Elsevier, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 133, June 2018
Toward supplying food, energy, and water demand: Integrated solar desalination process synthesis with power and hydrogen coproduction
The increase in population coupled with rising per capita income and associated change in consumption habits will put unprecedented stress on food, energy and water (FEW) resources. Sustainable and reliable fresh water supply is central for life and also for all sectors that support our existence. Uncertainty on water security prompted interest in investigation of renewable energy driven desalination processes. One particularly promising option is to produce fresh water from the two most abundant resources on earth: solar energy and seawater.