Highly Efficient Solar Still based on Polystyrene
Hisham A. Maddah

Hisham A. Maddah, Department of Chemical Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.
Manuscript received on 22 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 05 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 3423-3425 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: K25690981119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K2569.0981119
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Abstract: Solar still is a promising alternative to current desalination technologies owing to its inexpensive operation. Here, we investigate on polystyrene insulation used in single slope passive solar still to achieve high performance at different feed flowrates. Theoretical models and experiments are utilized to determine heat transfer coefficients and still efficiency. Results showed that decreasing feed flowrates increases the still efficiency due to the high water-glass temperature difference. A noticeable increase in the evaporative coefficient is also observed at low feed rates.
Keywords: Heat transfer, Insulation, Solar Energy, Water Distillation.
Scope of the Article: Heat Transfer