Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128152447

Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Handbook

1st Edition

Application and Thermodynamics

Authors: Gnaneswar Gude
Paperback ISBN: 9780128152447
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Page Count: 484
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While Seawater desalination can provide a climate-independent source of drinking water, the process is energy-intensive and environmentally damaging. Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Handbook: Applications and Thermodynamics provides readers with the latest methods, processes, and technologies available for utilizing renewable energy applications as a valuable technology that reduces environmental impact and reduces operational costs.

Desalination based on the use of renewable energy sources can provide a sustainable way to produce fresh water. It is expected to become economically attractive as the costs of renewable technologies continue to decline and the prices of fossil fuels continue to increase. Comprehensive in its coverage, Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Handbook: Applications and Thermodynamics offers a practical handbook to the use of renewable technologies for producing freshwater using sustainable methods. The Handbook’s two part coverage begins with an overview of the different renewable technologies currently used in the field. This coverage includes: Solar, Wind, Geothermal and Nuclear Desalination. The cost of desalination is largely dominated by the energy cost. Therefore, an evaluation of costs is also covered. This coverage is followed by equally important clear and rigorous discussion of energy recovery and thermodynamics of desalination processes

Key Features

  • Covers renewable energy sources such as: Nuclear, Geothermal, Solar and wind powered desalination and energy storage and optimization
  • Includes energy recovery schemes, optimization and process controls
  • Elaborates principles of thermodynamics and second law efficiencies to improve process performance including solar desalination
  • Explains global applicability of solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear energy sources with case studies
  • Discusses renewable energy-desalinated water optimization schemes for island communities


Environmental Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Process Engineering, Engineers in Renewable Energy Systems

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to renewable energy powered desalination
2. Solar Powered Desalination
3. Wind Powered Desalination
4. Geothermal Desalination – Potential Benefits and Considerations for Implementation
5. Geothermal Desalination to Address Water Supply Issues in GCC, MENA and Sub-Saharan Countries
6. Nuclear Desalination – State of the art
7. Impacts and Analysis of nuclear desalination
8. Desalination costs using renewable energy sources
9. Energy-water nexus islands
10. Energy Storage in Desalination
11. Energy Recovery Devices in Membrane Desalination Processes
12. Thermodynamic and thermoeconomic analysis of MED processes
13. Exergy analysis of MSF and other configurations
14. Exergy Analysis of Solar Desalination


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About the Author

Gnaneswar Gude

Veera Gnaneswar Gude is currently an Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). He has over 15 years of academic, research and industrial experience in desalination and water/wastewater treatment areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mississippi State University, MS, USA