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Design and field testing of a reverse osmosis desalination prototype coupled to a windmill

Robinson, R., Ho, G.ORCID: 0000-0001-9190-8812 and Mathew, K. (1989) Design and field testing of a reverse osmosis desalination prototype coupled to a windmill. In: Workshop on Water Supply, Water Use and Waste Disposal for Remote Communities, 27 September, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

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This project is a collaborative venture between a company working with reverse osmosis membrane systems, Memtec Ltd (formerly Osmotron Pty Ltd), a windmill manufacturer, W.D., Moore and Co and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs with matching funding from A.W.R.A.C. It has resulted in the development of a prototype design of a pilot scale windmill pumped reverse osmosis desalination system which is presently undergoing evaluation at Murdoch University. This system has the potential to fulfill the requirements of reliability, small size and low energy input suitable for remote area use.

At the time of this report, the unit has been run from July 1988 for 13 months, yielding 5280 hours windspeed and direction input data, and desalinated water output data. The analysis of the data has commenced and will be completed by approximately November this year.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
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