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Wind energy for reverse osmosis desalination

Robinson, R., Ho, G. and Mathew, K. (1991) Wind energy for reverse osmosis desalination. In: Workshop on Appropriate Technology for Environmentally Sustainable Development / conducted for ASEAN delegates by Remote Area Developments Group, 2 July, Perth, Australia pp. 3-9.

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Abstract

The need for a desalination system for the removal of salts, including nitrates, from ground waters has been expressed by Aboriginal communities and water supply agencies in remote areas of Australia. This research paper describes the design, construction, field testing and performance analysis of a prototype windpowered reverse osmosis desalination system for these remote areas. Based on the field tests, a performance model is derived which allows for the prediction of the prototype production given the wind and water characteristics of any location. Conclusions are also drawn as to the appropriateness of the technology for remote Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12727
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