A solar pond is a pool of saltwater that collects and stores solar thermal energy. In this design mode, the solar pond is aimed to serve the NH3 Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination. In this model, the user will be able to assign the location of the solar pond to calculate the solar radiation data related to that location. Users can choose between many famous solar radiation models and can collect monthly average, daily average, total, solar angles, and instant W/m2, etc...Based on the calculation of the solar radiation model, the user will be able to calculate the solar pond area, cost, etc...User will be able to obtain the following results:
1-Solar radiation angles.
2-Global, Hourly, Monthly average solar flux.
3-Instant, beam, diffuse, solar radiation, W/m2.
4-Flux entering the water pond, W/m2.
5-Solar flux at various depths, W/m2.
6-Solar pond area, m2.
For the ORC/RO desalination, the current system is a closed cycle type that operates
the NH3 working fluid. The system is built based on the design technique of modeling. Reverse Osmosis (RO) basic configuration is attached to the ORC power plant. The load on the RO high-pressure pump is considered a known input parameter to the ORC system.
The user should specify the productivity and some operating conditions for the RO unit. The whole system contains the following:
NH3 and seawater props are provided in excel sheets and embedded correlations.
**MatLab-SimuLink should be used to run the model.
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Solar Pond for NH3 ORC Combined with Reverse Osmosis Desalination Process
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