Design of Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant in Suez City (Case Study)

Design of Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant in Suez City (Case Study)

Design of Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant in Suez City (Case Study)

Mona A Abdel-Fatah, Marwa M Elsayed, Gh A Al Bazedi

Abstract

Water shortage is an important issue facing the world today. Due to the increasing demands of fresh water in deserted and remote areas, the development of non-conventional water resources in Egypt is essential. A case study for a 3000 m3 permeates/day RO desalination plant in Ain El Sokhna-Suez, Egypt is reviewed and analyzed.

According to the plant location and site characteristics, several considerations have been evaluated in the design of the RO desalination plant. The Design of the plant has been adopted using ROSA software as well as basic design equations for RO system design. Detailed economic study has been adopted to evaluate the feasibility of the plant.

The cost calculations of the RO plant indicated that the main factors which affect the cost of the produced water are membrane cost and the power consumption cost, whereas the chemical treatment represents almost 10% of the total cost. 

Keywords:  Desalination, Case Study, reverse osmosis, economic study, design

The Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 3(4):149-156 ·
September 2016

Source: Research Gate