Thermal seawater desalination based on self-heat recuperation

Hiroyuki Mizuno, Yasuki Kansha, Akira Kishimoto, Atsushi Tsutsumi

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Recently a novel self-heat recuperation (SHR) technology has been developed for energy saving. In the SHR process, both sensible heat and latent heat are circulated by compression work. Energy consumption is thereby drastically reduced. Using this technology, a new thermal desalination process is developed for reducing energy consumption. The energy required for this SHR-based process is explained by process simulation. It requires ∼1/4 the energy of the conventional multi-stage flash desalination process, which is the most widely used thermal desalination. Thus, the proposed thermal desalination process is promising for application in industrial plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-769
Number of pages5
JournalClean Technologies and Environmental Policy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Desalination technology
  • Energy saving
  • Keywords self-heat recuperation
  • Process design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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