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Solar Desalination for the 21st Century

A Review of Modern Technologies and Researches on Desalination Coupled to Renewable Energies

  • Lucio Rizzuti
  • Hisham M. Ettouney
  • Andrea Cipollina

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. GISEPPE FIORENZA, V.K. SHARMA, GIACOBBE BRACCIO
    Pages 33-41
  3. I. DAVID, L. BOGLE, ANDREA CIPOLLINA, GIORGIO MICALE
    Pages 43-67
  4. H. BEN BACHA, A.Y. MAALEJ, H. BEN DHIA
    Pages 69-82
  5. PLAMEN GRAMATIKOV
    Pages 139-151
  6. RASHID A. KHAYDARO, RENAT R. KHAYDAROV, OLGA GAPUROVA, BEKHZAD YULDASHEV
    Pages 153-161
  7. MARCO BECCALI, MAURIZIO SORCE, JOSÈ GALLETTO
    Pages 179-194
  8. HIKMET S. AYBAR
    Pages 207-214
  9. MATTHIAS ROMMEL, JOACHIM KOSCHIKOWSKI, MARCEL WIEGHAUS, MARCEL WIEGHAUS
    Pages 247-257
  10. VIVIANE RENAUDIN, DOMINIQUE ALONSO, FOUAD KAFI, JEAN-MARIE HORNUT
    Pages 259-270
  11. FAWZI BANAT, HAZIM QIBLAWEY
    Pages 271-291
  12. ANÍBAL T. DE ALMEIDA, PEDRO S. MOURA
    Pages 305-325
  13. ELISABETTA FOIS, ANTONIO LALLAI, GIAMPAOLO MURA
    Pages 327-342
  14. LOURDES GARCÍA-RODRÍGUEZ
    Pages 355-369
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 371-379

About these proceedings

Introduction

st The solar desalination workshop for the 21 century was sponsored by NATO program Security Through Science. In a great number of countries water scarcity, coupled with a significant growth in population especially in developing countries, poses the serious problem of supplying fresh water. The countries affected by water scarcity are found in the African, Asian, European and American continents, and also are on the southern and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. Severe drought usually generates a general malaise in populations which are already affected by a number of social and poverty problems, which often lead to significant and uncontrolled emigration towards richer countries, especially if one takes into account the increasing economic and lifestyle gap between north and south Mediterranean countries. Emigration could be contained if basic life needs were guaranteed to the population in their homelands, particularly potable water supply. Abundant solar energy combined with desalination could provide a sustainable source of potable water, but unfortunately, the optimum configuration for solar desalination that would provide inexpensive fresh water is difficult to reach. Further exhaustive research, field developments, and proper mobilization and coordination of funding, research and development is needed to achieve this goal.

Keywords

Environmental Fresh water NATO Science Security Sub-Series C Wind combustion production solar energy solar power

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucio Rizzuti
    • 1
  • Hisham M. Ettouney
    • 2
  • Andrea Cipollina
    • 3
  1. 1.Università di PalermoItaly
  2. 2.University of GizaEgypt
  3. 3.Università di PalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5508-9
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5506-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5508-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6578
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