A novel passive condenser for small-scale water desalination
This paper reports on the development and experimental evaluation of a bubble column – passive condenser system as a method for small-scale brackish water or seawater desalination. Particular focus is on the novel condenser prototype. A long narrow condenser of 10cm width and 150cm length demonstrates the best results. In the winter season under favourable ambient conditions, distillate recovery rates of 73% are commonly achieved. Sodium chloride salt removal is found to be highly effective with distillate salt concentrations between 69μS and 101μS. The condenser prototype presented here provides a building block towards the development of a novel bubble column – greenhouse desalination system.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Engineering and Information Technology|
|Publisher:||Australian Water Association|
|Notes:||Australia's international water conference and trade exhibition|
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