Solar Distillation System Based on Multiple-Effect Diffusion Type Still

Bin-Juine Huang, Tze-Ling Chong, Hsien-Shun Chang, Po-Hsien Wu, Yeong-Chuan Kao

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The present study intends to develop a high-performance solar-assisted desalination system (SADS) using multi-effect diffusion type still (MEDS) and the vacuum tube solar collector (VTSC). A MEDS prototype was designed and built. The measured result is very close to the estimation. The 10-effect MEDS will produce pure water at about 13.7 L/day/m2 collector area at a solar irradiation of 600 W/m2 and 19.7 L/day/m2 collector area at solar irradiation 800 W/m2. For 20-effect still, the yield rate increase is 32% compared to 10-effect still.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-50
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUK-C1-014-12
Acknowledgements: This publication is based on work supported by Award No.KUK-C1-014-12, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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