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Desalination with a solar-assisted heat pump, an economic optimization

Amin, Zakaria Mohd. and Maswood, Ali. I. and Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam and Al-Ammar, Essam and Orfi , Jamel and Al-Ansari, Hani (2013) Desalination with a solar-assisted heat pump, an economic optimization. IEEE Systems Journal, 7 (4). pp. 732-741. ISSN 1932-8184

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Abstract

The Solar Assisted Heat Pump (SAHP) desalination, based on the Rankin cycle operates in low temperature and utilizes both solar and ambient energy. An experimental SAHP desalination system has been constructed at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The system consisted of two main sections: a solar assisted heat pump and a water distillation section. Experiments were carried out under the different metrological condition of Singapore and results showed that the system had a performance ratio close to 1.3. The heat pump has a Coefficient of Performance of about 8, with solar collector efficiencies of 80% and 60% for evaporator and liquid collectors, respectively. Economic analysis showed that at a production rate of 900 liter/day and an evaporator collector area of around 70 m2, will have a payback period of about 3.5 years.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6548/26736
Uncontrolled Keywords: Desalination, heat pump, solar evaporator collector, payback period
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Mohammad Nurul Alam / M N A Hawlader
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 14:14
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 04:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26736

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