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Renewable energy powered desalination in Baja California Sur, Mexico

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posted on 26.02.2010 by Alfredo S. Bermudez-Contreras, Murray Thomson, David Infield
Baja California Sur (BCS) is an arid sparsely populated coastal state in northwest Mexico. Population growth, agriculture and booming tourism have lead to severe overexploitation of underground aquifers and saline intrusion. This paper reviews the current water and energy situation in BCS. The state enjoys very high levels of solar radiation, typically above 5 kWh/m2/d, and the suitability of renewable energy powered desalination for BCS is discussed, including past efforts in BCS and present challenges for this technology.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research Unit

  • Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

Citation

BERMUDEZ-CONTRERAS, A.S., THOMSON, M. and INFIELD, D., 2008. Renewable energy powered desalination in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Desalination, 220(1-3), pp. 431-440.

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© Elsevier

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2008

Notes

This article was published in the Journal, Desalination [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2007.01.046

ISSN

0011-9164

Language

en

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