The Effect of Condenser Plate Material on Single Slope Solar Still Productivity under Malaysian Climate
Kamarulbaharin Z.A.1, Masdek N.R.N.2, Santosa A.S.A.3
1Zainal Abidin Kamarul Baharin*, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Technology MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Nik Rozlin Nik Masdek, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Technology MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Afandi Saputra Ady Santosa, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Technology MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Manuscript received on December 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 2801-2805 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C9216019320/2020©BEIESP| DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C9216.019320
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Abstract: Access to fresh water is a problem faced by both developed and under developed nations. Although seawater is plentiful, large amounts of energy is required to separate the potable water from the salts. Compared to other desalination processes utilising fossil fuels, solar distillation is inexpensive, environmentally friendly and employs clean and renewable energy. This paper seeks to explore the effect of the single slope solar still condenser plate material on the still production under Malaysian climate. 5 mm thick extra clear float glass condenser plate produced the highest amount of fresh water (63.5 ml) compared to 2 mm thick clear float glass and 5 mm thick bronze glass.
Keywords: Solar Still, Condenser Plate, Solar Energy, Desalination.
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology