Effect of Operational Parameters on the Production of a Solar Distiller Coupled to a Hybrid Photovoltaic Thermal Collector
American Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 1-5
Received: Sep. 2, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 1, 2016; Published: Feb. 21, 2017
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Maifi Lyes, Laboratory Physics Chemistry of Semi Conductor, Physics Department, Exact Sciences Faculty, Constantine University, Constantine, Algeria
Kerbache Tahar, Laboratory Physics Chemistry of Semi Conductor, Physics Department, Exact Sciences Faculty, Constantine University, Constantine, Algeria
Hioual Ouided, Laboratory Physics Chemistry of Semi Conductor, Physics Department, Exact Sciences Faculty, Constantine University, Constantine, Algeria
Chari Abdelhamid, Laboratory Physics Chemistry of Semi Conductor, Physics Department, Exact Sciences Faculty, Constantine University, Constantine, Algeria
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Abstract
It is universally recognized that the lack of water on the one hand, and the depletion of fossil fuels on the other hand are one of the major challenges of our century, the face these critical issues, desalination of salt water and/or brackish water appears as one of the possible solutions to the survival of humanity. Among the techniques used in this field, and needs relatively low drinking water, solar distillation can be a very good solution especially for arid and desert zones. In order to improve the production of solar stills, our work focuses on the coupling of a flat plate solar distiller with a flat collector to ensure preheating distilled water. We prepared heat balances at the distiller and describe their sensor transient thermal behavior. Next, we used the RK4 method to solve systems of equations obtained. The numerical results clearly show the influence of various parameters on the daily production of this system.
Keywords
Flat Plate Distiller, Collector, Preheating, Production, Sensor
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Maifi Lyes, Kerbache Tahar, Hioual Ouided, Chari Abdelhamid, Effect of Operational Parameters on the Production of a Solar Distiller Coupled to a Hybrid Photovoltaic Thermal Collector, American Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ajee.20170501.11
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