In this paper, a systematic approach for analyzing the energy consumption of solvent extraction based desalination systems is studied. This approach involves developing a mathematical model, incorporating mass and energy balances and phase relationships, of the desalination system and then using the model to optimize energy consumption. Model based optimization is used to explore the possibility of using low grade heat for desalination.
|Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
|Published - 2011
- Solvent extraction
- Desalination systems
- Mathematical Model