Solar Energy Desalination Technology - Chapter 1: General Problems in Seawater Desalination

Elsevier, Solar Energy Desalination Technology, Chapter 1, 2017, Pages 1–46
Hongfei Zheng


General seawater desalination methods are classified and summarized in this chapter. The properties of seawater and the basic principles of various seawater desalination methods are introduced. Under this foundation, the historical evolution of the solar energy seawater desalination is reviewed. Different solar energy seawater desalination methods are presented respectively. Facing problems and development direction of solar desalination are given out.