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Title: Application potential of small-scale solar desalination for brackish water in the Jordan Valley, Palestine
Authors: Taha, Manal
Al-Sa'ed, Rashed
Keywords: Water - Purification - Jordan Valley - Palestine;Saline water conversion - Jordan Valley - Palestine;Brackish water - Jordan Valley - Palestine;Photovoltaic power systems - Jordan Valley - Palestine;Photovoltaic power generation - Jordan Valley - Palestine
Issue Date: 29-Nov-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Taha, M., Al-Sa`ed, R., 2017. Application potential of small-scale solar desalination for brackish water in the Jordan Valley - Palestine. Int. J. Environ. Studies.
Abstract: This paper investigates the feasibility of using solar energy coupled to reverse osmosis (RO) units for the desalination of brackish water in the Jordan Valley, the food basket for the West Bank, Palestine. Pilot-scale RO units are appropriate because of the low energy requirement, market availability, size and area and convenience of installation in the Jordan Valley’s harsh conditions. The study concerned the Marj Naajeh desalination unit. The economic feasibility was compared to other alternative energy sources (diesel generators and network electricity). The environmental costs were considered as well as the economic costs. The results obtained suggest upgrading 162 agricultural wells of different water capacities and quality. Further studies on design capacity and efficiency of future desalination facilities would be beneficial.
Appears in Collections:Institute of Environmental and Water Studies

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