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Modeling and performance evaluation of parabolic trough solar collector desalination system

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Thematic Areas : Wireless Network and Application

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings.

Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, 2018.

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Department : Mechanical Engineering, Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA)

Year : 2018

Abstract : Renewable energy employing desalination is a fast growing field of research. Solar technology employing water desalination is sustainable solution for dry region with scarcity of water. High potential of solar energy is used for purification of saltwater. The paper is concerned with an experimental study of parabolic trough solar collector desalination setup with tracking system manufactured to facilitate capturing of sunlight with respective sun position. Desalination assisted by parabolic trough collector with horizontally north-south orientation. Concentrating the solar irradiation to the focal line containing receiver tube of parabolic trough, where saline water inside receiver tube is heated up and produce steam. In the condenser, steam condenses and in the outlet of condenser potable water has been formed. During the research evaluation of parabolic trough performance using different receiver tube of stainless steel and glass covered copper tube had done. From the experiments, it is observed that the performance of parabolic trough solar collector strongly depend on solar light tracking and focal receiver. Also physical and chemical analysis of both input saline water and desalinated water had done. Desalination setup has a yield of 2 Litre/m2. © 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Cite this Research Publication : Chandni Arun and Sreekumar, P. C., “Modeling and performance evaluation of parabolic trough solar collector desalination system”, in Materials Today: Proceedings, 2018.

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