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Solar photovoltaic power for water desalination

Abstract

There is a considerable global need for systems which can meet the drinking water requirements of small communities (7000 people or less) from brackish water or from seawater. Solar photovoltaic panels are an ideal source of power for the purpose, primarily because they produce electricity, which can be used to power a membrane type desalting unit, i.e., either a reverse osmosis plant or an electrodialysis unit. In addition, electricity is most convenient for feedwater pumping. This paper addresses considerations which arise in the design and construction of a complete solar powered water desalination system which requires no supply of fuel nor any form of backup power (grid connection or engine generator).
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1980
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-801178-
Reference Number:
EDB-81-097815
Resource Relation:
Conference: SOLTECH conference, Bahrain, Bahrain, 10-11 Nov 1980; Related Information: In: SOLTECH 80
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; DESALINATION PLANTS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; DRINKING WATER; ELECTRODIALYSIS; LEAD-ACID BATTERIES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; OSMOSIS; DIALYSIS; DIFFUSION; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POWER SUPPLIES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SIMULATION; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; WATER; 140600* - Solar Energy- Photovoltaic Power Systems
OSTI ID:
8473276
Country of Origin:
Bahrain
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 9p, Paper 6
Announcement Date:
Mar 15, 2013

Citation Formats

Wood, J. R., Crutcher, J. L., Norbedo, A. J., and Cummings, A. B. Solar photovoltaic power for water desalination. Bahrain: N. p., 1980. Web.
Wood, J. R., Crutcher, J. L., Norbedo, A. J., & Cummings, A. B. Solar photovoltaic power for water desalination. Bahrain.
Wood, J. R., Crutcher, J. L., Norbedo, A. J., and Cummings, A. B. 1980. "Solar photovoltaic power for water desalination." Bahrain.
@misc{etde_8473276,
title = {Solar photovoltaic power for water desalination}
author = {Wood, J. R., Crutcher, J. L., Norbedo, A. J., and Cummings, A. B.}
abstractNote = {There is a considerable global need for systems which can meet the drinking water requirements of small communities (7000 people or less) from brackish water or from seawater. Solar photovoltaic panels are an ideal source of power for the purpose, primarily because they produce electricity, which can be used to power a membrane type desalting unit, i.e., either a reverse osmosis plant or an electrodialysis unit. In addition, electricity is most convenient for feedwater pumping. This paper addresses considerations which arise in the design and construction of a complete solar powered water desalination system which requires no supply of fuel nor any form of backup power (grid connection or engine generator).}
place = {Bahrain}
year = {1980}
month = {Jul}
}