Advanced search
1 file | 781.97 KB Add to list
Author
Organization
Abstract
Solar Membrane Distillation (SMD) technology is a promising separation method that uses low-grade solar energy as power source. Despite this technology has not been industrially implemented yet, it is in an advanced phase of maturity so that current research works are mainly focused on the development of suitable operating strategies to improve the Membrane Distillation (MD) modules performance. The intermittent and unpredictable behavior of solar energy as well as the hybrid nature of SMD plants make the development of real-time operating strategies essential. Accordingly, this paper proposes a real-time multiobjective optimization method based on the combination of a state machine and a Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) technique for the maximization of the distillate production and the thermal efficiency of the plant, two of the major impediments preventing the commercialization of SMD facilities. Simulation results and a comparison with a manual operating strategy are provided to evidence the benefits achieved with the proposed technique.
Keywords
Thermal storage., Solar thermal energy, Dynamic simulation, Process control, Solar desalination

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text (Published version)
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 781.97 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Lozano, Maria M., et al. “Real-Time Multiobjective Optimization in Solar Membrane Distillation Processes.” PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2020 CONFERENCE - 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY, edited by Alexandros Charalambides et al., International Solar Energy Society (ISES), 2020, pp. 254–64, doi:10.18086/eurosun.2020.03.02.
APA
Lozano, M. M., Gil, J. D., Roca, L., Berenguel, M., Pérez, M., & De Keyser, R. (2020). Real-time multiobjective optimization in solar membrane distillation processes. In A. Charalambides, W. Streicher, & D. Mugnier (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2020 CONFERENCE - 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY (pp. 254–264). https://doi.org/10.18086/eurosun.2020.03.02
Chicago author-date
Lozano, Maria M., Juan Diego Gil, Lidia Roca, Manuel Berenguel, Manuel Pérez, and Robain De Keyser. 2020. “Real-Time Multiobjective Optimization in Solar Membrane Distillation Processes.” In PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2020 CONFERENCE - 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY, edited by Alexandros Charalambides, Wolfgang Streicher, and Daniel Mugnier, 254–64. International Solar Energy Society (ISES). https://doi.org/10.18086/eurosun.2020.03.02.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Lozano, Maria M., Juan Diego Gil, Lidia Roca, Manuel Berenguel, Manuel Pérez, and Robain De Keyser. 2020. “Real-Time Multiobjective Optimization in Solar Membrane Distillation Processes.” In PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2020 CONFERENCE - 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY, ed by. Alexandros Charalambides, Wolfgang Streicher, and Daniel Mugnier, 254–264. International Solar Energy Society (ISES). doi:10.18086/eurosun.2020.03.02.
Vancouver
1.
Lozano MM, Gil JD, Roca L, Berenguel M, Pérez M, De Keyser R. Real-time multiobjective optimization in solar membrane distillation processes. In: Charalambides A, Streicher W, Mugnier D, editors. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2020 CONFERENCE - 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY. International Solar Energy Society (ISES); 2020. p. 254–64.
IEEE
[1]
M. M. Lozano, J. D. Gil, L. Roca, M. Berenguel, M. Pérez, and R. De Keyser, “Real-time multiobjective optimization in solar membrane distillation processes,” in PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2020 CONFERENCE - 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY, Online, 2020, pp. 254–264.
@inproceedings{8733120,
  abstract     = {{Solar Membrane Distillation (SMD) technology is a promising separation method that uses low-grade solar energy as power source. Despite this technology has not been industrially implemented yet, it is in an advanced phase of maturity so that current research works are mainly focused on the development of suitable operating strategies to improve the Membrane Distillation (MD) modules performance. The intermittent and unpredictable behavior of solar energy as well as the hybrid nature of SMD plants make the development of real-time operating strategies essential. Accordingly, this paper proposes a real-time multiobjective optimization method based on the combination of a state machine and a Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) technique for the maximization of the distillate production and the thermal efficiency of the plant, two of the major impediments preventing the commercialization of SMD facilities. Simulation results and a comparison with a manual operating strategy are provided to evidence the benefits achieved with the proposed technique.}},
  author       = {{Lozano, Maria M. and Gil, Juan Diego and Roca, Lidia and Berenguel, Manuel and Pérez, Manuel and De Keyser, Robain}},
  booktitle    = {{PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISES EUROSUN 2020 CONFERENCE - 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLAR ENERGY FOR BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY}},
  editor       = {{Charalambides, Alexandros and Streicher, Wolfgang and Mugnier, Daniel}},
  isbn         = {{9783982040820}},
  keywords     = {{Thermal storage.,Solar thermal energy,Dynamic simulation,Process control,Solar desalination}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  location     = {{Online}},
  pages        = {{254--264}},
  publisher    = {{International Solar Energy Society (ISES)}},
  title        = {{Real-time multiobjective optimization in solar membrane distillation processes}},
  url          = {{http://doi.org/10.18086/eurosun.2020.03.02}},
  year         = {{2020}},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: