Application of Direct Osmosis: Possibilities for Reclaiming Wellton-Mohawk Drainage Water
AuthorMoody, C. D.
Kessler, J. O.
AffiliationSchool of Renewable Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson
Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson
KeywordsHydrology -- Arizona.
Water resources development -- Arizona.
Hydrology -- Southwestern states.
Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
Yuma valley (Ariz)
Imperial Valley (Calif)
Welton-Mohawk irrigation and drainage district
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AbstractA direct osmosis plant can reclaim twenty to thirty thousand acre feet of Wellton-Mohawk brackish drainage water using no more nitrogen fertilizer than is normally used in the Yuma, Coachella valley, Imperial Valley and the bordering Mexican areas. On a per-acre basis ammonium sulfate-driven direct osmosis can reclaim about one percent of the total irrigation requirement from 3000 ppm brackish water. In addition to the ammonium sulfate-driven direct osmosis efficiency, the by-product energy recovery of the manufacture of the fertilizer and the low technology inherent in direct osmosis processes make direct osmosis an appealing water reclaiming process.
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