THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF VAPOR COMPRESSION DESALINATION SYSTEM.

M. A. Darwish, K. A. Fathalah, M. A. Ghazi

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Abstract

The theromodynamic analysis of vapor compression desalination system is presented. The use of solar energy to operate the system is proposed. A solar operated system using evacuated tube collectors, storage tank, Rankine power cycle to drive the vapor compression distillation system is outlined together with its thermodynamic analysis. Areas of solar collectors, multi-flow heat exchange, and evaporator are calculated at different values of the evaporator temperature difference. It is found that the area of solar collectors increases with increasing the evaporator temperature difference whereas the evaporator and heat exchanger areas decrease. Also, costs of the different elements are estimated to give an optimum price for the total system at about 5. 2 degree C evaporator temperature difference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-326
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Symposium on Fresh Water from the Sea
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1980
Event229th Event of the Eur Fed of Chem Eng - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 23 Sep 198026 Sep 1980

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