CO2 reduction for remote locations
Author: Martijn Bindels
Summary: In remote locations and on islands, diesel generators are used to provide electricity to the local community. The diesel generators (gensets) can be used to provide water. One method is to place a new genset to supply electricity for a reverse osmosis (RO) installation. The drawback is that CO2 is produced, which can induce an extra cost when carbon taxes are applied. Another method is to use the waste heat of the already available genset for heating a membrane distillation system.
In this technical paper the case of genset RO and genset MD will be assessed, based on the cost of diesel and CO2 cost. The case will be based on 10 m³ of clean water production per day.