Applied Energy 154 (2015) 480–490 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy Maximized production of water by increasing area of condensation surface for solar distillation a,b,⇑ b a R. Bhardwaj , M.V. ten Kortenaar , R.F. Mudde Delft University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Transport Phenomenon Group, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands Dr. Ten B.V., Rondweg 11M/N, 8091 XA Wezep, The Netherlands highlights graphical a bstract Achieved enhanced production of water by increasing the condensation area. Developed a model for estimation of water produced for increased condensation area. Enhanced cooling on condensation surface increased water production by eight times. Demonstrated simple cooling methods for achieving higher production of water. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: Cooling of the condensation surface increases the production of puriﬁed water in solar distillation Received 18 September 2014 devices, also known as solar stills. However, most cooling methods are costly, complex and involve reg- Received in revised form 16 April 2015 ular monitoring. Simple, easily operable and cheap cooling in solar stills can make it attractive for com- Accepted 18 May 2015 mercial adaptation at a large number of rural locations
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Sep 15, 2015
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