Energy-water-environment nexus underpinning future desalination sustainability

Shahzad, Muhammad Wakil, Burhan, Muhammad, Ang, Li and Ng, Kim Choon (2017) Energy-water-environment nexus underpinning future desalination sustainability. Desalination, 413. pp. 52-64. ISSN 0011-9164

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Abstract

Energy-water-environment nexus is very important to attain COP21 goal, maintaining environment temperature increase below 2 °C, but unfortunately two third share of CO2 emission has already been used and the remaining will be exhausted by 2050. A number of technological developments in power and desalination sectors improved their efficiencies to save energy and carbon emission but still they are operating at 35% and 10% of their thermodynamic limits. Research in desalination processes contributing to fuel World population for their improved living standard and to reduce specific energy consumption and to protect environment. Recently developed highly efficient nature-inspired membranes (aquaporin & graphene) and trend in thermally driven cycle's hybridization could potentially lower then energy requirement for water purification. This paper presents a state of art review on energy, water and environment interconnection and future energy efficient desalination possibilities to save energy and protect environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Desalination review, SWRO, Thermal desalination, Renewable desalination, Desalination performance, Sustainable desalination
Subjects: H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 15:12
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 15:12
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42284

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