Water film cooling over the glass cover of a solar still including evaporation effects

Bassam A.K. Abu-Hijleh, Hasan A. Mousa

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The effect of water film cooling of the glass cover on the efficiency of a single-basin still has been investigated numerically. Proper use of the film-cooling parameters may increase the still efficiency by up to 20%. On the other hand, a poor combination of these parameters leads to a significant reduction in efficiency. The presence of the cooling film neutralizes the effect of wind speed on still efficiency. Only a small fraction of the cooling film evaporates as it passes over the glass cover.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Energy(all)

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