Accession Number:

AD0754651

Title:

Brackish Water Desalter Packet

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AAI CORP BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

An investigation was conducted into the desalting of brackish water by means of precipitants and ion exchange resins. Limited tests indicate that the desired level of desalination can be achieved in less than one hour by mixing approximately 0.0 grams of precipitation chemicals or 24.0 to 30.0 grams of mixed-bed ion exchange resins in one quart of a synthetic form of brackish water. The bulk of our development effort was concentrated on the precipitation method, which - because of its more advanced state-of-the-art - appeared to offer a greater chance of success within the limited time and funds available. Consequently, final delivery consisted of precipitation chemicals sealed in 100 plastic packets, each of which contained two sections of 4.5 each. Thus, each packet is capable of desalting 2 one-pint or 1 one-quart quantities of brackish water in accordance with the instructions provided thereon.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE