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Title: Mechanical vapor compression desalination plants: a case-study
Authors: Veza, J.M.
UNESCO Clasification: 330806 Regeneración del agua
Keywords: Vapor Compression
Distillation
Operating Results
Issue Date: 1995
Journal: Desalination (Amsterdam) 
Abstract: Over 120 desalination plants are spread over the Canary Islands due to a scarcity of conventional water resources. These units are varied in technology and size, and accordingly a fairly good knowledge of their technology as well as experience on their operation has been developed. As a case study, The Las Palmas Port Authority desalination plant consists of two low-temperature vapour compression units, with a production capacity of 500 m(3)/d each. These units were commissioned in 1987 and 1989 and have been producing water with high levels of availability, namely average plant factors of 87.3% and 90.2%, respectively. Product water is consistently below 20 mu S/cm conductivity. Energy consumption ranges from 10.4-11.2 kWh/m(3), and the standard energy efficiency for the equipment is around 58.9% for the compressors. This report summarizes the design parameters for the system as well as its operational features.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/72658
ISSN: 0011-9164
DOI: 10.1016/0011-9164(95)00002-J
Source: Desalination [ISSN 0011-9164] ,v. 101 (1), p. 1-10
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