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dc.contributor.advisor Lakeh, Reza en
dc.contributor.advisor Sharbat, Ali en
dc.contributor.author Yazdi, Sean en
dc.contributor.author Ceja, Andres en
dc.contributor.author Morales, Abraham en
dc.contributor.author Nguyen, Vien en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-07T17:04:22Z en
dc.date.available 2016-04-07T17:04:22Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-03-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/165019 en
dc.description.abstract Reverse osmosis technology that utilizes both photovoltaic panels to power the system and concentrated solar panels to directly heat the brackish solution prior to desalination is a useful way to harness solar energy to produce drinkable water. The hydraulic system brings brackish water to 250 psi and directs the flow through a reverse osmosis membrane that separates the salt content from a permeated solution. The concentrated solar panel system heats the brackish water before it enters the reverse osmosis membrane, allowing for an increased separation rate of salt particles from purified water. This desalination system can remove about 99% of particulates per pass while using 0.63 kWh to purify each cubic meter of water. Based on Southern California Edison's rate of $0.46 per kWh, this unit saves $0.29 per cubic meter of desalinated water while, on average, producing 1 liter of permeate every 10 minutes. The Environmental Protection Agency defines potable water as having less than 500 mg/L of total dissolved solids within the solution. Assuming the salinity of brackish water is between 500 to 10,000 mg/L, this unit can produce fresh drinking water from a wide range of saline solutions of varying salt content. Sodium chloride has been the target solute to remove due to its majority presence in water resources around southern California, specifically in local inland aquifers. In conclusion, this desalination system can remove sodium chloride from brackish water and effectively produce potable water while solely using renewable energy to power each process. en
dc.format.extent 1 pg. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic University, Pomona en
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en
dc.subject renewable energy en
dc.subject water en
dc.subject desalination en
dc.subject reverse osmosis technology en
dc.title Solar-Assisted Inland Brackish Water Desalination System en
dc.type Student Research en
dc.date.updated 2016-04-07T17:04:22Z en
dc.rights.license All rights reserved. en

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