Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods And Systems by Vassilis BelessiotisThermal Solar Desalination: Methods And Systems by Vassilis Belessiotis

Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods And Systems

byVassilis Belessiotis, Soteris Kalogirou, Emmy Delyannis

Hardcover | July 19, 2016

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Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods and Systemspresents numerous thermal seawater desalination technologies varying from the very simple, easy to construct and operate solar stills, to the more advance membrane and indirect distillation methods. All types of solar thermal desalination technologies are presented in detail to enable readers to comprehend the subject, from design details to enabling further research to be carried out in this area.

The various units used in desalination are outlined, along with diagrams of all detailed working principles of desalination methods and systems. The authors consider the economic aspects of these processes, demonstrating successful implementation of desalination units suitable for areas where supplies of fresh water in natural ways is limited or non-existent.



  • Includes detailed descriptions and design of all types of solar thermal desalination systems
  • Lists a comprehensive record of seawater and fresh water thermophysical properties required in the design of desalination systems
  • Contains equations to calculate and analyze the performance of the processes examined and assesses their practicality and application
Belessiotis obtained his PhD from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is currently the Research Director of the Solar and Other Energy Systems laboratory of NCSR DEMOKRITOS. His main research areas are Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Conservation, and his interests include the areas of Thermal Engineering, Physical processes a...
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Title:Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods And SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:382 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 19, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012809656X

ISBN - 13:9780128096567

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 1.1 Introduction 1.2 What is Desalination? Where does it Apply? 1.3 Operation Steps of a Desalination Plant 1.4 Water and Energy 1.5 Thermal Solar Desalination 1.6 New Trends in Desalination

CHAPTER 2 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Water and Seawater Properties Definitions 2.3. The Chemical Composition of Seawater 2.4 Properties of seawater 2.5 Suspended Particulate Material in Seawater 2.6 Quality of Drinking and Utilization Water 2.7. Corrosion and Scale Formation 2.8 Conclusion

CHAPTER 3 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Solar stills 3.2 Solar stills 3.3 Operation principles of solar distillation - Solar stills

CHAPTER 4 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Terminology 4.3 Membrane Distillation 4.4 Mass and Heat Transfer 4.5 Characteristics of MD Configurations 4.6 Heat Recovery 4.7 Solar Powered Membrane Distillation (SPMD) 4.8 Membrane's Characteristic Properties 4.9 Membrane Modules 4.10 Membrane Types

CHAPTER 5 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Definitions 5.3 General operation principles 5.4 Mathematical models 5.5 Multiple-effect humidification-dehumidification (MEH) 5.6 Other concepts of the H/D method 5.7 Solar H/D systems with storage tanks 5.8 The economics of the H/D method 5.9 Coupling solar stills or H/D systems to greenhouses

CHAPTER 6 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Short historical review 6.3 Definitions and Nomenclature 6.4 Factors which influence the selection of the desalination system 6.5 Factors influencing the selection of the solar systes 6.6 Conventional desalination systems-Distillation methods 6.7 Dual purpose plants 6.8 Solar desalination combinations

Appendix I Appendix II Appendix III