Committee Chair

Dhamshala, Prakash

Committee Member

Hiestand, James; Jones, Mike

Department

Dept. of Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Water is an essential element of life as well as an integral cornerstone of any civilizations economic development. Although taken for granted by most living in developed nations, access to clean drinking water still proves to be a daily struggle for more than 1.2 billion individuals around the globe. More than 10% of the global population consumes food grown using waste water on a daily basis. Desalination facilities are in operation around the globe but are extremely large consumers of energy. There are several options available today which can reduce this energy demand and bring the desalination process down to a financially reasonable level. To this end, leading technologies have been explored in order to develop the best fit for both scalability and efficiency. The results show that reverse osmosis desalination, coupled with an energy recovery device, along with a wind turbine, yields an effective technological union.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

8-2013

Subject

Saline water conversion; Water -- Purification; Wind turbines

Discipline

Mechanical Engineering

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

xi, 60 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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