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Geo-Informatics for Optimal Design of Desalination Plants Using Renewable Energy Sources: The DESiRES Platform Paradigm

  • Eftichios Koutroulis
  • George Petrakis
  • Dionissios Hristopulos
  • Achilles Tripolitsiotis
  • Nabila Halouani
  • Arij Ben Naceur
  • Panagiotis Partsinevelos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

This work described the operational capabilities of a platform developed to assist decision makers to determine the optimal location and configuration of desalination plants to be powered by renewable energy sources. The platform, called DESiRES, operates under an open source geographical information system interface. Interoperability with geostatictical and optimization design algorithm modules was achieved via the location based information provided by the geographical module. The current stage of DESiRES platform development (i.e., study areas, data used, etc.) was presented along with the basic platform functionalities, showing a great potential for design and assessment of desalination in the Mediterranean region.

Keywords

Geographic information systems Desalination plant design Renewable energy sources Decision making 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The research presented in this manuscript was funded by the project DESIRES:

DESign of DESalination systems based on optimal usage of multiple Renewable Energy Sources, ERANETMED NEXUS-14-049, co-financed by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eftichios Koutroulis
    • 1
  • George Petrakis
    • 1
  • Dionissios Hristopulos
    • 1
  • Achilles Tripolitsiotis
    • 2
  • Nabila Halouani
    • 3
  • Arij Ben Naceur
    • 3
  • Panagiotis Partsinevelos
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of CreteUniversity Campus, AkrotiriChaniaGreece
  2. 2.Space Geomatica P.CChania CreteGreece
  3. 3.Faculty of Sciences of TunisUniversity of Tunis El ManarTunisTunisia

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