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Optimum Design Of Photovoltaic Powered Sea Water Desalination System

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.3, No. 12)

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Page : 165-171

Keywords : Index Terms Simulate Reverse osmosis RO plant powered by PV systems; Photovoltaic PV System; Reverse osmosis RO System-Desalination; Economical analysis; PV Models; Fresh water; Salinity;

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Abstract Due to the increasing demand of potable water in many locations around the world the sea water desalination is now one of the main sources of supplying potable water. The main problem facing water desalination is the energy consumption needed by water desalination process. The depletion of the fossil fuel and its continuous increasing cost accompanied with the increasing demand of potable water make the problem of supplying potable water more sophisticated. With the continuous decrease of the prices of the PV modules it is becoming more attractive economically to design a Reverse Osmosis RO water desalination system using Photovoltaic PV system and its friendly to environment if compared to fossil fuel impact. Using RO water desalination technique for desalinate sea water with high salinity up to 45000 ppm into potable water. Instead of depending on conventional fossil fuel the proposed system depends on solar energy in supplying energy specifically photovoltaic PV systems. In this work a system design and cost analysis for RO Water desalination system powered by PV system without with storage batteries and hybrid system using diesel fuel are presented. Regarding to low efficiency and lifetime of batteries which that should be replace every four years and its expensive prices the main concept is using water desalination system working during days time with a large array size without batteries storage or diesel fuel in order to reduce total system cost . Optimality criterion is the cost per M3 of desalinated water.

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