Desalination of municipal wastewater for horticultural reuse: Process description and evaluation

Domènec Jolis, Rochelle Campana, Robin Hirano, Paul Pitt, Benito Mariñas

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The City and County of San Francisco mandated in 1991 maximum utilization of reclaimed water as a means of augmenting its water supply. A Master Plan is currently being developed that will implement a Water Reclamation Program. Potential users of over 27 mgd (100,000 m3/d) of reclaimed water have been identified. These include industrial users, toilet flushing, decorative fountains, irrigation and landscaping. Almost all of these uses require reclaimed water that meets the most stringent wastewater reclamation criteria. This is true for the single largest potential use (53,000 m3/d) which is the irrigation of parks, golf courses, and other open areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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