Desalination has often been perceived as a high cost means of producing water. Reason being that some of the water treatment method use electricity to run a pump as in reverse osmosis system and some uses thermal energy to produce steam as in multi effect distillation. This paper explores the possibility of using wind power for water treatment. In costal countries tremendous wind power is available at the costline which may be used to drive a RO plant. Gujarat state gives a fair idea about potential of energy that can be generated. This energy can be harnessed to run a rotating pump, or a piston-cylinder arrangement coupled with RO module to provide the necessary pressure required to push saline water through the membrane. Along the western coast of India there is an abundance of wind energy tocapitulate high amount of energy in terms of electrical power. If the rotor diameter is 4feet and located at a height of 8 feet, each wind turbine may produce power of around 2 KW.
Dhruv R. Joshi , Nishith Joshi , Kaushik Nandaniya , Baghirath Sinhar "Wind Operated Water Purifier" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 10 2019 Page 71-75
Dhruv R. Joshi , Nishith Joshi , Kaushik Nandaniya , Baghirath Sinhar "Wind Operated Water Purifier" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(10)