Infield, D.G. (2005) Laboratory demonstration of a photovoltaic-powered seawater reverse-osmosis system without batteries. Desalination, 183 (1-3). pp. 105-111. ISSN 0011-9164Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A prototype photovoltaic-powered reverse-osmosis system has been constructed at CREST, Loughborough, UK. The rate of production of fresh water varies throughout the day according to the available solar power, and thus, the system operates without need of batteries. The system is designed to operate from seawater, and a Clark pump brine-stream energy recovery mechanism is coupled with a variable recovery ratio technique to achieve a specific energy consumption of less than 4 kWh/m3 over a wide range of operation. Measurements showing the variable operation over a two-day period are presented and discussed.
|Keywords:||solar , renewable energy, energy recovery, reverse osmosis, seawater, pv, photovoltaic, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Water Science and Technology, Materials Science(all), Chemical Engineering(all), Chemistry(all), Mechanical Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jan 2012 15:54|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 10:51|