Technical Proceedings of the 2012 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Cleantech 2012

Chapter 5: Energy Storage & Novel Generation

Authors:
P. Mahajan, Y. Sun, D.A. Ladner
Affilation:
Clemson University, US
Pages:
198 - 201
Keywords:
energy storage, membrane technologies
Abstract:
Growing fresh water needs have led to increasing interest in desalination using reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, but energy requirements are extreme so renewable sources are sought. Unfortunately, many renewable sources are intermittent and low-intensity while RO membranes typically operate with continuous, high-intensity power. We have envisioned a method to enable renewable-energy driven RO using a compressed gas energy storage mechanism integrated directly into the RO process.
Enabling renewable-energy driven reverse osmosis desalination using integrated compressed gas energy storage—bench-scale experiments and modeling
ISBN:
978-1-4665-6277-6
Pages:
440