Effect of plastic fins on a traditional solar still's efficiency

Abderrahmane Khechekhouche, A. M. de Oliveira Siqueira, Nabil Elsharif

Abstract


Solar distillation is a relatively straightforward and environmental method. It is used in many countries and especially in isolated areas to treat polluted water. In this context, two similar solar stills of 50 x 50 cm were used in the same climatic conditions in order to test the influence of plastic fins on the performance of this device. The results show that there is a negative effect on the output of the distiller with a rate of 8.8 %. So this way is not recommended for researchers in this field.


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Solar energy, Solar distillation, Water output, Pure water.

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