Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 618-630 April-June 2008

 

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF SINGLE SLOPED GREEN HOUSE SOLAR STILL

 

B. Selvakumar*, R. Jayaprakash1 and Sanjay Kumar2

1. Department of Physics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu (India)
2. Department of Physics, BR Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar (India)

 

Received on : October 4, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

This paper presents the performance and distillate yield analysis of a single sloped green house solar still for growing plants in cold climates through better utilization of the available sunlight. A green house solar still of area 0.20m x 0.50m along with still water storage area 0.50m x 0.50m is constructed using stainless steel. Sides of the basin are well insulated to prevent heat losses. The still body consists of a step type basin insulated at the bottom with glass wool. There is a parallel openening at base of the step for the circulation of air to green house channel. Slits are closed to prevent the air flow for solar still study.

 

Keywords : Solar still, Water collection, Efficiency, Greenhouse, Fossil fuel

 

 

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