GIS-based assessment of combined CSP electric power and seawater desalination plant for Duqum-Oman

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Abstract

This paper investigates the potential of implementing combined electric power and seawater desalination plant using concentrated solar power technologies for Wilayat Duqum in Oman. Duqum is going through a considerable urban, touristic and industrial expansion and development. GIS solar radiation tools are used to select the most appropriate site for the plant location. There are basically two different options to combine concentrated solar electric power with seawater desalination. The first option is to combine a CSP plant with a thermal desalination unit, exploiting the exhaust heat of the steam cycle to drive a thermal desalination unit. The second option is to exploit only the electricity output of the CSP plant with a reverse osmosis desalination unit. The paper deals with both options and shows where each of the concepts has advantages considering local conditions: the quality of the input water, the demand of freshwater and/or potable water, social and economic aspects, the environment and others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-827
Number of pages7
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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Desalination
Seawater
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Reverse osmosis
Solar radiation
Potable water
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Electricity
Economics
Hot Temperature
Water

Keywords

  • CSP
  • Duqum
  • Electric power
  • GIS
  • Oman
  • Plant
  • Solar radiation
  • Water desalination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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