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Performance prediction of a multi-basin solar still

N.Al Mahdi

Energy, 1992, vol. 17, issue 1, 87-93

Abstract: A transient analysis for the prediction of the performance of a multi-basin solar still is presented. The energy-balance equations for the glass covers, the water masses and the absorber plate are manipulated to obtain a set of ordinary differential equations which are solved numerically. The analysis is applied to investigate the effect of the number of basins on the daily productivity of the still. Meteorological data corresponding to a June day in Bahrain have been used for the computation. The results indicate that the daily distillate output is increased by increasing the number of basins in the still.

Date: 1992
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