Numerical Simulation of the Direct Application of Compound Parabolic Concentrators to a Single Effect Basin Solar Still

Joshua Pearce 7 PAGES (3972 WORDS) Article
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As regional shortages of fresh water become more prevalent, solar distillation using a single-effect basin holds promise as a method to bring low-cost, clean, and ecologically-responsible water to remote area dwellers. Compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs) can be used to direct more light onto the still increasing the throughput and efficiency of these passive solar devices. A computer program has been developed that uses the properties of materials and the solar energy characteristics of the site to calculate the increase in output of water due to reflectors of different height. For reflector 2.5 times the width of the still, the output per unit area per day roughly triples with only ~10% increase in cost and moderate maintenance (weekly tilts), indicating that CPCs have a significant economic advantage in producing solar distilled water.

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APA

Joshua, P (2019). Numerical Simulation of the Direct Application of Compound Parabolic Concentrators to a Single Effect Basin Solar Still. Afribary.com: Retrieved March 09, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/numerical-simulation-of-the-direct-application-of-compound-parabolic-concentrators-to-a-single-effect-basin-solar-still

MLA 8th

Pearce, Joshua. "Numerical Simulation of the Direct Application of Compound Parabolic Concentrators to a Single Effect Basin Solar Still" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 22 Apr. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/numerical-simulation-of-the-direct-application-of-compound-parabolic-concentrators-to-a-single-effect-basin-solar-still . Accessed 09 Mar. 2021.

MLA7

Pearce, Joshua. "Numerical Simulation of the Direct Application of Compound Parabolic Concentrators to a Single Effect Basin Solar Still". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 22 Apr. 2019. Web. 09 Mar. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/numerical-simulation-of-the-direct-application-of-compound-parabolic-concentrators-to-a-single-effect-basin-solar-still >.

Chicago

Pearce, Joshua. "Numerical Simulation of the Direct Application of Compound Parabolic Concentrators to a Single Effect Basin Solar Still" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed March 09, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/numerical-simulation-of-the-direct-application-of-compound-parabolic-concentrators-to-a-single-effect-basin-solar-still