Experimental investigation on a double-slope solar still with partially cooled condenser in the region of Ouargla (Algeria).

Publication year: 2011
Source: Energy Procedia, Volume 6, 2011, Pages 736-742

M., Zeroual , H., Bouguettaia , D., Bechki , S., Boughali , B., Bouchekima , …

The population of Algeria is expected to double in the next thirty years, by then it will clearly face serious water shortages. The demand in water for drinking, agriculture and industry largely exceeds the amount that fresh sources can meet, especially in the Saharan regions where rainfall is the lowest, with years of total drought. To overcome this serious water scarcity, solar desalination could be an effective solution. Solar distillation is one of the simplest techniques used in water desalination. This investigation presents an experimental study using a double slope solar still. This choice is justified firstly by the abundance…