Desalination by a solar thermally driven distillation process

Barr, Keith & Mackinnon, Ian D.R. (2013) Desalination by a solar thermally driven distillation process. In 10th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, 2 - 5 June, 2013, Bordeaux, France. (Unpublished)


Desalination processes to remove dissolved salts from seawater or brackish water includes common industrial scale processes such as reverse osmosis, thermal processes (i.e. multi-stage flash, multiple-effect distillation) and mechanical vapour compression. These processes are very energy intensive. The Institute for Future Environments (IFE) has evaluated various alternative processes to accomplish desalination using renewable or sustainable energy sources. A new process - a solar, thermally driven distillation system . based on the principles of a solar still – has been examined. This work presents an initial evaluation of the process.

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ID Code: 60231
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Solar desalination, Saline solutions, Water treatment, Dissolved salts, Conductivity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400) > Membrane and Separation Technologies (090404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400) > Wastewater Treatment Processes (090409)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Keith Barr & Ian D.R. Mackinnon
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2013 23:39
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 23:39

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