An Offshore Wind-Power-Based Water Desalination Complex as a Response to an Emergency in Water Supply to Northern Crimea
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This paper is concerned with the problem of water shortage in northern Crimea. It shows that the Crimean Peninsula lacks access to fresh water from natural sources. For decades, water supply was provided mostly from the Dnieper River via the North Crimean Canal. An emergency situation arose in water supply in Crimea after the canal was shut down. It has been shown that seawater desalination from renewables is the only reliable way to tackle the problem. The work reviews perspective desalination methods, suggests a new schematic of a desalination complex based on Wind Energy Marine Units, and determines key parameters of the complex.
Keywords:wind power plant water supply fresh water sea water reverse osmosis
We are grateful to our colleagues at the Institute of Nuclear Energy and Industry, Sevastopol State University, for their continuous support.
This work was supported by an internal grant of Sevastopol State University.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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