New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Water Conference Proceedings

NM WRRI's 56th Annual Water Conference Proceedings
December 13-14, 2011, Alamogordo, NM

Cover

Conference Photos

Disclaimer

Title Page

Table of Contents

Conference Planning Committee

Program

Introduction and Conference Objectives

Plenary Session Speaker PowerPoint Slides

Two Top-ranked Project Descriptions

List of P roject Summaries and Audience Suggestions

Action

  1. BGNDRF external actions for improved integrated renewable energy/water purification and desalination research and testing
  2. BGNDRF internal actions for integrated renewable energy/water purification
    and desalination research and testing

Environmental Impacts

  1. Development of cost-effective enhanced evaporation techniques
  2. Conversion of concentrate stream to food, feed and biofuel
  3. Development of cost-effective repowered small brackish water /wastewater treatment systems for stand-alone rural communities
  4. Pilot project at schools to demonstrate renewable energy, water, wastewater systems
  5. Combining concentrate with wastewater to produce algae biofuels
  6. Guidance document for selection and operation and management of small sustainable water/ wastewater systems

Geothermal

  1. A survey of existing geothermal power plants and direct use facilities to determine near-term feasibility to cascade geothermal and heat energy water for desalination
  2. Recovery of minerals from geothermal brines
  3. Development of a users' guide for assessing feasibility of geothermal technologies for small-scale, brackish desalination systems

Infrastructure

  1. Technical and economic comparison of reverse osmosis and electrodialysis brackish water desalination units powered by hybrid wind/photovoltaic systems

Institutional Considerations

  1. Guidance manual on financial implementation of renewable energy-desalination projects - options and implementation
  2. Characterization of the brackish groundwater source in the United States
  3. Brackish groundwater treatment technologies
  4. Identify and characterize stakeholders and their role in renewable energy (RE) - desalination implementation

Solar

  1. Design of a high yield integrated concentrated photo voltaic and solar thermal system that produces power and supports advanced water treatment of brackish water to serve remote and rural communities water and energy needs

Water Resources

  1. Desalination technologies and trace contaminants
  2. Tapping on unutilized waste heat energy available in power generation facilities for co-generation of water

Wind

  1. Guidebook for implementation of renewable energy for desalination for small systems
  2. Which high-risk wind research projects are suitable for further exploration?
  3. Hybrid wind with vertical solar for desalination
  4. Capture of more atmospheric processes in wind energy assessment approaches
  5. Direct use of mechanical energy from wind power for desalination
  6. Grid independent green pc technology for energy optimization (patent-pending)

Presentation Abstracts

Poster Abstracts

Appendix A


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