An ocean thermocline desalination system using the direct spray method
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division
Water Desalination and Reuse Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955, Saudi Arabia
Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
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AbstractMost of the existing desalination technologies are highly dependent on primary energy, limiting their applications to affluent areas. To address water scarcity in remote areas, it is crucial to exploit the potential of renewable energy sources for desalination. The natural temperature gradient between the surface and deep seabed, i.e., the ocean thermocline, can provide sufficient driving forces for low-temperature thermal desalination. This study presents a thermocline desalination system using the direct spray method. A single-stage spray desalination setup is designed and operated under the temperature ranges that are typical in ocean thermocline. The minimum temperature gradients to drive the system is
CitationChen, Q., Burhan, M., M., K. J., Li, Y., & Ng, K. C. (2021). An ocean thermocline desalination system using the direct spray method. Desalination, 520, 115373. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2021.115373
SponsorsThis research was supported by the Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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