Green Energy and Technology

Seawater Desalination

Conventional and Renewable Energy Processes

Editors: Cipollina, Andrea, Micale, Giorgio, Rizzuti, Lucio (Eds.)

  • Wide compendium introducing all modern technologies of desalination
  • Includes introduction to many novel technologies
  • Unique starting base for professionals
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A growing proportion of the world’s population is dependent on Seawater Desalination as a source of fresh water for both potable and civil use. One of the main drawbacks of conventional desalination technologies is the substantial energy requirement, which is facing cost increases in the global energy market. "Seawater Desalination" presents an overview of conventional and non-conventional technologies, with a particular focus on the coupling of renewable energies with desalination processes.
 
The first section of this book presents, in a technical but reader-friendly way, an overview of currently-used desalination processes, from thermal to membrane processes, highlighting the relevant technical features, advantages and disadvantages, and development potential.  It also gives a rapid insight into the economic aspects of fresh water production from seawater.
 
The second section of the book presents novel processes which use Renewable Energies for fresh water production. From the first solar still evaporators, which artificially reproduced the natural cycle of water, technology has progressed to develop complex systems to harness energy from the sun, wind, tides, waves, etc. and then to use this energy to power conventional or novel desalination processes. Most of these processes are still at a preliminary stage of development, but some are already being cited as examples in remote areas, where they are proving to be valuable in solving the problems of water scarcity.
 
A rapid growth in these technologies is foreseen in the coming years. This book provides a unique foundation, within the context of present and future sustainability, for professionals, technicians, managers, and private and public institutions operating in the area of fresh water supply.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Seawater Desalination for Freshwater Production

    Micale, Giorgio (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Conventional Thermal Processes

    Ettouney, Hisham

    Pages 17-40

  • Membranes for Desalination

    Curcio, Efrem (et al.)

    Pages 41-75

  • Commercial Desalination Technologies

    Ettouney, Hisham (et al.)

    Pages 77-107

  • Nuclear Desalination

    Misra, B.M. (et al.)

    Pages 109-129

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-01150-4
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26059-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seawater Desalination
Book Subtitle
Conventional and Renewable Energy Processes
Editors
  • Andrea Cipollina
  • Giorgio Micale
  • Lucio Rizzuti
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-01150-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-01150-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-01149-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26059-9
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 306
Number of Illustrations and Tables
135 b/w illustrations
Topics