Today's and future challenges in applications of renewable energy technologies for desalination

Mattheus F A Goosen, Hacène Mahmoudi, NorEddine Ghaffour

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Abstract

Recent trends and challenges in applications of renewable energy technologies for water desalination are critically reviewed with an emphasis on environmental concerns and sustainable development. After providing an overview of wind, wave, geothermal, and solar renewable energy technologies for fresh water production, hybrid systems are assessed. Then scale-up and economic factors are considered. This is followed with a section on regulatory factors, environmental concerns, and globalization, and a final segment on selecting the most suitable renewable energy technology for conventional and emerging desalination processes. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)929-999
Number of pages71
JournalCritical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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