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GIS-based Graphical User Interface Tool for Analysis of Solar Thermal Desalination Systems and High Potential Implementation Regions

Lead PI: Mr. Gregory G. Yetman

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

October 2018 - September 2020
Active
North America ; New York City, NY ; New York ; Palisades, NY
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Using industrial data, the research team will develop and verify integrated techno-economic software models that will improve the design of desalination systems. To create the software, the team will collect, implement, and augment multiple geospatial data layers to develop a computer program that allows users to work with graphics like symbols and icons. The team will also include concentrating solar-thermal power models from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and validated solar-thermal desalination models from Plataforma Solar de Almeria in its software development.

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Department of Energy

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$40,070

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering

KEYWORDS

desalination systems geographic information system (gis) solarthermal

THEMES

Sustainable living