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dc.contributor.authorThu, Kyaw
dc.contributor.authorChakraborty, A.
dc.contributor.authorSaha, B.B.
dc.contributor.authorChun, Won Gee
dc.contributor.authorNg, K.C.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:35:01Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:35:01Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.citationThu K, Chakraborty A, Saha BB, Chun WG, Ng KC (2010) Life-cycle cost analysis of adsorption cycles for desalination. Desalination and Water Treatment 20: 1–10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2010.1187.
dc.identifier.issn1944-3994
dc.identifier.issn1944-3986
dc.identifier.doi10.5004/dwt.2010.1187
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598718
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the thermo-economic analysis of the adsorption desalination (AD) cycle that is driven by low-temperature waste heat from exhaust of industrial processes or renewable sources. The AD cycle uses an adsorbent such as the silica gel to desalt the sea or brackish water. Based on an experimental prototype AD plant, the life-cycle cost analysis of AD plants of assorted water production capacities has been simulated and these predictions are translated into unit cost of water production. Our results show that the specific energy consumption of the AD cycle is 1.38 kWh/m3 which is the lowest ever reported. For a plant capacity of 1000 m3/d, the AD cycle offers a unit cost of $0.457/m3 as compared to more than $0.9 for the average RO plants. Besides being cost-effective, the AD cycle is also environment-friendly as it emits less CO2 emission per m3 generated, typically 85% less, by comparison to an RO process. © 2010 Desalination Publications.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been supported by grants (No. R33-2009-000-1966-0) from the World Class University (WCU) Project of the National Research Foundation, Korea (R265-000-286-597) from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, and (R265-000-2-87-305) from ASTAR, Singapore.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.subjectAdsorption
dc.subjectDesalination
dc.subjectEconomic analysis
dc.titleLife-cycle cost analysis of adsorption cycles for desalination
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalDesalination and Water Treatment
dc.contributor.institutionNational University of Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore
dc.contributor.institutionNTU, , Singapore
dc.contributor.institutionJeju National University, Jeju, South Korea
kaust.grant.numberR33-2009-000-1966-0


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