Theoretical analysis of various climatic parameter effects on performance of a basin solar still

Masoud Afrand, Arash Karimipour

Abstract


A numerical simulation of a basin solar still under various climatic parameters was performed. The proposed system was
modeled using the mass and energy balance equations of different parts of the solar still. The resulting system of nonlinear
algebraic equations was solved numerically and the effect of various parameters, such as wind speed, air temperature and
solar radiation on the amount of distilled water produced was described. The results showed that the ambient temperature
and wind speed had no significant effect on the amount of distilled water produced, while the amount of solar radiation exerted
a direct effect on the amount of distilled water produced and performance of the system.

Keywords


Theoretical analysis, Basin solar still, Climatic parameters, Efficiency, Desalination,

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