Yield of an improved solar still: numerical approach

Publication year: 2011
Source: Energy Procedia, Volume 6, 2011, Pages 610-617

M., Boubekri , A., Chaker

In this work we propose to improve the production of active solar still by the use on the one hand, of external and internal reflectors in order to increase the rate of received overall solar radiation and on the other hand by using a thermal storage tank of in order to feed the still of the hot water for the night period. The input parameters of the computer program include the climatic conditions concerning Constantine town, Algeria (36 0 70’ N, 6 0 37’ E) for typical winter, spring and summer days. The results obtained show without ambiguity that the…