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Title: ADSORPTION DESALINATION: THEORY & EXPERIMENTS
Authors: KYAW THU
Keywords: Adsorption, potable water, CO2 emission, desalination cost,cooling
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2010
Source: KYAW THU (2010-01-14). ADSORPTION DESALINATION: THEORY & EXPERIMENTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The search for fresh water remains a pressing concern. Innovative thermodynamic cycles are essential to produce desalination and cooling at lower energy consumption. Today¿s desalination cost is around $1 per m3 and energy consumption is five or more times that of thermodynamic limit of 0.706kWh per m3. This thesis presents adsorption desalination (AD) technology to produce potable water and chilled water from low temperature heat sources. The cycle has been investigated numerically and experimentally. With advanced energy recovery schemes, the energy consumption of the advanced AD cycle is at less than 1.5kWh per m3, one of the lowest energy consumption. Economic analysis of the AD cycle shows that the asymptotic unit production cost is to be $0.457 per m3 of water. As only waste heat is re-utilized for regeneration process, the annual CO2 emission savings by AD cycle is found to be 1172 tonne of CO2 per year.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/17729
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