Thermal desalination in GCC and possible development

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Abstract

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center in King Abdulla University of Science and Technology, in Saudi Arabia, held a workshop on thermal desalination on the 11th and 12th of March, 2013. This paper was presented as part of a lecture at the workshop. It presents the status and possible developments of the two main thermal desalination systems processing large quantities of seawater in the Gulf Cooperation Council, multi-stage flash, and thermal vapor compression systems. Developments of these systems were presented to show how these systems are competing with the more energy-efficient seawater reverse osmosis desalting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-47
Number of pages21
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Volume52
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Brine salinity
  • Desalination
  • Equivalent work
  • Falling film evaporators
  • Feed salinity
  • Gain ratio
  • Multi-effect
  • Multi-stage flash desalting systems
  • Performance ratio
  • Pumping energy
  • Thermal vapor compression
  • Top brine temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Pollution

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