Energy Storage for Water Desalination Systems Based on Renewable Energy Resources


Recently, water desalination (WD) has been required for the supply of drinking water in a number of countries. Various technologies of WD utilize considerable thermal and/or electrical energies for removing undesirable salts. Desalination systems now rely on renewable energy resources (RERs) such as geothermal, solar, tidal, wind power, etc. The intermittent nature and changeable intensity constrain the wide applications of renewable energy, so the combination of energy storage systems (ESSs) with WD in many locations has been introduced. Thermal energy storage (TES) needs a convenient medium for storing and hence reuses energy. The present work provides a good background on the methods and technologies of WD. Furthermore, the concepts of both thermal and electrical energy storage are presented. In addition, a detailed review of employing ESSs in various WD processes driven by RERs is presented. The integration of energy storage with water desalination systems (WDSs) based on renewable energy has a much better capability, economically and environmentally, compared with conventional desalination systems. The ESSs are required to guarantee a constant supply of fresh water over the day.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Advanced Materials
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Desalination,renewable energy resources,Energy storage systems,energy sustainability,SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation,SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities,SDG 13 - Climate Action
Publication ISSN: 1996-1073
Last Modified: 22 May 2024 07:23
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2023 14:46
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2023-04
Published Online Date: 2023-03-31
Accepted Date: 2023-03-21
Authors: Maghrabie, Hussein M.
Olabi, Abdul Ghani
Rezk, Ahmed (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1329-4146)
Radwan, Ali
Alami, Abdul Hai
Abdelkareem, Mohammad Ali



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