Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants: Engineering and Economics of Coupling Multi-Effect Distillation and Solar Plants

Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants: Engineering and Economics of Coupling Multi-Effect Distillation and Solar Plants

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319205342
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/11/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Technology CSP+D- State of the Art.- Available technologies for seawater desalination at large scale.-Cogeneration of Electricity and Desalinated Water.- Concentrating Solar Power plants.- Combination of Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants.- Cooling systems in Concentrating Solar Power Plants.- Steady-State Model of a Solar Multi-effect Distillation Plant.- Multi-effect Distillation Plants-State of the Art.- Description of the plant.- Design of the process.- Instrumentation.- Mathematical Modeling.- Parameterization.- Computational method.- Validation.- Simulations.- Steady-State Modeling of a Parabolic Trough Concentrating Solar Power Plant.- Modeling of a solar field composed of parabolic trough collectors.- Modeling of the power cycle.- Integration of a Desalination Plant into a Concentrating Solar Power Plant.- Description of the CSP+D systems.- Analysis of the integration of a Desalination Plant into a Concentrating Solar Power Plant.- Thermo-economic Analysis.- Sensitivity analysis.- Case Study with Thermodynamic analysis, Economic analysis, Results and Implications.

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