Nuclear desalination for the Southwestern United States

Keith Holbert, Mark Lewis, Dexinghui Kong

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Southwestern U.S. is an arid region with limited surface water resources and groundwater resources that are being depleted at an unsustainable rate. Nuclear desalination has the potential to generate electricity and reduce greenhouse emissions associated with climate change. Although desalination is often associated with the processing of seawater, the Southwest has considerable brackish groundwater resources that offer an additional option that requires less energy input compared to seawater. Analyses with DEEP show reverse osmosis technology to be the most economical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2010, ICAPP 2010
Pages2185-2193
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Sep 7 2010
EventInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2010, ICAPP 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2010, ICAPP 2010
Volume3

Other

OtherInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2010, ICAPP 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/13/106/17/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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