Experimentation with a Reverse Osmosis Plant Powered by Renewable Energies

L. Segura, A. Gómez, and I. Nuez (Spain)


Reverse osmosis (R.O.), renewable energy, energy recovery, variable speed driver (VSD).


The paper presents the experimental results of several tests that have been carried out in a reverse osmosis plant powered by renewable energies. Mainly, the variations on feed flow, reject flow, recovery and power consumption are displayed as well as its relation with the available power. The plant studied has a production over 115m3 /day at nominal conditions. For the investigation, the plant has been obligated to operate in variable loading conditions, in such way that it is working as a plant powered by renewable energies. On the other hand, the energy recovery system which will be installed on the plant to reach power consumption lower is displayed.

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