Project Number # 1047
Project Leader: Linda Zou
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Background, Relevance and Research Approach
For inland communities in Australia, the only reliable water resource is groundwater and limited surface river water but much of this contains salt that is higher than the acceptable drinking water guideline value. It is necessary to use a desalination process to remove the salt and produce drinking water (< 500 mg/L salinity).
The project seeks to apply the CDI technology to real applications for inland drinking water supply and direct agriculture use by desalting brackish ground water. The trial will use multiple locations cross Australia, including: Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. The project will conduct on-site trials and investigate the full operational performance of the technologies.