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Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants

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

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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

  1. 1.CIEMAT—Plataforma Solar de AlmeríaTabernasSpain
  2. 2.Plataforma Solar de Almería-CIEMATTabernasSpain
  3. 3.Plataforma Solar de Almería-CIEMATTabernasSpain

About the authors

Dr. Patricia Palenzuela is currently a project researcher in the Solar Desalination Unit at the Plataforma Solar de Almería-CIEMAT, the largest concentrating solar technology research, development and test center in Europe. She is a phD from the University of Almería, having developed all the research activity of her thesis at the Plataforma Solar de Almería. She has also conducted research at the Qatar Environmental and Energy Research Institute and the Solar Energy Research Center-Chile (SERC-Chile) as a postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Guillermo Zaragoza is currently senior researcher at the Solar Desalination Unit of CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería, and coordinator of the Action Group on “Renewable Energy Desalination” of the European Innovation Partnership on Water of the European Commission. 

Dr. Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla is the current head of the Solar Desalination Unit at CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería. He also holds the position of Operating Agent of SolarPACES Task VI (Solar Energy and Water Processes and Applications) and the coordination of the Sub-Programme IV (Concentrated Solar Power and Desalination, CSP+D) within the framework of the EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) CSP Joint Programme.



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants
  • Book Subtitle Engineering and Economics of Coupling Multi-Effect Distillation and Solar Plants
  • Authors Patricia Palenzuela
    Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla
    Guillermo Zaragoza
  • 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 Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-20534-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35474-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-20535-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Water Industry/Water Technologies
    Renewable and Green Energy
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