Economical analysis of a solar desalination system

Ziqian Chen, Tie-Zhu Wang, Xiao-Rong He, Zi-Qian Chen, Jun-Ling Chen, Hong-Fei Zheng

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Abstract

Based on the calculation of the single-factor impact values of the parameters of a triple stage tower-type of solar desalination unit by utilizing a single-factor analyzing method, the influences of the cost of solar heating system, the cost of hot water tank, the costs of desalination unit and yearly electrical power, the life time of solar desalination unit and the yearly yield of fresh water, on the cost of the fresh water production of the solar desalination unit are studied. It is helpful to do the further investigation on solar desalination systems for reducing the cost of fresh water production.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Engineering Thermophysics
Volume33
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-6
ISSN1810-2328
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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