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The Role of Renewable Energy Resources in Sustainability of Water Desalination as a Potential Fresh-Water Source: An Updated Review

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Energy Economics Laboratory, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
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Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 5157944533, Iran
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Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Sustainability 2020, 12(13), 5233; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12135233
Received: 30 May 2020 / Revised: 20 June 2020 / Accepted: 22 June 2020 / Published: 28 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microgrids: The Path to Sustainability)
Desalination is becoming a practical option to meet water demand in an increasing number of locations that are facing water scarcity. Currently, more than 150 countries in the world are already using desalination technologies, which account for about one percent of the world’s drinking water. Although for specific regions, desalination is the only feasible solution to close the supply–demand gap (for example the production of desalinated seawater in the Middle East is predicted to rise almost fourteen-fold by 2040), the sustainability of desalination systems is still remarkably under question. This review aims first to investigate the technical and economic trends and environmental and social aspects of desalination systems and then, in the second stage, to give an overview of the role of renewable energy technologies in the sustainability of the future water systems with an increasing share of desalination. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; desalination; renewable energy; water–energy-nexus sustainability; desalination; renewable energy; water–energy-nexus
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Ahmadi, E.; McLellan, B.; Mohammadi-Ivatloo, B.; Tezuka, T. The Role of Renewable Energy Resources in Sustainability of Water Desalination as a Potential Fresh-Water Source: An Updated Review. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5233.

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Ahmadi E, McLellan B, Mohammadi-Ivatloo B, Tezuka T. The Role of Renewable Energy Resources in Sustainability of Water Desalination as a Potential Fresh-Water Source: An Updated Review. Sustainability. 2020; 12(13):5233.

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Ahmadi, Esmaeil; McLellan, Benjamin; Mohammadi-Ivatloo, Behnam; Tezuka, Tetsuo. 2020. "The Role of Renewable Energy Resources in Sustainability of Water Desalination as a Potential Fresh-Water Source: An Updated Review" Sustainability 12, no. 13: 5233.

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