A mathematical model is presented to analyze the performance of a counter-current solar desalination system. Besides, the heat transfer equations, the mass transfer is also considered to improve the model precision. A new approach is used for analyzing the radiative heat transfer in these systems. A low enough value for feed flow rate, a moderate value for glass temperature, taking the advantage of high flux at the appropriate time and appropriate insulation of the floor could effectively increase productivity. The system length is also a significant parameter. The model can be sufficiently extended for other continuous solar desalination systems.
Mathematical Modeling and Parametric Study of a Continuous Solar Desalination System
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received October 31, 2011; final manuscript received April 11, 2013; published online May 31, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Werner Platzer.
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Rahimi, A., and Movassagh, E. (May 31, 2013). "Mathematical Modeling and Parametric Study of a Continuous Solar Desalination System." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2013; 135(3): 031015. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4024242
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