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Comparative assessment of the energy consumed by various Solar-powered water desalination systems

Shekarchi, N. and Shahnia, F.ORCID: 0000-0002-8434-0525 (2018) Comparative assessment of the energy consumed by various Solar-powered water desalination systems. In: Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) 2018, 27 - 30 November 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2018.8757898
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Abstract

This paper focuses on utilizing solar energy for deriving desalination systems to yield freshwater from the sea or brackish water, with less environmental impacts. The paper first discusses the specifications of various solar-driven desalinations and compares their advantages and limitations. Then, a detailed comparison is provided between the energy consumption and water production cost of such systems. These metrics are later compared versus conventional (i.e., fossil fuel) systems. In the end, the most appropriate solar-driven desalinations are recommended based on their energy consumption and water production cost.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/49976
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