Thermal analysis of vapor compression desalination system

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Abstract

Thermal analysis of the mechanical vapour compression system is presented. The effects of the operating parameters (e.g. evaporator temperature, pressure drop across the evaporator, feed temperature to the evaporator, etc.) on the work done, compressor size, heat transfer areas of the evaporator and the multiflow heat exchanger are studied. A new expression, the available energy consumption per unit amount of distillate, is defined. This expression enables rational comparison of the vapour compression energy consumption with that of other desalting systems. The potentiality of reducing energy consumption by combining the vapour compression system with other desalting system (e.g. multistage or multieffect systems) is illustrated by an example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-295
Number of pages21
JournalDesalination
Volume69
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Evaporators
Desalination
desalination
Thermoanalysis
Vapors
compression
Salt removal
Energy utilization
pressure drop
heat transfer
temperature
Pressure drop
Heat exchangers
Compressors
Heat transfer
Temperature
analysis
energy consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Filtration and Separation

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Thermal analysis of vapor compression desalination system. / Darwish, M. A.

In: Desalination, Vol. 69, No. 3, 01.12.1988, p. 275-295.

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