DRINKING WATER SUPPLY FROM SEA WATER USING SOLAR
- 1. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
- 2. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
Abstract: Unconventional water sources are being used due to global climate change and water scarcity, such as sea water in many countries in recent years. Countries of extreme dry regions like Middle-East increase water supply from sea water using advanced technologies as reverse osmose and reduced costs. A reverse osmose treatment plant was designed for Datça, Muğla at a capacity of 14000 m3 /d with solar energy unit at a suitable cost. Datça peninsula is a highly touristic area with a high water demand during the hot season. The water treatment plant was designed for a 35 year service life including pretreatment and desalination units, process details, environmental impact, investment and operational costs and energy use.