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Performance enhancement of MSF desalination by recovering stage heat from distillate water using internal heat exchanger

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Guohong Tian, Dr Sandy Anderson


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© 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. The paper presents an attempt to enhance unit performance of an existing 1274 m3/h Multi Stage Flash (MSF) desalination plant through sensible heat recovery from hot distillate water at the MSF stages to warm up the make-up seawater using internal heat exchange. The extraction of the distillate from stages could increase water production by 2% and reduces steam consumption by 5%. In addition, a reduction of seawater feed flow which also results in a drop of pump power consumption were observed. Environmentally, the modification could decrease CO2 emissions by 2300 tonnes annually.

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Author(s): Al-Weshahi MA, Tian G, Anderson A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 6th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE2014

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 381-384

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.1130

Series Title: Energy Procedia