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Reliability Analysis of a Freeze Desalination System Public Deposited

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  • The unsustainable use of fresh water sources and unavailability of fresh water in certain parts of the world have created a demand for water desalination systems. Desalination methods are effective at producing consumable water, but often require large scale setups, high energy consumption, and careful maintenance. A team of students at Oregon State University was tasked to design a functional model for a mobile desalination system to solve this problem. It was determined that indirect freeze desalination represents a scalable and energy efficient desalination method. In order to minimize redesigns in later stages of the design process, reliability analysis methods are applied to the freeze desalination system. A Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is performed using available component data and the current system design. The FMEA results reveal that the most critical components in the system are the pump and the chiller compressor. Recommended actions are suggested to improve system design and reliability. Key Words: Indirect Freeze Desalination, Reliability Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
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