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Title: Effect of glass slope angle and water depth on productivity of double slope solar still
Authors: Al-Garni, Ahmed Z
Kassem, Ayman H
Saeed, Farooq
Ahmed, Faizan
Keywords: Renewable energy;Solar distillation;Solar still
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study presents design, fabrication and testing of double slope solar still and also optimization of glass tilt angle (25, 30, 35 and 40°) and water depth (1, 2 and 3 cm) in Saudi Arabian climatic conditions. Optimum tilt angle was found to be 35° for both summer and winter seasons, and also productivity increases with reduction in water depth. A number of existing energy and mass balance equations were used to validate experimental results. Numerical and experimental results were in good agreement with an RMS error of 5-10%.
Page(s): 884-890
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.70(10) [October 2011]

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