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TREMITI ISLAND DESALINATION PLANT

Objective

THE PRESENT PROJECT AIMS TO:

- THE COMPLETE AUTOMATICAL OPERATION OF THE PLANT;
- THE REPLACEMENT OF THE AC-MOTORS WITH DC-MOTORS WITH THE ELIMINATION OF THE PRESENT INVERTERS. THE RESULT MUST BE AN INCREASED EFFICIENCY OF THE PLANT. A NEW KIND OF INVERTER, DEVELOPPED BY THE SOLAR ENERGY INSTITUTE OF THE FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT WILL BE TESTED;
- THE STERILIZATION AND DISINFECTION OF THE PRODUCED DRINKABLE WATER WILL BE DONE BY ANODIC OXIDATION, BY ELIMINATING ANY KIND OF CHLORINE PRODUCTS, WHICH HAVE CAUSED A DEEP CORROSION OF THE PLANT AND OF THE WATER PIPE LINE;
- THE SEASONAL WATER STORAGE, THE CAPACITY OF THE BATTERIES AND THE PHOTOVOLTAIC FIELD WILL BE INCREASED TO MATCH THE INCREASED WATER DEMAND FLUCTUATION OF THE ISLAND

THE 65 KWP PHOTOVOLTAIC DESALINATION PLANT OF TREMITI ISLANDS WAS REALIZED IN 1984 IN THE PHOTOVOLTAIC PILOT PROJECT PROGRAM OF DG XII. THE CHOSEN PROCESS FOR DESALINATION WAS THE REVERSE OSMOSIS ONE.

THE ADOPTED CRITERIA FOR DIMENSIONING THE PLANT WAS THAT ONE OF STOCKING THE WATER PRODUCTED WITH THE SOLAR ENERGY DURING SPRING AND AUTOMN TIME TO COVER THE WATER NEED OF THE ISLAND S. NICOLA IN TOURIST PERIOD AND IN WINTER TIME. THE FOUR OPERATING YEARS OF THE PLANT HAVE SHOWN SOME WEAKNESS WHICH HAVE TO BE ELIMINATED WITH THE PRESENT PROJECT.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Italsolar SpA
Address
Via A D'andrea 6
00048 Nettuno
Italy

Participants (1)

Italenergie SpA
Italy
Address
Viale Della Repubblica 39
67039 Sulmona