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dc.contributor.authorFilippini, G.*
dc.contributor.authorAl-Obaidi, M.A.*
dc.contributor.authorManenti, F.*
dc.contributor.authorMujtaba, Iqbal M.*
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-08T13:22:53Z
dc.date.available2019-05-08T13:22:53Z
dc.date.issued2019-09
dc.identifier.citationFilippini G, Al-Obaidi MA, Manenti F et al (2019) Design and economic evaluation of solar-powered hybrid multi effect and reverse osmosis system for seawater desalination. Desalination. 465: 114-125.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17036
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractReducing the cost of fresh water has always been a major concern in the desalination industry. A solar powered hybrid multi-effect distillation and reverse osmosis desalination plant (MED+RO) has been designed and optimised from an economical point of view in a previous work by the same authors. In the present study, the possibility of coupling the desalination plant with a photovoltaic (PV) solar farm is investigated, with the aim of generating electricity at low cost and in a sustainable way. A detailed mathematical model for the PV system has been implemented from the literature. Interestingly, the model can predict the cost of the PV system in terms of capital cost and electricity cost per kWh considering the input data of solar irradiation, duration of daylight and technical specification of a real solar module. Consequently, the solar PV model has been combined with the desalination model, which enables to estimate the cost of fresh water per cubic meter. Data about four locations, namely Isola di Pantelleria (IT), Las Palmas (ES), Abu Dhabi (UAE), and Perth (AUS), have been used to economically test the feasibility of installing the proposed plant, and especially of the PV solar farm.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2019.04.016
dc.rights© 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
dc.subjectSeawater desalinationen_US
dc.subjectMED+RO+PV photovoltaic hybrid systemen_US
dc.subjecteconomic cost modelingen_US
dc.subjectCost estimationen_US
dc.subjectFresh water production costen_US
dc.titleDesign and economic evaluation of solar-powered hybrid multi effect and reverse osmosis system for seawater desalinationen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2019-04-13
dc.date.application2019-05-16
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.EndofEmbargo2020-05-17
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.description.publicnotesThe full-text of this article will be released for public view at the end of the publisher embargo on 17 May 2020.en_US
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