Desalination: Pre- and Post-treatment of Water

Desalination: Pre- and Post-treatment of Water

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 When you finish this lesson, you will be able to discuss industry standard pre- and posttreatment applications for desalinated water. You will also be able to discuss concerns associated with bringing seawater into a desalination system for processing, and describe specific pre- and post-treatment applications common to processing water through reverse osmosis and thermal distillation desalination systems. • Explain why seawater is harmful to desalination systems • Define potable water and identify the international agency responsible for setting quality standards for potable water • State two factors that drive the pre- and post-treatment applications employed at a desalination facility • Discuss the process and importance of the chlorination-dechlorination-chlorination