Optimization of renewable power system for small scale seawater reverse osmosis desalination unit in Mrair-Gabis village, Libya

Kh Abulqasem, M. A. Alghoul, M. N. Mohammed, Alshrif Mustafa, Kh Glaisa, Nowshad Amin, Azami Zaharim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

Potential of renewable power system for small scale seawater reverse osmosis desalination unit in Mrair-Gabis village, Libya is evaluated. HOMER optimization model is used to evaluate the different possible configuration options for supplying the electrical load. This includes sizing, simulation and economic estimation of the system based on 0.25$, 0.5$ and 0.75$ diesel prices. At 0.25$ diesel price, the Gen/Battery option is the best economically. At 0.5$ and 0.75$ diesel prices, solar energy takes a good share when solar radiation intensity is more than 6.7 kWh/m2 and 4.6kWh/m2 respectively and the PV/Gen/Battery combination becomes more feasible. Wind energy on the other hand does not seem to be cost effective in the sensitivity analysis because the wind potential is limited at the particular site of study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling - Proceedings
Pages155-160
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event5th International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling, ASM'11 - Corfu Island
Duration: 14 Jul 201116 Jul 2011

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Other5th International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling, ASM'11
CityCorfu Island
Period14/7/1116/7/11

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Reverse osmosis
Desalination
Solar radiation
Seawater
Power System
Solar energy
Wind power
Sensitivity analysis
Reverse
Battery
Economics
Unit
Optimization
Costs
Wind Energy
Solar Energy
Solar Radiation
Optimization Model
Sensitivity Analysis
Configuration

Keywords

  • HOMER
  • Mrair-Gabis-Libya
  • Power system
  • Reverse osmosis seawater desalination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Abulqasem, K., Alghoul, M. A., Mohammed, M. N., Mustafa, A., Glaisa, K., Amin, N., ... Sopian, K. (2011). Optimization of renewable power system for small scale seawater reverse osmosis desalination unit in Mrair-Gabis village, Libya. In International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling - Proceedings (pp. 155-160)

Optimization of renewable power system for small scale seawater reverse osmosis desalination unit in Mrair-Gabis village, Libya. / Abulqasem, Kh; Alghoul, M. A.; Mohammed, M. N.; Mustafa, Alshrif; Glaisa, Kh; Amin, Nowshad; Zaharim, Azami; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling - Proceedings. 2011. p. 155-160.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abulqasem, K, Alghoul, MA, Mohammed, MN, Mustafa, A, Glaisa, K, Amin, N, Zaharim, A & Sopian, K 2011, Optimization of renewable power system for small scale seawater reverse osmosis desalination unit in Mrair-Gabis village, Libya. in International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling - Proceedings. pp. 155-160, 5th International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling, ASM'11, Corfu Island, 14/7/11.
Abulqasem K, Alghoul MA, Mohammed MN, Mustafa A, Glaisa K, Amin N et al. Optimization of renewable power system for small scale seawater reverse osmosis desalination unit in Mrair-Gabis village, Libya. In International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling - Proceedings. 2011. p. 155-160
Abulqasem, Kh ; Alghoul, M. A. ; Mohammed, M. N. ; Mustafa, Alshrif ; Glaisa, Kh ; Amin, Nowshad ; Zaharim, Azami ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Optimization of renewable power system for small scale seawater reverse osmosis desalination unit in Mrair-Gabis village, Libya. International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling - Proceedings. 2011. pp. 155-160
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