Development of A Laboratory-Scale Solar Water Distiller

Authors(5) :-Hassan, M. A., Raji A., Aminu Y. D., Godi N. Y.

In this work, a solar water distiller capable of converting impure/saline water into pure/potable water for laboratory and small scale purposes was designed. The design was based on heat transfer processes that involve radiation, convection and conduction. The designed distiller of ?0.70m?^2 base area was constructed from mild steel sheet, glass, wood, glass fibre, aluminium sheet and angle iron. Performance evaluation of the constructed distiller was carried out in the month of April, 2014.on the average, The designed model produced 1.7litres of pure water averagely from 21litres of brine water in a period of six hours of a sunny day at an average solar insolation of 547.36W/m2 (15th 21st of April 2014). The thermal efficiency of the distillation system is 29%. It is recommended that further work be done to improve the efficiency of the system, ascertain the purity of the distilled water produced and provide a flush in the basin for draining the impure water when necessary.

Authors and Affiliations

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P. M. B 2076, Yola, Nigeria
M. A.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P. M. B 2076, Yola, Nigeria
Raji A.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P. M. B 2076, Yola, Nigeria
Aminu Y. D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P. M. B 2076, Yola, Nigeria
Godi N. Y.

Basin, Brine, Distiller, Evaporation, Solar, Temperature, Water.

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 5 | July-August 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 39-46
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET17331162
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Hassan, M. A., Raji A., Aminu Y. D., Godi N. Y., " Development of A Laboratory-Scale Solar Water Distiller, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.39-46, July-August-2017.
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