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The mechanical vapour compression process applied to seawater desalination: a 1,500 ton/day unit installed in the nuclear power plant of Flamanville, France

Authors
Journal
Desalination
0011-9164
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0011-9164(85)85003-7

Abstract

Abstract The mechanical vapour compression process and its application to seawater desalination is presented. As an example the largest unit so far constructed by Sidem using this process is described: a 1,500 m 3/d unit installed in the Nuclear Power Plant of Flamanville in France which supplies a high quality water to that plant. The advantages of this process are outlined, compared to other distillation processes: multiflash and ejectocompression, and the series of mechanical vapour compression units that Sidem has developed in a size range between 25 and 2,500 m 3/d is also presented.

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