Performance evaluation of an inverted absorber solar still integrated with a refrigeration cycle and an inverted absorber solar still

Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab, Yousuf Y. Al-Hatmi

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Abstract

The performances of inverted absorber solar still integrated with a refrigeration cycle (RIASS) and an inverted absorber solar still (IASS) were experimentally investigated under identical operational and weather conditions. It was found that more yield of fresh water was achieved in RIASS as compared to IASS. The study revealed that the depth of the feed was inversely proportional to the productivity of the IASS. Hence, the daily production of the IASS was increased by reducing water depth in the basin. However, in the RIASS, the inverse behavior was reported. The daily yields from RIASS were 6.4, 10.08 and 9.5. l/day at water depths 4, 6 and 8. cm respectively. The respective daily yields achieved from the IASS were 3.41, 3.24 and 2.92. l/day that were lower than that of the RIASS. Also in case of RIASS, it was found that the night production was more as compared to the daytime production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-648
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy for Sustainable Development
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Inverted absorber solar still
  • Oman
  • Refrigerated inverted absorber solar still
  • Water depth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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