Summary

Desalination is referred to as the process through which pure water is obtained from saline water. A number of large thermal desalination plants are now put together with power production systems. One reason is the simultaneous rise of water and power needs such as in Middle Eastern countries where rising population growth is leading to an increase in the demand for water and electricity. Another reason is valorisation of heat reject. Electrical power production systems involve an efficiency range of 35-50%. This low efficiency rate occurs because much of the heat is declined in the atmosphere as low grade heat. As thermal desalination units can utilize low grade heat, the heat rejected can be recovered and provide value through freshwater production downstream a power generation system and hence the entire energy cycle is optimized.

This combination of power along with water production offers the most economical results and hence is mainly utilized in Middle East countries. These projects are called Independent Water and Power Production (IWPP) projects.

Scope

  • Data on the growing demand for power and desalination plants and its key drivers and issues
  • Comparison of different desalination technologies
  • Major developments of Independent Water and Power Production (IWPP) projects
  • Key service providers of power and desalination projects
  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) review of power and desalination plants



Reasons To Buy

  • Identify opportunities and plan strategies by having a strong understanding of the rising demand for power and desalination projects, particularly in Middle East and Africa
  • Understand key drivers and issues associated with desalination plants
  • Identify active Independent Water and Power Production (IWPP) projects in Middle East and Africa
  • Identify major global service providers of power and desalination projects
  • Comprehend the O&M aspect of power and desalination projects
  • Identify active and upcoming IWPP projects