Sorek Desalination Plant

The world’s largest and most advances SWRO desalination plant

Sorek Desalination MembranesThe Sorek desalination plant sets significant new industry benchmarks in desalination technology, capacity and water cost.

It provides clean, potable water for over 1.5 million people, comprising 20% of the municipal water demand in Israel, thus alleviating the country’s potable water shortage while minimizing the impact on terrestrial and marine environments.

“Sorek is the largest and most advanced SWRO desalination plant in the world”

Capacity: 624,000 m³/day (26,000 m³/hour)
Technology:Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Project Type: Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)
Location: Sorek, Israel
Footprint: 100,000 m² (10 ha)
Commission Date: 2013

Technological leadership
innovative design incorporating vertical arrangement of 16” membranes in a large-scale facility, resulting in a reduced footprint hence saving costs. Also utilizes IDE’s proprietary Pressure Center Design, Double Line Intake and ERS (Energy Recovery System) for increased efficiency and reduced energy consumption.
Competitive pricing
sets a new benchmark for low cost of desalinated water in BOT projects
Environmental responsibility
minimizes marine, shoreline and land impacts thanks to pipe jacking of long and large diameter pipelines, smart structural design and sludge treatment for reduced energy and chemical consumption.
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Utilizing Available Coldness from Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Regasification Process for Seawater Desalination

In this article a case study was considered, in which an LNG regasification plant can supply 1750 ton/hr of water-glycol solution at -15°C to be utilized for seawater desalination. The main challenge in this evaluation is being able to provide a desalination solution able to compete with the commonly used RO plants.

Recovery of Osmotic Power in SWRO Plants

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Design Challenges and Operational Experience of a Mega MED Seawater Desalination Plant in Tianjin

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Implementation of Build Operate Transfer Schemes: Obstacles and Solutions

This paper focuses on these cases, addressing the main causes of the failure of suggested/initiated BOT scheme offerings and what prevented their successful implementation. The paper analyses the main constraints and obstacles characterizing these setbacks, and presents different solutions and alternatives to by-pass and/or overcome these obstacles that, if adopted, could enhance the possibilities of successful implementation of the projects.

Steam Driven Large Multi Effect MVC (SD MVC) Desalination Process for Lower Energy Consumption and Desalination Costs

This paper will also describe the thermodynamic advantages, the specific investment and desalination costs comparison, and the resulting desalination cost reduction potential of the steam-driven multi effect MVC process.

Three Center Design Implemented in Ashkelon SWRO Plant

This paper presents the three center design implemented in the South Israel (Ashkelon) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination facility with guaranteed production capability of 100 Mm3 /year. The facility design is based on the concept of a Three-Center Design: a pumping center, a membrane center and an energy recovery center.

The Latest Breakthroughs in Utilizing Waste Heat for Desalination and Water Treatment
Tomer Efrat | 09/15/2017

Seawater desalination can be an ideal solution for industrial water supply e.g. power plants