Experimental investigations on the performance of a single slope solar still coupled with flat plate solar collector under Malaysian conditions / Zainal Abidin Kamarul Baharin and Muhammad Hafiz Mohammad

Kamarul Baharin, Zainal Abidin and Mohammad, Muhammad Hafiz (2018) Experimental investigations on the performance of a single slope solar still coupled with flat plate solar collector under Malaysian conditions / Zainal Abidin Kamarul Baharin and Muhammad Hafiz Mohammad. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 5 (6). pp. 16-24. ISSN 18235514

Abstract

The high salinity level of seawater prevents it from being ingested by humans. Desalination using solar energy is a cheaper alternative compared to fossil fuels and it is also renewable and environmentally friendly. The productivity of passive solar stills however is relatively low. Active stills where extra thermal energy is supplied to the water in the evaporator basin using various devices tend to have higher levels of productivity. This paper aims to investigate the performance of a single slope solar still coupled with flat plate solar collector of different design parameters under Malaysian conditions. Results of the experiments showed that the performance of stills coupled with the solar collector is better than the one without. The still with 5 mm copper rods solar collector yielded the highest volume of fresh water (12.5 percent) which is twice the amount produced by the passive still (6.25 percent).

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Kamarul Baharin, Zainal Abidin
zainalkb@salam.uitm.edu.my
Mohammad, Muhammad Hafiz
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Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics.
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > Fatigue testing machines
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 5
Number: 6
Page Range: pp. 16-24
Keywords: Desalination, Solar energy, Solar still, Solar collector
Date: 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40944
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