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Author Genco, F.; Genco, G.
Title Nuclear desalination in Chile: a competitive solution Type
Year 2019 Publication Desalination And Water Treatment Abbreviated Journal Desalin. Water Treat.
Volume 140 Issue Pages 24-34
Keywords Small modular reactors; Chile 2050 energy policy; Nuclear desalination; IAEA DEEP 5 software
Abstract Renewable energy sources are considered the main drive for developing at least 70% of the total energy in Chile by 2050. All major international greenhouse gases reduction agreements include growth of renewable energy sources and nuclear power as the only ways to significantly reduce emissions by the decade 2040-50. Chile's energy production matrix still relies heavily on fossil fuels, making very difficult to match the goal targeted by international agreements. For these reasons, the possibility of using nuclear power plants is considered. Small modular reactors (SMRs) in particular seems particularly suitable for a country like Chile for many reasons: SMRs are scalable and can provide energy in remote locations with no or limited grids (Atacama desert); SMRs can cope easily with future demands for expansion, thanks to their modularity; SMRs are cost effective and use all the latest developments in safety. This paper examines, using IAEA DEEP 5 economic software, the costs of nuclear desalinated water produced for the Chilean mining industry. Comparisons with respect to existing fossil fuels solutions show that the final cost is very competitive and allow for significant reduction of CO2 emissions.
Address [Genco, Filippo] Adolfo Ibanez Univ, Fac Engn & Sci, Av Las Torres 2640,Edificio E, Santiago, Chile, Email: filippo.genco@uai.cl;
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Publisher Desalination Publ Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1944-3994 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000458914100004 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 981
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Author Jarpa, M.; Rozas, O.; Salazar, C.; Baeza, C.; Campos, J.L.; Mansilla, H.D.; Vidal, G.
Title Comparison of the chemical precipitation, UV/H2O2 and Fenton processes to optimize removal of chronic toxicity from kraft mill effluents Type
Year 2016 Publication Desalination And Water Treatment Abbreviated Journal Desalin. Water Treat.
Volume 57 Issue 30 Pages 13887-13896
Keywords AOPs; COD; Chemical precipitation; Chronic toxicity; Kraft mill effluents
Abstract Secondary Treatment Effluents (STE) from Kraft mill effluents are discharged into aquatic ecosystems with high color and chronic toxicity contents owing to the recalcitrance of compounds in the effluents. The goal of the study was to evaluate the chemical precipitation, UV/H2O2, and the Fenton processes (H2O2/Fe2+) for chemical oxygen demand (COD) and for removing chronic toxicity from STE. A circumscribed central composite model and a response surface methodology were used to evaluate the effects of variables such as Al-2(SO4)(3), Fe(II), and H2O2 concentration and pH range for each treatment. The optimal conditions were 984.2mg Al-2(SO4)(3)/L and pH 5.2 for chemical precipitation; 51.4mM H2O2 and pH 5.1 for UV/H2O2; and 5.5mM Fe(II): 25mM H2O2 concentration and pH 2.8 for H2O2/Fe2+. Under such optimal conditions, COD removal was 84.7, 80.0, and 93.6%, with reaction times of 57, 75, and 10min for the chemical precipitation, UV/H2O2, and H2O2/Fe2+ methods, respectively. This study recorded chronic toxicity in STE and sludge formed during chemical precipitation with maximum reductions in percentages of Allometric Growth Rate (AGR) of 11.5 for STE without dilution (100%, p<0.05). For chemical precipitation sludge, the maximum reduction of AGR was 3.4% for a dilution of 75%. We concluded that all the assessed treatments effectively removed chronic toxicity in the treated effluents.
Address [Jarpa, Mayra; Rozas, Oscar; Baeza, Carolina; Vidal, Gladys] Univ Concepcion, Fac Environm Sci, POB 160-C, Concepcion, Chile, Email: mayjarpa@gmail.com;
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1944-3994 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000371702300005 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 602
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