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Solar powered reverse osmosis desalination

Harrison, D.G. and Ho, G.E. (1989) Solar powered reverse osmosis desalination. In: Workshop on Water Supply, Water Use and Waste Disposal for Remote Communities, 27 September, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

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If a bore intended for domestic supplies yields only brackish water, the intending users must either sink another bore, move to another location, drink the water as is, or employ some form of desalination technology. All options are either expensive, socially disruptive or pose serious health risks. With recent advances in reverse osmosis technology, the last option has become a realistic and viable one. To apply this normally high-tech option to remote locations however, a change in priorities becomes essential. For any technology to be successful in these regions it must satisfy the criteria for 'appropriate technology.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
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