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Q: desalination ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: desalination
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: minerswife-ga
List Price: $150.00
Posted: 28 Mar 2005 17:26 PST
Expires: 27 Apr 2005 18:26 PDT
Question ID: 501686
Leading edge technical papers on the desalination and recovery of
fresh water for agricultural purposes by solar evaporation techniques,
utilizingpossibly prevailing winds.
Subject: Re: desalination
Answered By: guillermo-ga on 31 Mar 2005 16:51 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Menerswife-ga,

The search strategy: agricultural desalination ?solar evaporation?
brought back about 75 results. By reviewing each of them, the
following proved to be the closest to your criteria. I grouped them in
two categories: those in section ?A? are articles that you can access
for free in the internet; the ones in section ?B? are links to sites
where an article can be purchased for a fee. I hope to have met your
expectations. Please ask me for clarification if you need so.


The list:

Section ?A?:

>>Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation
in West Asia:
Particular page:

>>Economic and Technical Assessment for Desalination Technologies in
Australia: With Particular Reference to National Action Plan Priority
Regions Prepared For Agriculture, Fishery & Forestry - Australia

>>Using Desalination Technologies for Water

>>Managing Water for Peace in the Middle East: Alternative Strategies:
Please see ?Background? section at,%20concepts,%20and%20scope


>>Treating Brackish Water with Reverse Osmosis :
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

Section ?B?:

>>Report ?Solar energy and the environment? ($90) at
Some of the titles of individual records contained in this report
related to the solar based desalination:
Solar thermal-driven desalination plants based on membrane distillation
Analysis of an innovative water desalination system using low-grade solar heat
A new type of seawater desalination plants using solar energy
Solar thermal driven desalination plants based on membrane distillation
A new seawater desalination process using solar energy
Solar desalination with a humidification-dehumidification cycle:
mathematical modeling of the unit
Distillation vs. membrane filtration: overview of process evolutions
in seawater desalination
Modeling and performance analysis of a solar desalination unit with
double-glass cover cooling
Parametric analysis to improve the performance of a solar desalination
unit with humidification and dehumidification
Solar desalination using humidification-dehumidification technology
Comparison of solar thermal technologies for applications in seawater desalination
Design considerations for a solar-powered desalination system for
remote communities in Australia
Utilisation of new technique to improve the efficiency of horizontal
solar desalination still
A photovoltaic-powered system for water desalination 
Effect of fuel cost on the price of desalination water: a case for renewables 
Brackish water desalination with heat recovery
Potential of solar desalination in Israel and in its close vicinity
A new approach to solar desalination for small- and medium-size use in remote areas
Recent developments in water desalination 
Desalination in Egypt and the future application in supplementary irrigation
Desalination coupled with salinity-gradient solar ponds

>>Vacuum water cleaner: a solar-powered, vacuum-based water
desalination technique could bring clean water to remote regions.
($9.95) at

?AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT vacuum-based solar-powered desalination system
developed by US researchers could help meet the growing need for fresh
water in many parts of the world.?
minerswife-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: desalination
From: guillermo-ga on 08 Apr 2005 06:40 PDT
Thanks a lot for the rating, Minerswife-ga :)

Wish you the best,

Subject: Re: desalination
From: jandek-ga on 21 Jan 2006 04:33 PST
Solar desalination is essentially limited to the energy per sq meter
reaching the earth. In general the following can be used for
If Temperature is around 30 C (90F) one can collect per day 27.000 J
energy per sq meter ,enough for 11 Litres of fresh water.
We increased this quantity substantially by using a cubic, surface
increasers, surface tention breakers and splitting evaporation and
condensation in seperated area's. State of the art electronics/sensors
will bring you up to 40 L (9 gallon) max. See for drawings and
additional details

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