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Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants

Engineering and Economics of Coupling Multi-Effect Distillation and Solar Plants

  • Patricia Palenzuela
  • Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla
  • Guillermo Zaragoza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Patricia Palenzuela, Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla, Guillermo Zaragoza
    Pages 1-25
  3. Patricia Palenzuela, Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla, Guillermo Zaragoza
    Pages 27-60
  4. Patricia Palenzuela, Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla, Guillermo Zaragoza
    Pages 61-84
  5. Patricia Palenzuela, Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla, Guillermo Zaragoza
    Pages 85-122
  6. Patricia Palenzuela, Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla, Guillermo Zaragoza
    Pages 123-136
  7. Patricia Palenzuela, Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla, Guillermo Zaragoza
    Pages 137-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-172

About this book

Introduction

·         The first available thermo-economic analyses of Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination (CSP+D) Plants, using real figures from operating plants

·         Includes all the equations used in the modeling of each component, creating an invaluable template for implementing similar models

·         Demonstrates modeling and validation of a Multi-effect Distillation (MED) Plant with increased energy recovery and enhanced thermal efficiency

·      Extended parametric analysis helps readers decide when integrating a Thermal Desalination Plant will yield better results than connecting a Reverse Osmosis Plant. 

This ground-breaking book demonstrates how two key concerns in many communities across the globe- power and water- can be simultaneously addressed through the coupling of Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination (CSP+D) plants.

 The book provides a detailed evaluation of the integration of Multi-effect Distillation Plants into CSP plants based on Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors (PT-CSP+MED), as compared to independent water and power production through Reverse Osmosis unit connection to a CSP plant (CSP+RO). Through this compare and contrast method of analysis, the author establish guidelines to assist in identifying cases wherein PT-CSP+MED systems provide superior economic and thermodynamic benefits. 

The text describes the efficiencies and challenges of PT-CSP power generation in four different desalination plant scenarios, including detailed comparative thermodynamic efficiency analyses of several currently operating CSP+D systems. These findings are then placed in practical context through a complete thermo-economic analysis of two diverse potential sites, ascertaining the most viable CSP+D system in each region, as informed by actual operating conditions, meteorological data and real cost figures for each location.

Keywords

Cogeneration Concentrating Solar Power Desalination Multi-effect Distillation Power Plant Cooling Solar Desalination Solar Energy Solar Power Modelling and Simulation Thermodynamic Simulation Water and Power

Authors and affiliations

  • Patricia Palenzuela
    • 1
  • Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla
    • 2
  • Guillermo Zaragoza
    • 3
  1. 1.CIEMAT—Plataforma Solar de AlmeríaTabernasSpain
  2. 2.Plataforma Solar de Almería-CIEMATTabernasSpain
  3. 3.Plataforma Solar de Almería-CIEMATTabernasSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20535-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20534-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20535-9
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