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Desalination Project Cost Estimating and Management

by Nikolay Voutchkov


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Desalination Project Cost Estimating and Management examines the key issues associated with the estimation of costs for desalination plants. It covers all aspects of desalination project cost estimating and management: direct and indirect capital costs, fixed and variable operation and maintenance costs, and total costs for water production. In addition, it provides a detailed overview of the factors that influence project costs and discusses the technological and project delivery methods to control and optimize project costs. The book includes cost curves for the most commonly used seawater desalination facilities and numeric examples illustrating how to prepare a budgetary cost estimate for a typical desalination project.


  • Presents a comprehensive engineering overview of key issues associated with desalination project cost estimating.

  • Includes cost curves which can be used for budgetary level estimates of capital, and operation and maintenance (O&M) expenditures.

  • Contains easy to use cost-estimating rules of thumb derived from actual desalination projects.

  • Includes several numeric examples illustrating the cost estimating process.

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    CRC Press
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