Desalination Economic Evaluation Program

DEEP can be used for performance and cost evaluation of various power and seawater desalination co-generation configurations.

DEEP is suitable for comparison analysis among different plant types (steam, gas, combined cycle and heat only plants), different fuels (nuclear, oil, coal) and various desalination options including Multi-Effect Distillation (MED), Multi-Stage Flash (MSF), Reverse Osmosis (RO) and hybrid options. It includes formulation of different alternatives such as different turbines configurations, backup heat, intermediate loop, water transport costs and carbon tax and a fully fledged discounted cash flow analysis.