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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 58 (1974)

Issue: 7. (July)

First Page: 1440

Last Page: 1440

Title: Previous HitSolarNext Hit Distillation-Puerto Penasco Experience: ABSTRACT

Author(s): C. N. Hodges

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Since the late 1800s, there have been numerous attempts to develop economical systems for Previous HitsolarNext Hit distillation. Initially these were simple single-effect, glass-covered stills. During the 1950s, as a result of support from the Office of Saline Water of the U.S. Department of the Interior, many efforts to develop a multiple-effect Previous HitsolarNext Hit still were undertaken.

The University of Arizona developed a multiple-effect, humidification-cycle, Previous HitsolarNext Hit-powered distillation unit that was installed in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico, in 1962. This unit operated successfully until 1965, when it was converted from Previous HitsolarNext Hit Previous HitenergyNext Hit to waste-thermal Previous HitenergyNext Hit from a diesel-electric set. At the time of the discontinuation of its operation, it was the premise of the University of Arizona that the major obstacle to the development of an economical Previous HitsolarNext Hit distillation system was inadequate low-cost materials that would provide a reasonable service life in a Previous HitsolarNext Hit-Previous HitenergyNext Hit application.

With the current renaissance of interest now in Previous HitsolarNext Hit Previous HitenergyNext Hit, it is hoped that the necessary long-term development programs will be established to improve the probability of successful Previous HitsolarNext Hit-Previous HitenergyTop applications in the future. The paper presents some thoughts as to the direction in which future research should go.

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