Control of Reverse Osmosis Plants using Renewable Energies

F. Tadeo, R. Val, L. Palacin, C. de Prada, and J. Salazar (Spain)


Process Control, Renewable Energies, Modelling andSimulation, Environmental Systems.


Advanced methods are presented for the control of Reverse Osmosis plants, using renewable energies. The main idea is to make an effective use of the locally available sources of renewable energies in order to fulfill a variable water demand, with the objective of reducing installation and operation costs. For this, predictions of renewable energies and water demand are used to schedule adequately the switching-on of the back-up diesel generator and the connection of the batteries, elements that are needed to fulfill water demand during periods with low production of renewable energies.

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