Influence of inlet pressure and geometric variations on the applicability of Eductor in low temperature thermal desalinations

Ravi Koirala, Quoc Linh Ve, Abhijit Date, Kiao Inthavong, Aliakbar Akbarzadeh
2021 Journal of King Saud University: Engineering Sciences  
This paper explores the potential of water jet eductor to replace large condensers and vacuum pump in the thermal desalination systems, with heat source temperatures below 95°C. The operational limit of eductor has been investigated for active vapor transport and condensation to produce permeate. Combined system and its operational principle have been proposed with critical examination based on suction performance of Eductor. Experimental and computational study are the primary methodology of
more » ... is work. The computational analysis of single-phase flow in Eductor, is in proper agreement with the experimental data. The result showed primary pressure & area ratio has positive impact and swirl ratio has negative impact on suction. The extended thermal analysis summarizes strength of Eductor while working with lower temperature sources and optimum cooling capacity of proposed system. Considering the simplicity and reduction in footprint, proposed application has been highlighted. The research disseminates knowledge on maximum vacuum generation capacity of Eductor and operational limit of thermal desalination system.
doi:10.1016/j.jksues.2021.03.012 fatcat:rjqfpecy5nhmvbjmxvungyhwty