Simulation Modeling of Floating Cum Tilted-Wick Type Solar Still
R. K. Aruna , B. Janarthanan
Department of Physics, Karpagam University, Coimbatore â 641021, Tamilnadu, India
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An attempt has been made to simulate the floating cum tilted-wick type solar still in the climatic conditions of Chennai and Visakapatnam. The still has been designed, fabricated and experimentally analyzed in the Department of Physics, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India. The parametric influence on the performance of the proposed system has been found and presented. The results have shown that the performance of the system is mainly influenced by the water mass flow rate of salt water in the tilted-wick portion, absorptivity of the wick surface and the intensity of solar radiation. It is also found that the performance of the proposed floating cum tilted-wick type solar still is better in both Chennai and Visakapatnam and the design is suitable for large scale installations to produce distilled water with less maintenance.