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Investigation of Factors Affecting Performance of Solar Still

Pang , Chang-Tze (2016) Investigation of Factors Affecting Performance of Solar Still. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Clean water has been at a fairly unchanged level since the beginning of the earth, however, life forms on earth increase as each seconds pass. Solar still is developed to purify water using solar energy and make use of processes such as evaporation and condensation. However, there are many factors affecting the performance of a solar still. The main purposes of this project is to investigate the factors mentioned. Angle of glass cover inclination has a significant effect on solar still performance, the angle of glass cover should be as close to the angle of azimuth at the location as possible. Solar still is able to capture the most sun irradiance when sun makes a perpendicular direction on the glass cover. On the other hand, presence of heat storage material in solar still increase the heat capacity of water and thus increase the yield of clean water from the system. 10° inclination cover is able to produce approximately 500ml of water from experiment in this research. However, the theoretical yield is calculated as 840ml. 10° being closest to experiment location, 4°N has the highest yield.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Materials - Engineering materials - Metals alloys - Fabrication
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 16:40
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 16:40
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/17243

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