Evaluating Potable Water Production of a Single Slope Solar Still for Waste Water under Jordan Climate Conditions

Abdullah. N. Olimat, Tayseer Abu Rahma, Ahmad S. Awad, Ayman Alaween


The scarcity of potable water constitutes a major problem in underdeveloped and also some developing countries. Economical and applicable water desalination solar still coupled with a solar collector was designed and investigated experimentally. Solar still can be considered an appropriate solution for solving the water scarcity in remote and semi-arid areas. The aim of this work is to determine the performance and productivity of a single slope solar still system using different operational parameters such as ambient temperature and solar intensity. The experimental results showed that water production is significantly affected by the solar radiation intensity during the day and the instantaneous productivity of distilled water increases gradually during the experiment. The water production reaches its maximum value of 0.13 L/m² at 13:00 pm were the solar radiation is higher.

Keywords: Feed water, Instantaneous productivity, solar still, solar radiation intensity, Potable water.

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