Concentrate management represents the most pressing challenge of all desalination technologies with regard to disposal in a non-ocean environment, and is a key barrier to inland deployment. The Centre sought to remove this barrier to desalination for inland Australia through effective reuse or disposal.
These were the primary research areas:
- Novel zero liquid discharge processes;
- Waste minimisation based on value adding;
- New materials for lower-cost corrosion management; and
- Extraction of desalted water at source or concentrate injection.
Across the five Priority Research Themes, investment in concentrate management research represented 14% of the Centre’s total research investment, with 20 of the 50 projects addressing one or more of these primary areas.
Please see the Programs and Projects page for details on individual projects.