Experimental studies on double-effect solar distillers

  • Ho-Ming Yeh
  • Lie-Chaing Chen
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Abstract

Application of the multiple-effect concept to the direct utilization of solar energy in atmospheric distillation of saline water has been investigated experimentally. Considerable improvements in productivity are obtained because of re-use of latent heat, especially for high levels of insolation. It is found that a double-effect solar still (with two glass covers on the top. liquid feed as coolant and preheated on the outside surface of the bottom plate) may yield high productivity. © 1987.

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  • Ho-Ming Yeh

  • Lie-Chaing Chen

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