Experimental Investigation on Single Basin and Double Basin Solar Desalination

Author(s): S. Kaliappan, M. D. Rajkamal, V. G. Ganesan and P. Manikandan

The present investigation is required to make a contribution towards the global efforts in addressing the shortage of clean water supply in many areas of the world. In this context, the aim of the present investigation is to develop a solar still that would assist in increasing the availability of clean water in remote and isolated areas. To achieve this goal, a double basin double slope and single basin slope stills are fabricated and installed. The experiments were carried out in actual solar condition with different depth of water and wick materials. The performance of the still was studied with different depth of water, different wick materials (jute cloth and waste cotton pieces), Porous material (clay pot) and energy storing material (mild steel pieces).

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