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Title: Renewable energy powered desalination in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Authors: Bermudez-Contreras, Alfredo S.
Thomson, Murray
Infield, David
Keywords: Photovoltaic
PV
Reverse osmosis
RO
Mexico
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Elsevier
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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2007.01.046
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5964
ISSN: 0011-9164
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