Proposal of an Eco-Industrial Park based on the water desalination plant located inside the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

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Title:
Proposal of an Eco-Industrial Park based on the water desalination plant located inside the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Authors:
Lopez Torres, Rodrigo ( 0000-0002-5406-6932 )
Abstract:
This thesis project is a proposal of a scenario of an industrial collaboration that could become the basis for the development of an Eco-Industrial Park inside the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology using the water desalination plant as the foundation of this network. It is defined why the university is a suitable place for a development of this type; what industrial networks can be formed and what environmental, economic and social benefits could be achieved if the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia implemented this project around the country. An Eco-Industrial Park is a collaboration between industries where they share resources and create an exchange network of wastes and by-products with the objective of obtaining positive environmental, economic and social impacts. In the proposed scenario, the initial collaboration is between a PV solar plant and the water desalination located inside the university. With the use of solar energy there are savings of CO2 emissions, which turn into positive impacts on the environment. The idea is that this initial collaboration could be extended in the future to provide the entire energy consumption of the KAUST community. The project also provides an insight into how an industrial symbiosis could be formed taking as a base this industrial collaboration. However, further studies and analysis are required in order to provide more solid information regarding the development of an Eco-Industrial Park.
Advisors:
Ng, Kim Choon ( 0000-0003-3930-4127 )
Committee Member:
Ghaffour, Noreddine ( 0000-0003-2095-4736 ) ; Peinemann, Klaus-Viktor ( 0000-0003-0309-9598 )
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Program:
Environmental Science and Engineering
Issue Date:
Dec-2016
Type:
Thesis
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorNg, Kim Choonen
dc.contributor.authorLopez Torres, Rodrigoen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-24T07:30:15Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-24T07:30:15Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621872-
dc.description.abstractThis thesis project is a proposal of a scenario of an industrial collaboration that could become the basis for the development of an Eco-Industrial Park inside the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology using the water desalination plant as the foundation of this network. It is defined why the university is a suitable place for a development of this type; what industrial networks can be formed and what environmental, economic and social benefits could be achieved if the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia implemented this project around the country. An Eco-Industrial Park is a collaboration between industries where they share resources and create an exchange network of wastes and by-products with the objective of obtaining positive environmental, economic and social impacts. In the proposed scenario, the initial collaboration is between a PV solar plant and the water desalination located inside the university. With the use of solar energy there are savings of CO2 emissions, which turn into positive impacts on the environment. The idea is that this initial collaboration could be extended in the future to provide the entire energy consumption of the KAUST community. The project also provides an insight into how an industrial symbiosis could be formed taking as a base this industrial collaboration. However, further studies and analysis are required in order to provide more solid information regarding the development of an Eco-Industrial Park.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectEco-Industrial Parken
dc.subjectIndustrial Symbiosisen
dc.subjectWater Desalinationen
dc.subjectIndustrial Ecologyen
dc.subjectSolar Energyen
dc.subjectPhotovoltaic Systemen
dc.titleProposal of an Eco-Industrial Park based on the water desalination plant located inside the King Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberGhaffour, Noreddineen
dc.contributor.committeememberPeinemann, Klaus-Viktoren
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Science and Engineeringen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
dc.person.id142793en
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