Desalination Projects

Current Projects

Seawater

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Brackish Groundwater

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Completed Projects

Brackish Groundwater

Date Completed (Year/Month) Project Title Contract No. Contractor TWDB Funding
2015/06 City of Seminole: An Intergrated Wind-Water Desalination Demonstration Project for an Inland Municipality 0804830832 Texas Tech University $300,000
2014/08 Permitting Guidance Manual to Dispose Desalination Concentrate into a Class II Injection Well 1004831106 CDM Smith $130,000
2014/01 Pilot Plant Studies for Innovative Water Technologies 1148321310 Carollo Engineers Inc. $150,000
2013/08 City of Kenedy: Demonstration of Efficiencies Gained by Utilizing Improved Reverse Osmosis Technologies 0604830579 San Antonio River Authority $150,000
2013/06 Demonstration of fiberglass well casings in brackish groundwater wells 1104831108 North Alamo Water Supply $100,000
2013/04 Demonstration of A High Recovery and Energy Efficient RO System for Small-Scale Brackish Water Desalination 1004831107 Texas Tech University $101,597
2012/04 Upflow Calcite Contactor Design 1004831105 Carollo Engineers Inc. $188,403
2011/11 An Assessment of Osmotic Mechanisms Pairing Desalination Concentrate and Wastewater Treatment 0804830852 CH2M Hill $135,583
2011/11 El Paso Water Utilities - PSB 0704830769 El Paso Water Utilities $228,557
2011/09 Energy Optimization of Brackish Groundwater Reverse Osmosis Desalination 0804830845 Affordable Desalination Collaboration $496,783
2010/10 Evaluation of Concentrate Management and Assessment of the Vibratory Shear Enhanced Process 0704830718 San Antonio Water System $205,000
2010/08 Improving Recovery: A Concentrate Management Strategy for Inland Desalination 0704830717 University of Texas at Austin $238,500
2009/01 Self-Sealing Evaporation Ponds for Desalination Facilities in Texas
2005-483-027 Bureau of Economic Geology $50,000
2008/07 Guidance Manual for Brackish Groundwater Desalination in Texas 0604830581 North Cameron Regional Water Supply Corporation $150,000
2008/05 Assessment of the Whitehorse Aquifer as a Potential Source of Water Supply for the City of San Angelo 0604830580 City of San Angelo/UCRA $300,000
2005/10 A Desalination Database for Texas
2004-483-021 Bureau of Economic Geology $75,000
2006/01 San Angelo Groundwater Evaluation Phase I Report
2004-483-525 City of San Angelo/UCRA $50,000
2003/02 Brackish Groundwater Manual for Texas Regional Water Planning Groups
2001-483-395 LBG-Guyton Associates $99,940
2000/07 Identifying and Assessing Groundwater in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Using Airborne Electromagnetic Induction 99-483-310 Bureau of Economic Geology -
2000/01 Demonstration Testing of Zenogem and Reverse Osmosis for Indirect Potable Reuse, City of McAllen
99-483-276 City of McAllen $30,000
1998/11 Interim Report on Edwards Aquifer Saline Zone Monitoring Program
96-483-184 Southwest Texas State University $106,831
1997/11 Development of Brackish Ground Water Resources in the Brownsville Area
95-483-141 City of Brownsville $130,000
1996/12 Evaluation of Economic and Reliable Methods of Brine Management, Stonewall County, Texas
95-483-142 Stonewall County $42,000
1994/02 Utilization of Geopressured/Geothermal Resources (GP/GT) for Additional Water Supply in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
93-483-373 Kleber J. Denny, Inc. $75,000

Seawater

Date Completed (Year/Month) Project Title Contract No. Contractor TWDB Funding
2011/09 Texas Desal Project 0904830972 NRS Consulting Engineers, Inc. -
2010/08 Feasibility and Pilot Study South Pardre Island Seawater Desalination Project - Laguna Madre Water District 0604830628 NRS Consulting Engineers, Inc. $231,000
2009/02 Lessons Learned from the Brownsville Seawater Pilot Study 0648320566 Reiss Engineering -
2008/10 Brownsville Seawater Desalination Pilot Plant Study 0604830619 NRS Consulting Engineers, Inc. $1,340,000
2006/08 Desalination Brine Discharge Model
2005-001-059 University of Texas at Austin $50,000
2004/11 Large Scale Demonstration Desalination Feasibility Study - Corpus Christi, Texas
2004-483-508 City of Corpus Christi $500,000
2004/11 Lower Rio Grande Valley Brownsville Seawater Desalination Demonstration Project Feasibility Study
2004-483-515 City of Brownsville $500,000
2004/11 Freeport Desalination
2004-483-514 City of Freeport $500,000
2004/11 Guidance Manual for Permitting Requirements in Texas for Desalination Facilities
2003-483-509 R. W. Beck, Inc. $50,000
2000/09 Investigation of Joslin Steam Electric Station for Co-location of a Desalination Facility
99-483-297 Lavaca Regional Water Planning Group $374,104
2000/08 Desalination for Texas Water Supply
Part A: Membrane Technologies/Cost
Part B: Economic Importance of Siting Factors for Seawater Desalination

2000-483-328 Nueces River Authority $50,000
1997/12 Seawater Desalination Feasibility Study in the Laguna Madre Area
97-483-202 Laguna Madre Water District $63,750

Other related studies (non-TWDB)

Date Completed (Year/Month) Study Title Report No. Contractor Cost
2015/06 Treating Brackish Groundwater in Texas: A Comparision of Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration   U.S. Bureau of Reclamation -
2014/01 Variable Source Desalination 176 U.S. Bureau of Reclamation $225,000
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