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Relative technoeconomics of multistage flash distillation and reverse osmosis for seawater desalination - a case study

01 Jan 1987-Desalination (Elsevier)-Vol. 64, pp 203-210
TL;DR: A case study has been carried out for putting up a 225,000 cubic meter/day desalination plant in the city of Madras on south east coast of India and relative techno-economics of single purpose and dual purpose Multistage Flash (MSF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO) has been presented as mentioned in this paper.
About: This article is published in Desalination.The article was published on 1987-01-01. It has received 9 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Desalination & Multi-stage flash distillation.
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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors compared the unit cost of water produced from one-stage and two-stage hollow fiber (HF) and spiral wound (SW) seawater RO systems.

40 citations

31 Jul 2012

34 citations

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  • ...43Wh/L [68]; • run a reverse osmosis desalinati on plant between 3 to 6Wh/L [69-72]; • run a vapour compression desalinati on plant 6 to 16Wh/L [73]; and • run a disti llati on type desalinati on plant 22Wh/L....


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TL;DR: In this article, an economic analysis was conducted using cost data for plants in the Middle East, the United States, and other countries for the potential application of seawater desalination in Korea, and the unit cost of the RO seawater was estimated to be about $1.35/t at 1990 prices.

21 citations

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TL;DR: Although rainfall in Italy is one of the most abundant in Europe (1,000 mm/y), it is insufficient, especially in the south where it is seasonal as mentioned in this paper, which allows for only restricted improvements in the water supply system.

13 citations

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18 Aug 2014
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a review of ocean energy conversion systems that are currently available and a basic nomenclature for the variety of systems is utilized to classify the devices.
Abstract: The requirement to move away from carbon based fossil fuels has led to a renewed interest in unconventional energy sources. Of interest in this article are ocean waves and current and tidal flows. This paper reviews the numerous options for ocean energy conversion systems that are currently available. A basic nomenclature for the variety of systems is utilized to classify the devices. A variety of issues including competing use, boating, fishing, commercial shipping and tourism are discussed with respect to impacts on and from ocean renewable energy.

11 citations

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D.C. Brandt1
TL;DR: The seawater desalting technology has achieved growing acceptance as an economical and viable alternative to MSF in the last decade as discussed by the authors, and the acceptance of this technology is further increasing as a result of plant performance histories and membrane improvements.

8 citations