03.2020.75.85

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF A NEW PASSIVE SOLAR STILL DESIGN FOR WATER DESALINATION

Author(s):
Farhan Lafta Rashid†*, Abbas Sahi Shareef‡, & Hasan Fathi Alwan‡

Affiliation(s):
†Petroleum Engineering Department/ University of Kerbala-Iraq

‡Mechanical Engineering Department/ University of Kerbala-Iraq

*Corresponding Author Email: engfarhan71@gmail.com

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To produce pure water, it is known that the desalination of saltwater using solar systems and since a long time is a practical solution, especially in remote areas of rural, which suffer from the scarcity of drinking water due to poor infrastructure, many of which are not connected to the national water grid. The model was produced in ANSYS-CFD. The simulation was performed transient state to validate Practical experiments on solar distillation performance under the different climatic conditions of the city of Karbala, Iraq (latitude 32.6 °N and longitude 44.02 °E). The results of the ANSYS CFD simulation compared with the results obtained from conducting experiments, it showed a good agreement to solar still performance. Finally, it is clear that the simulation results are the ANSYS-CFD is a very important method for analyzing the solar still performance.