REVERSE OSMOSE+SOLAR ENERGY PLANT DESIGN FOR DESALINATION FOR KARAOGLANOGLU AND KARAKUM TOWN HOTELS IN CYPRUS
- 1. Selçuk University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Konya, Turkey
- 2. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
Abstract: The water scarcity is a common problem in Cyprus as an island with a high population especially in summer where water costs up to 5₺/m3 in some regions. The Project consists of a treatment plant of reverse osmosis for desalination from sea water from 1 mile distance, 30 m depth and a pipe of 650 mm diameter. The units are thin grill, pressurized filter, membrane and disinfection units. The solar time is 12 hr in summer time and average daily solar energy amount is 417.3 cal/cm2 on a year scale. The region is suitable for solar energy as the relative humidity is 70% lower than the level (%85) required for optimum solar panels. The plant design was made for water supply to Karaoglanoglu ve Karakum, Cyrus, hotels (22) with energy recovery from a 10560 m2 solar panel area and 7.2 hr daily solar time. The plant’s investment cost was determined as 1,500,000 € with a 25 yr plant service life which produced a cost of 2.25 ₺/m3 of water which reahes a cost of KDV’siz 5₺/ m3 (out of tax) including the total energy requirement of the plant.