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An Experimental Study and Performance Analysis of Double Slope Solar Still Filled With Aluminum and Granite at Different Depth of Water

Author(s):

Harpreet Singh Chhabra , SAGAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BHOPAL; Sanjay Kumar Singh, SAGAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BHOPAL; Sandeep Singh Dangi, SAGAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BHOPAL; Jitendra Meena, SAGAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BHOPAL

Keywords:

Renewable, Conventional, Productivity, Solar Radiation, Sunshine, Energy, Aluminum, Granite, Passive Solar Still, Purification

Abstract

Two major challenges for human society today are shortage of fresh water and limited resources of conventional energy. Solar still is one of the methods to convert saline, brackish water into fresh water using the unconventional source of energy i.e. solar energy which is freely and abundantly available in planet earth. [11] The commonly method using in the solar still are active and passive solar still According to the basis of design solar still are classified into single slope solar still and multi slope solar still[9]. In the active type solar still the external sources are used while in case of passive solar still there is no need to use external sources. Most important design parameters influencing the productivity are optimization of glass inclination, intensity of solar radiation, absorber plate area, thickness of glass cover, basin filled with different materials, Nano particles mixed with water in the basin, free surface area of water and depth of water. The main difficulty in conventional still is maintaining minimum depth and large surface area of water. Researchers have put efforts to develop various designs of solar stills to maintain in the minimum depth of water using different types of materials in the stills to increase the productivity.[3] In this review, we are attempting to study of different depth of water using double slope single basin passive solar still filled with aluminum and granite. In the following case it is observed that granite gained maximum productivity and thermal efficiency than compare to others.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I51392
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2017
Page(s): 1718-1722

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