Renewable Solar Energy Coupled to a Brackish Water Desalination Plant: Efficiency and Optimization

  • Asma ADDA Laboratory of Biomaterials and Transport Phenomena (LBMPT), University of Médéa, Ain D’Heb 26000, Médéa, Algeria
  • Salah BEZARI URAER, Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables, CDER, 47133 Ghardaïa, Algeria
  • Hadjer MAOUZ Laboratory of Biomaterials and Transport Phenomena (LBMPT), University of Médéa, Ain D’Heb 26000, Médéa, Algeria
  • Salah HANINI Laboratory of Biomaterials and Transport Phenomena (LBMPT), University of Médéa, Ain D’Heb 26000, Médéa, Algeria
Keywords: Brackish water, Reverse osmosis process, Solar energy, Specific energy consumption.

Abstract

In order to reduce fossil energy consumption at desalination plants, it has become necessary to replace fossil energy with clean energy. Currently, the reverse osmosis systems connected to solar energy is a promising technology for desalination of seawater / brackish water, especially in arid and semi-arid areas that have a large solar deposit and are remote from the public grid. The objective of this work is to show the efficiency of introducing renewable energy in brackish water desalination plants by the effect of comparing the energy consumption for a system without renewable energy source and system powered by the photovoltaic system (solar energy). As well as a program developed on Matlab software environment in order to, optimize the energy consumption of a desalination plant for the proposed plant is about 0.1269 kWh/m3.

Published
2021-12-15
How to Cite
ADDAA., BEZARIS., MAOUZH., & HANINIS. (2021). Renewable Solar Energy Coupled to a Brackish Water Desalination Plant: Efficiency and Optimization. Algerian Journal of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development, 3(02), 216-221. https://doi.org/10.46657/ajresd.2021.3.2.10
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