• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Honeycomb Encapsulated Atmospheric Solar Collector Along with Single Basin Solar Still in Highly Energy Absorbing Weather Condition


Background/Objectives: Solar-still based desalination technique is applied for converting saline water into potable one. In this work have been developed a single slope single basin solar still integrators with honeycomb encapsulated collector to enhance the efficiency of the system. Methods/Statistical analysis: Thermal model of expressions for natural circulation of water between the collector and the still, summer and winter, hourly variation of temperature of glass cover, water mass, and basin liner have been derived. A numerical calculation has been made for one of the typical days at Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India which is highly energy absorbing weather condition produced in the still. Application/Improvements: It has been used in the system to compare with and without collector energy absorbing weather condition. The summer and winter average efficiency of the still with collector is 48.34%, 49.40% which is 19.04% summer and winter 13.82% higher than the still without collector

Keywords: Atmospheric Solar Collector, High Efficiency, Honeycomb Structure, Single Basin Solar Still 


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