The desalination of brackish water is a necessary process due to seawater intrusion and the scarcity of potable water inDala township in the Yangon region of Myanmar. The application of capacitive deionization (CDI) was proposed anddemonstrated for the desalination of ground water samples from three wells in Dala. During the CDI operation, the ionadsorption characteristics and energy consumption were analyzed. The CDI cell was efficient for the desalination ofground water samples with total dissolved solids (TDSs) of up to 3000 mg/L. Moreover, the energy consumption for thedeionization of water samples was about 0.5 kWh/m3 of desalinated water. Therefore, the CDI system could be considereda promising method to address in an energy efficient manner the potable water issue in Dala, Yangon, Myanmar.

Dr Seinn Lei Aye

Education: PhD in Environmental Science (UPLB, Philippines) Research Expertise : Solid Waste Management, Composting and Vermicomposting, Water and Wastewater treatment, Post-harvest technology, Food Science

Publication - Seinn Lei Aye, Kyusik Jo and Jeyong Yoon (2018)" Application of Capacitive Deionization (CDI) Technology for Treating the Brackish Ground Water in Dala, Yangon, Myanmar",Journal of appropriate technology,Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 1-9.