Theoretical Analysis of Continuous Heat Extraction from Absorber of Solar Still for Improving the Productivity

  • Elsayed El-Agouz Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt
  • Abd Elnaby Kabeel Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt
  • Jothirathinam Subramani Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.A. Engineering College, India
  • A. Muthu Manokar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, India
  • Thirugnanasambantham Arunkumar Institute for Energy Studies, Anna University, India
  • Ravishankar Sathyamurthy Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt; Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.A. Engineering College, India
  • Parasumanna Krishnamurthy Nagarajan Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.A. Engineering College, India
  • Devarajan Magesh Babu Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.A. Engineering College, India

Abstract

This paper communicates the theoretical analysis of continuous waste heat extraction from the other side of absorber plate. For theoretical analysis two conditions are determined one is the mass of water in the absorber and another one is mass flow rate of water around the absorber plate. Results indicated that the water temperature is reached maximum at 10 kg of mass and 5 kg/hr mass flow of water and the heat extracted from the absorber is higher at optimum mass flow of 5 kg/hr. Also, the higher temperature difference between the water and the collector cover is found during the off-shine period. The maximum achievable hourly productivity of 0.9 and 0.5 kg is found for the solar still with and without circulation respectively. The yield from present model with continuous heat extraction is increased from 3 to 5.5 kg/m2. As the approached method is more new to the society it may be determined by Agouz- Nagarajan- Sathyamurthy (ANS) model.

Keywords: continuous extraction, waste heat, absorber, solar still, improved yield
Published online
2018-03-21
How to Cite
El-Agouz, E., Kabeel, A., Subramani, J., Manokar, A. M., Arunkumar, T., Sathyamurthy, R., Nagarajan, P. and Babu, D. (2018) “Theoretical Analysis of Continuous Heat Extraction from Absorber of Solar Still for Improving the Productivity”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, 62(3), pp. 187-195. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPme.11213.
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