Thermal Performance of Different Solar Distillators Under Iraq Climate Condition

Authors

  • Areej Hamza Hilal Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq
  • Karima E. Amori Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq

Keywords:

desalination, conventional distillatory, stepped distillatory, wick, perforated absorber, thermal efficiency

Abstract

In this work, a novel single-slope solar distillator of floating perforated absorber inserted with wicks (cotton ribbons), and a stepped distillator are designed and manufactured with the aim of developing the conventional distillator. They are examined experimentally at Baghdad, Iraq (33.3°N Latitude, 44.4°E Longitude) in order to enhance the freshwater productivity and the efficiency of the conventional distillator. Results showed that the daily productivity and efficiency of the stepped distillator are higher than that for conventional solar distillator by 30% and 36.19% respectively. The daily productivity and thermal efficiency for the distillator with the floating absorber are higher than that for the conventional distillator by 16% and 26% respectively. Daily productivity and the efficiency of the stepped distillator are higher than that for the distillator with floating absorber by 11.8 % and 32.9 % respectively. It has been concluded that the stepped distillator is higher productivity and efficiency than the conventional distilled and the distillator with the floating absorber.

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Published

2020-12-23

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Hilal, A. H. ., & E. Amori, K. . (2020). Thermal Performance of Different Solar Distillators Under Iraq Climate Condition. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 64(1), 92–106. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2748

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