A mathematical model is developed to predict the rate of distilled water production for a solar still with convective, double-deck configuration. The model is based on the one-dimensionally distributed formulation in the flow direction and two media treatment in the vertical direction. Different operating conditions are investigated to include different airflow rates, variable rates of solar radiation and ambient temperature. The effects of materials used in the still canopy and physical phenomena such as solar radiation absorption of liquid film on the performance are also investigated. The comparisons between the model results and fully two-dimensional CFD model results are presented.
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A Mathematical Model for the Performance of a Horizontal Convective Solar Still
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Feng, M, & Tao, Y. "A Mathematical Model for the Performance of a Horizontal Convective Solar Still." Proceedings of the ASME 2005 Summer Heat Transfer Conference collocated with the ASME 2005 Pacific Rim Technical Conference and Exhibition on Integration and Packaging of MEMS, NEMS, and Electronic Systems. Heat Transfer: Volume 2. San Francisco, California, USA. July 17–22, 2005. pp. 669-677. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2005-72631
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