Water Desalination using geothermal energy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/334614
Title:
Water Desalination using geothermal energy
Authors:
Goosen, M.; Mahmoudi, H.; Ghaffour, Noreddine ( 0000-0003-2095-4736 )
Abstract:
The paper provides a critical overview of water desalination using geothermal resources. Specific case studies are presented, as well as an assessment of environmental risks and market potential and barriers to growth. The availability and suitability of low and high temperature geothermal energy in comparison to other renewable energy resources for desalination is also discussed. Analysis will show, for example, that the use of geothermal energy for thermal desalination can be justified only in the presence of cheap geothermal reservoirs or in decentralized applications focusing on small-scale water supplies in coastal regions, provided that society is able and willing to pay for desalting. 2010 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Goosen M, Mahmoudi H, Ghaffour N (2010) Water Desalination Using Geothermal Energy. Energies 3: 1423-1442. doi:10.3390/en3081423.
Publisher:
MDPI AG
Journal:
Energies
Issue Date:
3-Aug-2010
DOI:
10.3390/en3081423
Type:
Article
ISSN:
19961073
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorGoosen, M.en
dc.contributor.authorMahmoudi, H.en
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-11T14:32:07Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-11T14:32:07Z-
dc.date.issued2010-08-03en
dc.identifier.citationGoosen M, Mahmoudi H, Ghaffour N (2010) Water Desalination Using Geothermal Energy. Energies 3: 1423-1442. doi:10.3390/en3081423.en
dc.identifier.issn19961073en
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/en3081423en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/334614en
dc.description.abstractThe paper provides a critical overview of water desalination using geothermal resources. Specific case studies are presented, as well as an assessment of environmental risks and market potential and barriers to growth. The availability and suitability of low and high temperature geothermal energy in comparison to other renewable energy resources for desalination is also discussed. Analysis will show, for example, that the use of geothermal energy for thermal desalination can be justified only in the presence of cheap geothermal reservoirs or in decentralized applications focusing on small-scale water supplies in coastal regions, provided that society is able and willing to pay for desalting. 2010 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPI AGen
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Energiesen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/en
dc.subjectBarriers to growthen
dc.subjectCase studiesen
dc.subjectEnvironmental risksen
dc.subjectGeothermal energyen
dc.subjectMarket potentialsen
dc.subjectRenewable energyen
dc.subjectWater desalinationen
dc.subjectMarket potentialen
dc.subjectRenewable energiesen
dc.subjectCoastal zonesen
dc.subjectCommerceen
dc.subjectDesalinationen
dc.subjectGeothermal fieldsen
dc.subjectGeothermal wellsen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectWater filtrationen
dc.subjectWater resourcesen
dc.subjectWater supplyen
dc.subjectRenewable energy resourcesen
dc.titleWater Desalination using geothermal energyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalEnergiesen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionOffice of Research and Graduate Studies, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory of Water and Environment, Hassiba Ben Bouali University, Chlef, Algeriaen
dc.contributor.institutionWind energy division, Renewable energy development centre, CDER, Bouzareah, Algeriaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
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