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Multi-Stage Flash Desalination

Modeling, Simulation, and Adaptive Control, 1st Edition

By Abraha Woldai

CRC Press

352 pages

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Explore a Viable Resource for DesalinationThe world's freshwater supplies are rapidly depleting and seawater is being positioned as a major feasible replacement in the search for a sustainable water source. Focused on large-scale multi-stage flash (MSF) seawater desalination plants, and based on research conducted on a real 18-stage plant, Multi-St

Table of Contents

Introduction. Operation and Control of Multi-Stage Flash Desalination Plants. Dynamic Model for an MSF Plant. Data Reconciliation and Model Validation with Experimental Data. Analysis of the Dynamic Model for Control. Optimal Reduction of the MSF Plant Model to First or Second Order with Delay Forms. Optimal PID Controller Tuning in Large MSF Plants for Seawater Desalination. An Adaptive Scheme with Optimally Tuned PID Controller. Conclusions and Discussion. Programs. Glossary. Bibliography.

About the Author

Abraha Woldai received his PhD from the University of Bath, UK in 1997. From 1985 to 1999, he worked in the Water and Electricity Department, Government of Abu Dhabi, in various areas. From 1989 to 1999, he participated in the development of the modeling, simulation, and validation of data for MSF desalination plants on behalf of the Directorate of Power and Desalination Plants, Water and Electricity Department, Government of Abu Dhabi, and the International Foundation for Water Science and Technology in the field of desalination plant control. In addition, Dr. Woldai has authored/coauthored several research papers on power and desalination.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply