Development & Optimisation of a New Process for Desalination of Sea Water by Means of Solar Energy

FundingEU INCO project (IC18-CT98-0265/DG12-CPDE)

Partners: Ruhr–Universitaet Bochum (DE), Agricultural University of Athens (GR), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (TΝ), Palestinian Energy & Environment Research Center

SimTec as subcontractor to Agricultural University of Athens, participated in the SOLDES European project for the development and optimization of new technologies regarding the desalination of Sea Water by means of Solar Energy. Purpose of the project was the construction and test run of a desalination plant with the use of innovative processes studied during the project run.
SimTec created a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) model to simulate the operation of a pad humidifier. The commercial CFD software FLUENT was used for the numerical simulations. A CFD model was first constructed for the prototype pad Humidifier of the Agricultural University and final a model for industrial-scale humidifiers was created.