Document - The Economics of Desalination

Document - The Economics of Desalination

Cost is a major factor in implementing desalination technologies and usually is site specific. This chapter provides an overview of factors that determine desalination cost, typical desalination cost estimation models, various cost factors, and approximate costs based on a review of case studies and available literature.

Factors Affecting Desalination Costs

Several factors affect desalination cost. In general, cost factors associated with implementing a desalination plant are site specific and depend on several variables. Major cost variables are briefly described below.

The Economics of Desalination

Tamim Younos

Virginia Polytectnic Institute and State University