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Effect of water flow on concentrator coupled hemispherical basin solar still

Arunkumar, Thirugnanasambantham and Ahsan, Amimul (2013) Effect of water flow on concentrator coupled hemispherical basin solar still. International Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 23-28. ISSN 2319-4014; ESSN: 2319-4022

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This research article briefly epitomizes the augmentation of condensate by adopting enhanced desalination methodology and technological approach pondering extensive limelight on its performance generating revenue added approach to all scale applications. The experiments were conducted to study the water flow over the condensing cover of the hemispherical basin single slope solar still. Two types of measurements were performed; one with cooling and the other without cooling. The hourly and daily productivity are also calculated and reported. The system efficiency ranged between 3% to 33% for experiments without flow and 9% to 43% with flow. It is concluded that the average maximum efficiency is recorded for still with cooling water flow technique. The peak efficiency of the system worked out to be 37.85%. The maximum of total productivity for stills with and without water flow are 1.67 L and 1.5 L respectively which achieved in possible flow rate (0.065 kg/min).

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Solar desalination; Efficiency; Productivity; Hemispherical solar still
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
Publisher:International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
ID Code:28648
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:27 Apr 2015 16:41
Last Modified:07 Sep 2015 16:10

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