Optimizing Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis for Affordable Desalination

Project Summary:

The study will assess and demonstrate energy optimization strategies for brackish groundwater.

TWDB Contract Managers:
Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E.
Funding Recipients:
Affordable Desalination Collaboration
Project Administrator:
John MacHarg
Project Start Date:
April 2008
Project Completion Date:
June 2011
Total Project Cost:
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
Reducing energy and increasing the recovery are the two most powerful levers available for decreasing the treatment costs and environmental impacts associated with inland desalination. This project will provide significant benefits to Texas by improving desalination technology and how it is applied to inland water applications.

Project Details


Project Sponsor:

Texas Water Development Board
Jorge A. Arroyo - Contract Managers
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711

Funding Recipient:

Affordable Desalination Collaboration
2419 E. Harbor Blvd, #173
Ventura, CA 93001

Project Manager:

Affordable Desalination Collaboration
John MacHarg - Managing Director/CEO
2419 E. Harbor Blvd, #173
Ventura, CA 93001

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Statement of Interest in Texas Register November 9, 2007
Statement of Interest received by TWDB February 29, 2008
Study approved by TWDB Board April 21, 2008
Contract executed January 7, 2009

Progress Reports

Final Report