Feasibility Study of Portable Water Desalination Systems for Water Contingencies at Remote Navy installations
Technical Report,01 Jan 2017,30 Sep 2017
NAVFAC EXPEDITIONARY PROGRAM OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States
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The Navy operates several water treatment facilities at remote installations around the world. Water contingencies at these locations can result in significant risk to personnel, loss of mission capability, and cost to recover. This study considers the feasibility of employing mobile desalination systems to support water contingencies at remote Navy installations. Most Navy installations that currently produce their own potable water do not have simple, reliable backup systems to sustain production if a water plant becomes inoperable. This study considers the viability of developing, strategically pre-positioning, and maintaining such assets, making them available to provide potable water from various water sources including ocean desalination and brackish water in support of global water contingencies. This study will analyze the total costs, benefits, and risks associated with maintaining three types of water system contingency response capabilities. Analysis includes consideration for whether the required equipment is located centrally or on-site, and whether it is owned by the Navy or leased during contingencies.
- Water Pollution and Control
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics