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San Antonio Water System: Evaluation of Concentrate Management and Assessment of the Vibratory Shear Enhanced Process

Project Summary:

The project will perform a pilot test and assess the cost and technical feasibility of the Vibratory Shear Enhanced Process (VSEP) as a tool for reducing the volume of brackish groundwater desalination concentrate. Additionally, the project will develop a model for evaluating enhanced recovery processes to aid in selecting concentrate management solutions for brackish groundwater desalination.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Jorge Arroyo
Funding Recipients:
San Antonio Water System
Project Administrator:
San Antonio Water System
Consultants:
Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District, R.W. Beck Inc., Mickley & Associates, New Logic Research, Inc., and LBG-Guyton Associates
Project Start Date:
February 2007
Project Completion Date:
August 2010
Total Project Cost:
$877,000
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
$205,000
Benefits:
The model which will be developed to evaluate concentrate management options using the VSEP process will provide useful information for developing brackish groundwater desalination supplies in Texas.

Project Details

Participants

Project Sponsor:

Texas Water Development Board
Jorge Arroyo, P.E. - Contract Manager
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
512-475-3003

Funding Recipient:

San Antonio Water System
Mr. Kevin H. Morrison, P.G. - Project Manager
2800 U.S. Hwy 281 North
P.O. Box 2449
San Antonio, TX 78298-2449
210-233-3667

Project Manager:

San Antonio Water System
Mr. Kevin H. Morrison, P.G. - Project Manager
2800 U.S. Hwy 281 North
P.O. Box 2449
San Antonio, TX 78298-2449
210-233-3667

Project Consultants:

Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District
Mr. Mike Mahoney - General Manager
110 Wyoming Boulevard
Pleasanton, TX 78064
830-569-4186

R. W. Beck, Inc.
Mr. Howard E. Steiman, P.E. - Senior Director
Utilities Services
P.O. Box 9344
Framingham, MA 01701
508-935-1657

Mickley & Associates
Dr. Michael Mickley, P.E. - Principal
752 Gapter Road
Boulder, CO 80303
303-499-3133

New Logic Research Inc.
Mr. Mark Galimberti - Regional Sales Engineer
1295 67th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-655-7305

LBG-Guyton Associates
Dr. Charles W. Kreitler - Principal
1101 South Capital of Texas Highway
Suite B-220
Austin, TX 78746-6437
512-327-9640

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Statement of Interest in Texas Register September 29, 2006
Statement of Interest received by TWDB December 7, 2006
Study approved by TWDB Board February 27, 2007
Contract executed May 2, 2007

Project Timeline

San Antonio Water System project timeline

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