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Dynamic pressure modulation for solar desalination system

Kumar, Ravinder and Umanand, L. (2009) Dynamic pressure modulation for solar desalination system. In: Desalination, 249 (1). pp. 90-98.

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Abstract

Obtaining drinking water from seawater is usually done through the process of desalination. The conventional desalination processes at present are centralized, require huge capital cost, and enormous amount of concentrated energy from fossil fuel. Issues like optimal chamber pressure, pressure control and energy savings for desalination are not adequately addressed. This paper proposes a novel pressure control method by means of dynamic pressure modulation within the evaporation chamber. A performance index is proposed that results in a dynamic optimal external pressure and maximum energy saving for a specific flow rate. Experimental results from the laboratory setup that validate the proposed concepts are presented in the paper. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science Bv.
Keywords: Solar; Desalination; Pressure; Modulation
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly, (CEDT) Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2010 09:13
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/25167

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