Study on Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Raft-type Wave-Powered Desalination Device

  • Siming┬áZheng

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Siming Zheng
    Pages 1-20
  3. Siming Zheng
    Pages 173-177
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 179-183

About this book


This thesis proposes a new raft-type wave-powered desalination device that can convert wave power into hydraulic energy and use reverse osmosis (RO) to directly desalinate seawater. Both analytical and numerical methods are used to study the hydrodynamic characteristics of the device. Further, the thesis investigates the maximum power extraction and multiple parameter effects on power absorption and averaged permeate water flux. Lastly, it proposes and assesses two power extraction enhancing strategies. The thesis offers a valuable and important reference guide to ocean-wave-and-structure interaction and wave-powered seawater desalination for scientists and engineers alike.


Wave energy Raft-type wave energy converter Marine hydrodynamics Wave power capture factor Seawater desalination

Authors and affiliations

  • Siming┬áZheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Tsinghua University BeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5516-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5517-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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