Freezing-Melting Desalination Process

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This chapter introduces the basic principle and advantages of freezing-melting process followed by its applications in desalination. It introduces different types of freezing-melting process by describing its components and operations as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Finally the future prospects, challenges and other potential hybrid freezing-melting processes for desalination are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesalination: Water from Water
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781118904855, 9781118208526
Publication statusPublished - Feb 17 2014


  • Crystallization
  • Freeze-concentration
  • Melting unit
  • Nucleation
  • Refrigerants
  • Sea water desalination
  • Solar desalination
  • Vacuum freezing
  • Wash column

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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    Rahman, M. S., & Al-Khusaibi, M. (2014). Freezing-Melting Desalination Process. In Desalination: Water from Water (pp. 473-501). Wiley Blackwell.