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Experimental Study on Domestic Solar Still Desalination with Cotton Gauze: An Approach to Field Model

Experimental Study on Domestic Solar Still Desalination with Cotton Gauze: An Approach to Field... This study is carried out with the domestic solar still with cotton gauze over the glass cover with the help of desalination process. Water flowing over the glass cover not seems to be evenly distributed over the width of the glass cover. A new innovative method of water desalination using domestic solar still with the presence of cotton gauze resulted in increasing the output and efficiency of the distillate. The production rate of this new still with cotton gauze was observed to be 4.285 lit/m2/day. On the other hand, without cotton gauze conventional solar still gives the rate of 2.925 lit/m2/day. However, with cotton gauze production rate is increased to 1.36 lit/m2/day. The parameters glass temperature, ambient temperature, solar radiation and distillate output, recorded during March–April in Puducherry, India, are considered to play a major role in this study. The increase in thermal conductivity leads to increase in evaporation rate, and simultaneously, the condensation rate was increased ultimately leading to the increased output. The glass solar still with cotton gauze is more efficient and cost-effective than basic conventional still and should be promoted for coastal regions of Puducherry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A Springer Journals

Experimental Study on Domestic Solar Still Desalination with Cotton Gauze: An Approach to Field Model

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © The Institution of Engineers (India) 2021
ISSN
2250-2149
eISSN
2250-2157
DOI
10.1007/s40030-021-00547-8
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Abstract

This study is carried out with the domestic solar still with cotton gauze over the glass cover with the help of desalination process. Water flowing over the glass cover not seems to be evenly distributed over the width of the glass cover. A new innovative method of water desalination using domestic solar still with the presence of cotton gauze resulted in increasing the output and efficiency of the distillate. The production rate of this new still with cotton gauze was observed to be 4.285 lit/m2/day. On the other hand, without cotton gauze conventional solar still gives the rate of 2.925 lit/m2/day. However, with cotton gauze production rate is increased to 1.36 lit/m2/day. The parameters glass temperature, ambient temperature, solar radiation and distillate output, recorded during March–April in Puducherry, India, are considered to play a major role in this study. The increase in thermal conductivity leads to increase in evaporation rate, and simultaneously, the condensation rate was increased ultimately leading to the increased output. The glass solar still with cotton gauze is more efficient and cost-effective than basic conventional still and should be promoted for coastal regions of Puducherry.

Journal

Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series ASpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2021

Keywords: Desalination; Solar still; Cotton gauze; Glass still

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