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Nato Security through Science Series C:

Solar Desalination for the 21st Century

A Review of Modern Technologies and Researches on Desalination Coupled to Renewable Energies

Editors: Rizzuti, Lucio, Ettouney, Hisham M., Cipollina, Andrea (Eds.)

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st The solar desalination workshop for the 21 century was sponsored by NATO program Security Through Science. In a great number of countries water scarcity, coupled with a significant growth in population especially in developing countries, poses the serious problem of supplying fresh water. The countries affected by water scarcity are found in the African, Asian, European and American continents, and also are on the southern and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. Severe drought usually generates a general malaise in populations which are already affected by a number of social and poverty problems, which often lead to significant and uncontrolled emigration towards richer countries, especially if one takes into account the increasing economic and lifestyle gap between north and south Mediterranean countries. Emigration could be contained if basic life needs were guaranteed to the population in their homelands, particularly potable water supply. Abundant solar energy combined with desalination could provide a sustainable source of potable water, but unfortunately, the optimum configuration for solar desalination that would provide inexpensive fresh water is difficult to reach. Further exhaustive research, field developments, and proper mobilization and coordination of funding, research and development is needed to achieve this goal.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • SOLAR DESALINATION: A CHALLENGE FOR SUSTAINABLE FRESH WATER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    Pages 1-18

    ETTOUNEY, HISHAM (et al.)

  • DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR DESALINATION SYSTEMS CONCEPTS FOR IRRIGATION IN ARID AREAS CONDITIONS

    Pages 19-32

    CHAIBI, M. THAMEUR (et al.)

  • TECHNO-ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF A SOLAR POWERED WATER DESALINATION PLANT

    Pages 33-41

    FIORENZA, GISEPPE (et al.)

  • DYNAMIC MODELING TOOLS FOR SOLAR POWERED DESALINATION PROCESSES DURING TRANSIENT OPERATIONS

    Pages 43-67

    DAVID, I. (et al.)

  • A METHODOLOGY TO PREDICT OPERATION OF A SOLAR POWERED DESALINATION UNIT

    Pages 69-82

    BACHA, H. BEN (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar Desalination for the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
A Review of Modern Technologies and Researches on Desalination Coupled to Renewable Energies
Editors
  • Lucio Rizzuti
  • Hisham M. Ettouney
  • Andrea Cipollina
Series Title
Nato Security through Science Series C:
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5508-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5508-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5506-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5507-2
Series ISSN
1871-4668
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 363
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