Keywords: coupling nuclear reactors, desalination systems, Desalination Economic Evaluation Program, DEEP code, Morocco, nuclear desalination, fossil fuel plants, nuclear energy, nuclear power, water shortage, potable water
Optimisation of the coupling of nuclear reactors and desalination systems in Morocco
This study has been undertaken in the framework of IAEA CRP on 'Optimisation of the Coupling of Nuclear Reactors and Desalination Systems in Morocco'. Two sites have been selected to host nuclear desalination plants, and different combinations with nuclear reactors have been investigated. Other combinations with fossil fuel plants have been examined for comparison. The results obtained showed the competitiveness of nuclear energy, which could be a solution to supply the region that will suffer from water shortage. On the other hand, this study could help the decision makers in the management and planning of water, energy resources and supply.