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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 08)
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Performance Analysis of Thermal Vapour Compression Desalination System Coupled to Cogeneration Nuclear Power Plant

P. Asiedu-Boateng, S. Yamoah, F. Ameyaw, S. Dzide and K. Tuffour-Acheampong
Corresponding Author:  P. Asiedu-Boateng 

Key words:  Cogeneration, compression, desalination, nuclear, thermal, vapour,
Vol. 4 , (08): 941-948
Submitted Accepted Published
October 23, 2011 December 08, 2011 April 15, 2012
Abstract:

Nuclear desalination of seawater has been identified as one of the affordable means of fresh water production. However this can only be achieved by the design of energy efficient desalination systems. This study focused on cycle analysis of the cogeneration nuclear power plant. A theoretical model of the Thermo Vapour Compression (TVC) desalination process was also developed and coupled to the cogeneration nuclear power plant. The modeled coupled system was developed on the computer code, NUCDES using FORTRAN language to investigate the effect of design and operating parameters on parameters controlling the cost of producing fresh water from TVC process. The results showed that the performance of the TVC desalination process and the efficiency of the cogeneration nuclear power improve with the motive steam pressure.
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P. Asiedu-Boateng, S. Yamoah, F. Ameyaw, S. Dzide and K. Tuffour-Acheampong, 2012. Performance Analysis of Thermal Vapour Compression Desalination System Coupled to Cogeneration Nuclear Power Plant.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(08): 941-948.
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