INTEGRATED SOLAR GREEN HOUSE FOR WATER DESALINATION AND PLANTATION IN REMOTE ARID EGYPTIAN COMMUNITIES: MODELING AND ANALYSIS (Published)
Solar desalination is considered as one of the promising renewable energy-powered technology for producing fresh water. The Seawater greenhouse (SWGH) system uses the solar desalination principle and works by saturating the air with moisture vaporizing from saline water inside a greenhouse and later dehumidifying, thus, causing freshwater condensation. The SWGH is a unique concept which combines natural processes, simple construction techniques to provide a low-cost solution to one of the world’s greatest needs-fresh water. It is a method of cultivation that provides desalination, cooling and humidification in an integrated system. Self-sufficiency in water production combined with low internal irrigation requirements mean that the SWGH offers significant water saving by reducing agricultural demand on main and groundwater. Its purpose is to provide a sustainable means of agriculture in arid coastal areas where the scarcity of freshwater and expense of desalination threaten the viability of agriculture.