Gourai, K. and Allam, K. and El Bouari, A. and Belhorma, B. and Bih, L. and Cherai, N. (2015) AQUASOLAR-maroc project: Brackish water desalination by coupling solar energy with reverse osmosis and membrane distillation process. Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, 6 (12). pp. 3524-3529.

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AquaSolar-Maroc project focuses on brackish water desalination using solar energy. This project is funded by the Institute for Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), and involves both scientists and engineers from CNESTEN, Moulay Ismail and Hassan II Universities, and the "LSA-Industries" and "Tube et Profil" companies, and the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA-Spain).The chosen technologies consist of a combination of reverse osmosis (RO) powered by photovoltaic (PV) panels and membrane distillation (MD) powered by solar thermal panels. This station therefore uses both the heat and the light emitted by the sun to produce on average 5m3 of drinking water per hour. The solar potential of Morocco is among the most higher in the world, with a peak of the global normal irradiance up to 1100W/m2 and an average of 2.8MWh/year. The solar field of the station is composed of 57 flat photovoltaic solar panels and 18 flat thermal solar panels, producing respectively 10kWe and 14kWth necessary to supply autonomously the whole station composed of the RO and MD processes as well as the accessories (air conditioning and lighting). Among the project work packages, we can cite: • Study of hydrological and climatic conditions of the site • Study of the technical performances of RO/PV and MD/thermal processes individually as well as their coupling • Study of perspective material for low cost water treatment This article gives an overview on the AquaSolar-Maroc project, and the main results on the hydrological and climatic conditions of the site.

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Subjects: Environmental Science
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Environmental Science
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Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 15:47
URI: http://eprints.umi.ac.ma/id/eprint/3533

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