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RESEARCH PAPERS

Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of a Novel Multistage Evacuated Solar Still

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Yousif A. Abakr

School of Engineering, Taylor’s College Subang Jaya, No. 1 Jalan SS15/8 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Ahmad F. Ismail

Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University, Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

J. Sol. Energy Eng 127(3), 381-385 (Jul 20, 2005) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1866145 History: Received September 18, 2003; Revised July 21, 2004; Online July 20, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Average global radiation at the testing site for July–August 2003
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Average ambient temperature during the test period
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The total and individual stages daily yield at different internal pressures
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Daily yield of the multistage evacuated solar still (0.7 bar)
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Temperature variation at the different stages of the solar still
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Variation of temperature difference between the solar still stages
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Temperature difference between the first two stages versus the rate of heat input
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Variation of the still productivity versus internal pressure
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Variation of the estimated still productivity with the still height
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Stress contours on the cylindrical type model of the solar still
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The complete assembly of the multistage evacuated solar still
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Contours of the liquid volume fraction
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Schematic diagram of the evacuated multistage solar still

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