Solar Thermal—Driven Desalination Plants Based on Membrane Distillation (2003)

The following report was prepared by Fraunhofer-Institut Fur Solare Energiesysteme (ISE) and explains how the correspondence between the lack of drinking water in arid and semi – arid regions, could be beneficial for the use of solar thermal energy as the driving force behind water treatment systems in these areas.

The report goes into great detail explaining (MD) membrane distillation, and the important advantages this technique holds with regards to solar-driven, stand- alone operating systems.

The authors conclude that a very simple and compact system using MD technology can distill 120 (L) to 160 (L) of water during a day in a southern country.

Author – Fraunhofer-Institut Fur Solare Energiesysteme

Date – 2003

Pages – 10

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