Design and Simulation of Wind Turbine System to Power RO Desalination Plant
Divya Jose1, S. Berclin Jeyaprabha2
1Divya Jose, P.G Student, Department Of Electrical Engineering, Karunya university, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2S. Berclin Jayaprabha, Assistant Professor, Department Of Electrical Engineering, Karunya university, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 21 March 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 March 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2013 | PP: 102-105 | Volume-2 Issue-1, March 2013 | Retrieval Number: A0513032113/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Desalination is the process that removes dissolved minerals (including salts) from seawater or brackish water. Existing water desalination processes are either thermal or membrane technology. Wind power is one of the most popular form of renewable energy for water desalination. The proposed system is driven entirely by renewable energy sources . It converts wind energy directly into kinetic energy so as to drive brackish water through pre-treatment units and a RO desalination unit. Most of the existing desalination plants uses wind power as an auxiliary energy supply. The direct use of wind energy in an RO desalination system is done in this work. This project aims to develop a simple, cost-effective water desalination system for small scale remote area applications. In conventional systems the electric power was used to run the system instruments for data acquisition and control. The incorporation of the hybrid system to power the data acquisition and control instruments is a solution for this.O
Keywords: Wind Energy, RO System, Desalination, Renewable Energy
Scope of the Article: Low-power design