Seawater Desalination and Energy Consumption

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 639

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: desalination; energy storage; humidification-dehumidification; water-energy
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: environmentally friendly water desalination systems; mesoscale mass and energy transport in energy systems; mesoscale non-diffusive heat transfer

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Department of Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: 2D materials; solar desalination; photothermal energy conversion; micro/nano device fabrication

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School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: renewable energy; carbon capture and storage; concentrating solar power; biomass and waste; carbon; climate and risk
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With an increasing human population and urbanization, water scarcity is increasing tremendously. Seawater desalination could fulfill the growing demand for water using various sustainable routes. Solar desalination could convert seawater into potable water using different techniques in terms of material and design modification. In addition, multi-stage desalination can be integrated with clean energy resources to purify the saline water. Solar steam generation via localized heating is also a solution for generating fresh water via the steam evaporation-condensation mechanism. Various techniques can be integrated with clean energy resources to convert saline and brackish water into pure water for drinking purposes. Carbon-based nanomaterials, along with their composites and metallic nanoparticles, are widely used as performance enhancers in solar desalination and other water purification approaches for increasing the water output. This is generally owing to their anti-fouling properties, compatibility, wide availability, etc. Considering the need for clean-energy-driven desalination and the widely persistent research on clean-energy-based desalination, the major objective of this Special Issue is to focus on recent advancements in clean-energy-based water desalination and its energy consumption for achieving zero liquid discharge and lower carbon emissions. In this regard, the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is announcing a Special Issue on the topic "Seawater Desalination and Energy Consumption", set for publication in 2023. For this, we would like to invite submissions on review and research articles covering all classes of seawater and brackish water desalination using clean energy or integrated with clean energy and advanced materials for augmented water output that will bring novel clean-energy-based desalination methods along with material-based recent advancements in desalination technologies. In particular, we are seeking new manuscripts on innovative methods for the clean-energy-based seawater and brackish water desalination process with design and material modifications and its thermal performance, including energy, exergy, and economic analysis. 

Dr. Amrit Kumar Thakur
Dr. Yanbao Ma
Dr. Ahmed Mortuza Saleque
Dr. Kumar Patchigolla
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  • desalination
  • water purification
  • waste heat recovery
  • solar desalination
  • interfacial steam generation
  • humidification–dehumidification
  • material for desalination
  • environmental analysis of desalination
  • phase change desalination

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