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(11)    Patent No :    AP 2311   
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2006/003683   
(22)    Filing Date :    17.01.2005   
(24)    Date of Grant &    14.10.2011   
(45)    Publication :

(30)  Priority Data       
(33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date
AU    2004900164    15.01.2004

(84)    Designated State

BW    GM    GH    KE    LS    MW  MZ   NA   SL
SD    SZ    T Z    UG    ZM    ZW

(73) Applicant(s)

DESALN8 PTY LTD, Level 1, Unit 21, Business Park Drive,

Notting Hill, 3149, Victoria,

(72) Inventors

BARBER Christopher, Australia

(74) Representative


(51)  International  Classification   B01D 61/08 (2006.01)    B01D 61/10 (2006.01)
B01D 61/12 (2006.01)    C02F 1/44 (2006.01)

(54)    Title

Water desalination

(57)    Abstract

An in situ desalination apparatus comprising a reverse osmosis unit (15) having a reverse osmosis medium, the reverse osmosis unit in use to be located within a body of water under ambient biophysico-chemical conditions
often different from those at the surface, the unit having an inlet (17) opening

to one side of the reverse osmosis medium, in use the inlet to be located below the upper surface of a body of water, the unit having a concentrate outlet (25) opening to the one side of the reverse osmosis medium and opening into the exterior of the unit at a

position spaced below the inlet to return concentrate into the water body, the

unit having a permeate outlet (27) opening to the other side of the reverse osmosis medium, the permeate outlet communicating with a delivery line

(56)    Documents Cited :    US-4125463    US-634814    US-6139750    US -2451168


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