A novel integrated thermal-/membrane-based solar energy-driven hybrid desalination system: Concept description and simulation results

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Title:
A novel integrated thermal-/membrane-based solar energy-driven hybrid desalination system: Concept description and simulation results
Authors:
Kim, Young-Deuk; Thu, Kyaw; Ng, Kim Choon ( 0000-0003-3930-4127 ) ; Amy, Gary L.; Ghaffour, Noreddine ( 0000-0003-2095-4736 )
Abstract:
In this paper, a hybrid desalination system consisting of vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) and adsorption desalination (AD) units, designated as VMD-AD cycle, is proposed. The synergetic integration of the VMD and AD is demonstrated where a useful effect of the AD cycle is channelled to boost the operation of the VMD process, namely the low vacuum environment to maintain the high pressure gradient across the microporous hydrophobic membrane. A solar-assisted multi-stage VMD-AD hybrid desalination system with temperature modulating unit is first designed, and its performance is then examined with a mathematical model of each component in the system and compared with the VMD-only system with temperature modulating and heat recovery units. The total water production and water recovery ratio of a solar-assisted 24-stage VMD-AD hybrid system are found to be about 21% and 23% higher, respectively, as compared to the VMD-only system. For the solar-assisted 24-stage VMD-AD desalination system having 150 m2 of evacuated-tube collectors and 10 m3 seawater storage tanks, both annual collector efficiency and solar fraction are close to 60%.
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Water Desalination & Reuse Research Cntr
Citation:
A novel integrated thermal-/membrane-based solar energy-driven hybrid desalination system: Concept description and simulation results 2016 Water Research
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Water Research
Issue Date:
3-May-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.watres.2016.05.002
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Article
ISSN:
00431354
Sponsors:
This research reported in this paper was supported by a grant (code 13IFIP-B065893-03) from Industrial Facilities & Infrastructure Research Program funded by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korean government, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
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dc.contributor.authorKim, Young-Deuken
dc.contributor.authorThu, Kyawen
dc.contributor.authorNg, Kim Choonen
dc.contributor.authorAmy, Gary L.en
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-08T15:02:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-08T15:02:03Zen
dc.date.issued2016-05-03en
dc.identifier.citationA novel integrated thermal-/membrane-based solar energy-driven hybrid desalination system: Concept description and simulation results 2016 Water Researchen
dc.identifier.issn00431354en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.watres.2016.05.002en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/608590en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, a hybrid desalination system consisting of vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) and adsorption desalination (AD) units, designated as VMD-AD cycle, is proposed. The synergetic integration of the VMD and AD is demonstrated where a useful effect of the AD cycle is channelled to boost the operation of the VMD process, namely the low vacuum environment to maintain the high pressure gradient across the microporous hydrophobic membrane. A solar-assisted multi-stage VMD-AD hybrid desalination system with temperature modulating unit is first designed, and its performance is then examined with a mathematical model of each component in the system and compared with the VMD-only system with temperature modulating and heat recovery units. The total water production and water recovery ratio of a solar-assisted 24-stage VMD-AD hybrid system are found to be about 21% and 23% higher, respectively, as compared to the VMD-only system. For the solar-assisted 24-stage VMD-AD desalination system having 150 m2 of evacuated-tube collectors and 10 m3 seawater storage tanks, both annual collector efficiency and solar fraction are close to 60%.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research reported in this paper was supported by a grant (code 13IFIP-B065893-03) from Industrial Facilities & Infrastructure Research Program funded by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korean government, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0043135416303177en
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Water Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Water Research, 3 May 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.05.002en
dc.subjectSolar energyen
dc.subjectMembrane distillation (MD)en
dc.subjectAdsorption desalination (AD)en
dc.subjectHybrid systemen
dc.subjectEmerging desalination technologyen
dc.titleA novel integrated thermal-/membrane-based solar energy-driven hybrid desalination system: Concept description and simulation resultsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination & Reuse Research Cntren
dc.identifier.journalWater Researchen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do 15588, Republic of Koreaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 117576, Singaporeen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorKim, Young-Deuken
kaust.authorThu, Kyawen
kaust.authorNg, Kim Choonen
kaust.authorAmy, Gary L.en
kaust.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
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