Research and Development in the Designs of Solar Stills: A Review

Neelu Choudhary
2017 International Journal Of Mechanical Engineering And Information Technology  
Water is crucial to lifestyles and requirement of potable water cannot be underestimated. Solar energy is a renewable energy with easy access. Among the various uses of solar energy, solar desalination is one of the promising applications. The solar desalination techniques convert brackish water into potable water using the solar energy for human consumption. Major design parameters influencing the productivity are optimization of glass inclination, absorber plate, free surface area of water
more » ... ce area of water and depth of water. Researchers have put efforts to develop various designs of solar stills to keep the minimal depth of water utilizing wicks, steps within the stills to enhance the productivity. In this overview, we have tried to gain knowledge of the various specific designs, analysis, modeling, and absorbing material used to enhance the productivity of solar stills.
doi:10.18535/ijmeit/v5i5.07 fatcat:gh5kygqf7nfqbhtxfqgfe3zxli