Investigating productivity of double slope solar still with sponge cubes

Tabwere, Rimeta (2019) Investigating productivity of double slope solar still with sponge cubes. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

One of the problems faced in arid third world countries is access to sufficient and safe drinking water. A possible solution to this problem is the use of solar desalination to convert seawater or brackish water to safe drinking water. This project investigates one type of solar desalination system which is a double slope solar still. Productivity of solar still with sponge is investigated. Effect of solar radiation and wind speed are discussed.

The use of sponge cubes in the basin of solar still increase surface area of water exposed to hot air and reduce heat loss from the basin to the surrounding. Using a 15.75% coverage of basin area reveals a 3.33 production ratio. Productivity of solar still with sponge cubes is 3 times more than productivity of solar still without sponge.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Supervisors: Sharifian, Ahmad
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2021 01:26
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2021 01:26
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43164

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