Solar still productivity enhancement

A. S. Nafey, M. Abdelkader, A. Abdelmotalip, Abdelnasser Aboukhlewa

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Abstract

The distilled water productivity of the single basin solar still is very limited. Some methods have to be developed to improve this productivity. Using black rubber or black gravel materials within a single sloped solar still as a storage medium is examined in this work. To study experimentally the effect of different parameters such as rubber thickness and gravel size under the same operating conditions, four identical still units are designed and constructed. The experimental results showed that black rubber (10 mm thick) improves the productivity by 20% at the conditions of 60 l/m2 brine volume and 15° glass cover angle. Also, using black gravel of 20-30 mm size improves the productivity by 19% at the conditions of 20 l/m2 brine volume and 15° of glass cover angle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1408
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Black gravel
  • Black rubber
  • Productivity enhancement
  • Solar still

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Solar still productivity enhancement. / Nafey, A. S.; Abdelkader, M.; Abdelmotalip, A.; Aboukhlewa, Abdelnasser.

In: Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 42, No. 11, 07.2001, p. 1401-1408.

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Nafey, AS, Abdelkader, M, Abdelmotalip, A & Aboukhlewa, A 2001, 'Solar still productivity enhancement', Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 42, no. 11, pp. 1401-1408. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0196-8904(00)00107-2
Nafey, A. S. ; Abdelkader, M. ; Abdelmotalip, A. ; Aboukhlewa, Abdelnasser. / Solar still productivity enhancement. In: Energy Conversion and Management. 2001 ; Vol. 42, No. 11. pp. 1401-1408.
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