 3.Krofta Engineering CorporationLenox
  4. 4.Zorex CorporationNewtonville
  5. 5.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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