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Seawater greenhouse in Oman: A sustainable technique for freshwater conservation and production

Abstract: 
The recently-evolved seawater greenhouse (SWGH) technology exhibits a promising source of freshwater for irrigation in places where only saline groundwater or seawater are accessible. The SWGH recreates the “hydrologic cycle” by evaporating water from saline water source and regains it as freshwater by condensation. This technology has undergone several stages of improvements and showed a promising practical solution in places lacking freshwater for irrigation. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review on what has been published on SWGH technique. The study also aimed at investigating the success of implementing the principle using the SWGH located in the Sultanate of Oman as a case study. Keywords Seawater greenhouse, Freshwater production, Conservation, Solar desalination
Author: 
Abdulrahim M. Al-Ismaili, Hemanatha Jayasuriya
Institution: 
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Year: 
2015
Input By: 
Oraib Al-Ketan
Affiliation: 
Masdat Institute-ESM608-2017-Group1
Domains-Issue Area: 
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Extraction & Processing
Food & Agriculture
Country: 
Oman
Datatype(s): 
Case Studies