Membrane Desalination of Agricultural Drainage Water

  • Yoram CohenEmail author
  • Brian McCool
  • Anditya Rahardianto
  • Myung-man Kim
  • Jose Faria
Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 5)


First application of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for brackish water desalination began the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) in 1965 the technology has matured over time. RO desalting has the potential of addressing both drainage and water supply problems in the SJV. In an integrated irrigation management scheme, RO desalting systems would recover a significant portion of drainage water as high quality product water that could augment fresh water supply. At the same time, the remaining (concentrated) portion would have a significantly reduced volume, enabling discharge to a terminal evaporation pond or final management by other environmentally and economically feasible means(e.g., deep-well injection, processing with industrial thermal evaporators, etc.).


Total Dissolve Solid Reverse Osmosis Feed Water Reverse Osmosis Membrane Water Recovery 
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Authors acknowledge the contribution of their colleague J. Glater.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoram Cohen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Brian McCool
    • 1
  • Anditya Rahardianto
    • 1
  • Myung-man Kim
    • 1
  • Jose Faria
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.California Department of Water ResourcesSan Joaquin District, FresnoUSA

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