Water Production in Kuwait - Its Management and Economics

A. M R Al-Marafie, M. A. Darwish

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Kuwait depends mainly on multi-stage flash distillation plants for desalting of seawater to satisfy its water needs. With the emergence of the reverse os- mosis system as a competitor to multi-stage flash for desalting seawater, it has been necessary to make an economic analysis to determine the right choice. Comparing costs of water production by reverse osmosis and multi-stage flash systems for Kuwait conditions, the reverse osmosis system is shown to be more economically advantageous than the multi-stage flash one. The paper also recommends better ways to manage water production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-55
Number of pages11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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