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Performance evaluation of a mechanical vapor compression desalination system

Bahar, Rubina and Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam and Liang, Song Woei (2004) Performance evaluation of a mechanical vapor compression desalination system. Desalination, 166 (1-3). pp. 123-127. ISSN 0011-9164

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Abstract

Desalination processes are making rapid technological progresses for the conversion of seawater to fresh water. In this study, experiments have been performed on a mechanical vapor compression desalination system (MVC). The MVC pilot plant has two vertical evaporator condensers and its rated capacity is about 1 m3/d. The performance of the system has been evaluated under variable operating conditions, where the different values of brine recirculation rate and compressor speed were considered. Throughout the experiment, the top brine temperature was kept constant at a value of 103°C. For different concentrations ranging from 20,000 ppm to 33,000 ppm, the influence of increasing brine recirculation rate and compressor speed were observed. It has been found that the performance is better with lower concentration and increased compressor speed. The highest average PR obtained was 2.52.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6548/22819
Uncontrolled Keywords: Desalination; Mechanical vapor compression desalination; Vertical evaporators;Performance ratio
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ163.26 Energy conservation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Mohammad Nurul Alam / M N A Hawlader
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 21:37
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2013 11:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22819

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