Meta Description: A tilted wick solar still consisting of a transparent cover and a wick as absorber/evaporator is one of the simplest types of solar stills. Compared with a basin type still consisting of a transparent cover and a basin liner.
A flat plate reflector is an inexpensive and simple modification to increase the distillate productivity of tilted wick stills. However, there had been few reports about tilted wick stills with a flat plate reflector, and a quantitative analysis of the effect of a flat plate reflector on tilted wick stills had not been done. The top reflector is assumed to be set vertically in spring and autumn, and inclined forwards slightly in winter and backwards slightly in summer. It was found that a top reflector as well as a bottom reflector can be used to increase distillate productivity of the still by adjusting the inclinations of both the still and the reflector appropriately according to the seasons.
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