Progress in Energy | VOL. 2
Read

Energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization in desalination systems

Publication Date Jul 7, 2020

Abstract

Desalination technologies and industry have advanced significantly in the past two decades to meet the growing freshwater demands stimulated by the compounding issues of both water quality and quantity in many regions of the world. As desalination processes are energy demanding, there have been many efforts dedicated to improve energy-efficiency of the process units, enhance energy conservation and recovery, and increase renewable energy integration in desalination plants. This research-review article highlights recent key advances and discusses possible venues for further development in desalination energy portfolio to reduce specific energy consumption and, via integration with solar energy, to minimize the environmental footprint associated with freshwater production. First, an overview of current desalination technologies and their energy requirements are presented followed by a discussion on opportunities for improving energy efficiency and energy recovery in both membrane and thermal desalination technologies. Then, various combinations of renewable energy driven desalination plants are discussed with some recent highlights in solar energy driven membrane, thermal and hybrid desalination processes. Technological readiness levels for novel desalination processes, their perceived impact and expected near-future developments in renewable energy integrated desalination technologies are presented. Finally, the potential for solar driven desalination as a cost-competitive freshwater supply alternative is discussed.

Concepts

Energy Recovery Desalination Technologies Regions Of The World Hybrid Desalination Processes Thermal Desalination Technologies Desalination Processes Developments In Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Utilization Renewable Energy Integrated Thermal Desalination

Round-ups are the summaries of handpicked papers around trending topics published every week. These would enable you to scan through a collection of papers and decide if the paper is relevant to you before actually investing time into reading it.

Coronavirus Research Articles published between Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022

R DiscoveryOct 03, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  5

Introduction: Test solutions (Biotrue, renu Advanced [Bausch and Lomb], ACUVUE RevitaLens [Johnson and Johnson Vision], cleadew [Ophtecs corp.] or AOS...

Read More

Good health Research Articles published between Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022

R DiscoveryOct 03, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  2

Patient and public involvement in health care is considered indispensable in the way we conduct daily pediatric neurology practice, and in the develop...

Read More

Quality Of Education Research Articles published between Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022

R DiscoveryOct 03, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  5

Ingenta is not the publisher of the publication content on this website. The responsibility for the publication content rests with the publishers prov...

Read More

Gender Equality Research Articles published between Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022

R DiscoveryOct 03, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  3

Introduction: As of early March 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more 5.9 million people worldwide, and infected more than 437 million.

Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

You can also read COVID related content on R COVID-19

R ProductsCOVID-19

ONE PROBLEM . ONE PURPOSE . ONE PLACE

Creating the world’s largest AI-driven & human-curated collection of research, news, expert recommendations and educational resources on COVID-19

COVID-19 Dashboard

Disclaimer: All third-party content on this website/platform is and will remain the property of their respective owners and is provided on “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Use of third-party content does not indicate any affiliation, sponsorship with or endorsement by them. Any references to third-party content is to identify the corresponding services and shall be considered fair use under The Copyright Law.