Conference Proceedings

Second International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - ACSM 2015

Utilizing Solar Energy to Produce Fresh water from Sea water

Author(s) : L. JOSEPH MICHAEL

Abstract

Water plays a key role in our day to day life. A common man tend to use about 250 litres per day. Due to poor rainfall and contamination of the ground water the source of fresh water is decreasing drastically. Thus the alternative method for the source of water is by, Conversion of Sea water in Fresh water. The normal conversion of sea water into drinking water is tedious and costly. Thus an alternative method is used to remove salt from the water. The Boiling point of liquid under vacuum condition or low pressure is generally low. Thus this process involves Evaporation and Condensation of sea water, which is done under Vacuum condition, by using only Natural resource as the main source of energy. The major source of energy used in this process is solar energy. Solar water heater is used for producing the heat needed for the Evaporation zone and Sea water is used for cooling purpose in Condensation zone. The solar energy used to generate electricity, which is used for Conversion of Sea water into fresh water and the remaining electrical energy is used for Domestic purpose. This is process doesn’t affect the environment, hence it is considered completely Eco-friendly. The amount or quantity of water produced is high per day. This method can be encouraged in an area, where the per-capita usage of water high or in the area where the source of fresh water is less. This process generally helps producing water and electricity, and also help in saving a large amount of money.

Conference Title : Second International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - ACSM 2015
Conference Date(s) : 28-29 August, 2015
Place : Hotel Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
No fo Author(s) : 1
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-074-3-34
Page(s) : 34 - 37
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-074-3
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