A halo-thermal simulation of the dead sea for application to solar energy projects

P. Vadasz, D. Weiner, Y. Zvirin

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A one-dimensional numerical model is developed to predict the long-range variations of vertical temperature, density, and salinity profiles in the Dead Sea, which is a highly saline large water body. The model utilizes the continuity, momentum, energy, and mass transfer equations, while taking into account the influence of the windJThe partial differential equations were solved numerically by means of explicit finite differences method. Simulation results were verified by comparison to measured data. In addition, the algorithm evaluates the evaporation rate from the Dead Sea which is an important parameter in several engineering projects under planning, such as the Mediterranean-Dead Sea conduit and the construction of floating salt gradient solar ponds for power generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-355
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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