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Record nummer 1997695
Titel Renewable energy applications for freshwater production
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ed. Jochen Bundschuh, Jan Hoinkis
Auteur(s) Bundschuh, J. ; Hoinkis, J.
Uitgever Boca Raton, FL [etc.] : CRC
Jaar van uitgave cop. 2012
Pagina's XXXIV, 253 p ill
Titel van reeks Sustainable energy developments (vol. 2)
ISBN 1780401213; 9781780401218
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Trefwoorden (cab) water / waterzuivering / energiegebruik / zoet water / zout water / energievoorraden / hernieuwbare energie / duurzaamheid (sustainability) / technieken
Rubrieken Waterbeheer (algemeen) / Energie
Publicatie type Boek
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Worldwide, many regions have a great potential to cover part of their pressing water needs by renewable energy powered water treatment processes using either thermal or membrane based technologies. Not only arid and semiarid regions are increasingly suffering from water shortage but also many other regions face a limitation of freshwater resources either by increasing contamination of surface water bodies or groundwater resources unsuitable for drinking and irrigation purposes either due to their high grade of mineralization or their contents of toxic components. In many areas without centralized water supply, treatment techniques using locally available renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and geothermal can provide an economical, social and environmentally sustainable option for clean water production from seawater and from highly mineralized or otherwise unsuitable ground- and surface water. This book provides an overview on possible cost-efficient techniques and application opportunities for different scales and shows why the implementation of these technologies faces numerous technological, economic and policy barriers and provides suggestions how they can be overcome. It serves as a synoptic compendium of the fundamentals of freshwater production using renewable energies, applicable to all types of water, ranging from brackish to marine water and also including industrial and communal residual water.
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