Demonstration of A High Recovery and Energy Efficient RO System for Small-Scale Brackish Water Desalination

Project Summary:

The primary objective of this project is to demonstrate a reverse osmosis system with a configuration of parallel elements for small-scale desalination with high recovery and energy efficiency.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E.
Funding Recipient:
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Project Administrator:
Kathleen Harris, Ed.D.
Project Start Date:
May 2010
Project Completion Date:
August 2012 (final report pending)
Total Project Cost:
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
This project will demonstrate a suitable technology to supply high quality potable water to the small communities on the arid and semiarid regions in Texas.

Project Details


Project Sponsors:

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

Funding Recipient:

Texas Tech University
2500 Broadway
Lubbock, TX 79409

Project Manager:

Texas Tech University
Dr. Lianfa Song
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Texas Tech University
10th and Akron
Lubbock, TX 79409

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Proposals in Texas Register December 17, 2009
Initial Statement of Interest received by TWDB March 1, 2010
Study approved by TWDB Board May 20, 2010
Contract executed July 12, 2010

Progress Reports

Final Report


Courtesy of Texas Tech University, June 2011