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  • Research Article   
  • Innov Ener Res 2017, Vol 6(2): 176
  • DOI: 10.4172/2576-1463.1000176

Comparative Performance Analysis of Rectangular Shaped Solar Collector Basin with Reflector and Photo Catalyst

Khuda Buksh*, Sikandar Ali and Aamir Raza
Department of Energy and Environment Engineering, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author : Khuda Buksh, Lecturer, Department of Energy and Environment Engineering, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 26, 2017 / Accepted Date: Oct 30, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 11, 2017

Abstract

One of the basic requirements for every human being is the availability of clean drinking water, but about 1.1 billion people in the world lacked pure drinking water. Thfere several types of water purification processes used worldwide such as filtration, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet radiation, carbon absorption, but distillation and boiling is considered to be the most reliable among these process. In areas where water resources or tap water is not suitable for drinking without boiling or chemical treatment Water purification, such as distillation, plays an important role in providing clean drinking water. Distillation is the common method usually seen in nature in which the water on earth is heated by sun and then converted into a vapor (evaporation) and rises, leaving behind contaminants, to form clouds. The vapor converts back to water after it cools when the temperature in the upper atmosphere drops.

Water is essential for life. The origin and continuance of mankind is based on water. Developing countries face a significant problem in the supply of drinking water. With the increasing population and industrial growth and agricultural activities causes depletion of many fresh water resources due to rapid increase in need for energy and to overcome environmental concerns much attention is focused on renewable energy resources. Solar distillation is one of the non-conventional methods to desalinate brackish water or sea water. This work focuses on an experimental investigation by comparing the performance of two solar stills such as rectangular shape and basin shape solar still, with photo catalyst and reflector base solar still. The comparative performance study is analyzed for the same weather conditions with different design parameters and some important conclusions were assigned.

Keywords: Drinking water; Photo catalyst; Rectangular shape basin; Weather conditions

Citation: Buksh K, Ali S, Raza A (2017) Comparative Performance Analysis of Rectangular Shaped Solar Collector Basin with Reflector and Photo Catalyst. Innov Ener Res 6: 176. Doi: 10.4172/2576-1463.1000176

Copyright: ©2017 Buksh K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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