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Proceedings 2018, 2(11), 612; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2110612

Optimum Selection of Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Systems

Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Presented at the 3rd EWaS International Conference on “Insights on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus”, Lefkada Island, Greece, 27–30 June 2018.
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Published: 31 August 2018
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Abstract

Research and development of desalination technologies are becoming highly important because of the rapid increase in freshwater demand. Researchers are continually working on improving the existing desalination technologies and exploring new methods and ideas to desalinate salty water in order to come up with cost-effective systems. Comparisons between different renewable powered desalination technologies were mainly based on different system capacity, energy source system, feed-water salinity and system components. This makes the economical comparison almost impossible. There is an existing gap in having an economical comparison to different renewable energy powered desalination systems with the same basics such as availability of renewable and water resources. This research is an attempt to provide a systematic methodology to obtain the most cost-effective renewable energy powered desalination system.
Keywords: desalination; renewable energy; reverse osmosis; wind; photovoltaic desalination; renewable energy; reverse osmosis; wind; photovoltaic
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
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Al-Jabr, A.H.; Ben-Mansour, R. Optimum Selection of Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Systems. Proceedings 2018, 2, 612.

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