A Numerical Simulation Of Solar Distillation For Installation In Chabahar-Iran

Masoud Afrand, Amin Behzadmehr, Arash Karimipour
2010 Zenodo  
The world demand for potable water is increasing every day with growing population. Desalination using solar energy is suitable for potable water production from brackish and seawater. In this paper, we present a theoretical study of solar distillation in a single basin under the open environmental conditions of Chabahar-Iran. The still has a base area of 2000mm×500mm with a glass cover inclined at 25° in order to obtain extra solar energy. We model the still and conduct its energy balance
more » ... ions under minor assumptions. We computed the temperatures of glass cover, seawater interface, moist air and bottom using numerical method. The investigation addressed the following: The still productivity, distilled water salinity and still performance in terms of the still efficiency. Calculated still productivity in July was higher than December. So in this paper, we show that still productivity is directly functioning of solar radiation.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1327810 fatcat:t2ix4telizdhnidalnvz2ybzsm