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Multiple Effect Distillation of Seawater Using Solar Energy - Ali M. El-Nashar

Multiple Effect Distillation of Seawater Using Solar Energy

Paperback Published: May 2008
ISBN: 9781604564075
Number Of Pages: 112

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This book describes the solar desalination test plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE and gives a summary of its first year performance and economics. The plant has been operating successfully for 18 years supplying fresh water to the City of Abu Dhabi. The plant was commissioned in September 1984 and was running until the year 2002 when it was dismantled after fulfilling its objectives. The aim of the plant is to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of using solar desalination of seawater in providing fresh water to remote communities in the Middle East and to obtain long-term performance and reliability data on the operation of the plant. The plant has proved its technical feasibility and proved to be reliable in operation with few minor maintenance problems that required slight plant modification. Maintenance routines were established to maintain high plant performance. The economic feasibility of the plant was established by comparing the cost of water from a solar MED plant with a conventional MED plant.

Introductionp. 1
History of Abu Dhabi Solar Desalination Plantp. 3
Description of Abu Dhabi Solar Desalination Plantp. 5
Measurements and Data Acquisition Systemp. 13
Data Analysisp. 19
Weather Condition in Abu Dhabip. 29
Operating Characteristicsp. 33
Plant Maintenance and Modificationsp. 43
Simulation Program and Its Validationp. 51
Evaluation of the Test Plantp. 71
Economic Considerations and Comparison with Conventional MED Plantsp. 83
Results of the Economic Studyp. 91
Conclusionp. 97
Referencesp. 103
Physical Properties of Seawaterp. 105
Indexp. 107
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ISBN: 9781604564075
ISBN-10: 1604564075
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33

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