Interactive Website with Systems Analysis Environment for Prefeasibility Studies of Small Scale Water and Power Production Units Integrating Renewable Energy
Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2013, Pages: 62-67
Published: Oct. 30, 2013
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Authors
Djamal Boudieb, MESOteam, LEMI, M. Bougara University Boumerdes, Algeria
Kamal Mohammedi, MESOteam, LEMI, M. Bougara University Boumerdes, Algeria
Abdelkader Bouziane, MESOteam, LEMI, M. Bougara University Boumerdes, Algeria
Youcef Smaili, MESOteam, LEMI, M. Bougara University Boumerdes, Algeria
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Abstract
This paper focuses on RESYSproDESAL systems analysis environment (SAE) for the prediction of technical, economic and ecological performance of water and power point systems including desalination (e.g. membrane and thermal processes), renewable energy sources for power (e.g. wind energy and photovoltaics) and conventional power supply (e.g. Diesel GenSet).This tool was developed within EU FP6 projects in cooperation between EU-MENA countries. The SAE is applied to a small scale container system for 10 m³/day seawater reverse osmosis desalination powered from Diesel and photovoltaics. Starting from a reference design case three alternative configurations and size are developed and analysed for comparison. The results show a considerable potential for economic improvement of the plant concept, bringing the project closer to affordability for the target population: Optimized Diesel and battery sizes reduce levelised water cost by about 15 %. Up-sizing the whole system from 10 to 50 m³/d and power recovery reduce specific power consumption by about 45 % and integration of water production with village power supply may meet user needs better and increase reliability of back-up.
Keywords
Desalination, Renewable Energy, Co-Generation, Performance, Systems Analysis
To cite this article
Djamal Boudieb, Kamal Mohammedi, Abdelkader Bouziane, Youcef Smaili, Interactive Website with Systems Analysis Environment for Prefeasibility Studies of Small Scale Water and Power Production Units Integrating Renewable Energy, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2013, pp. 62-67. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20130205.12
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