Developments in solar still desalination systems: A critical review

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/565969
Title:
Developments in solar still desalination systems: A critical review
Authors:
Ayoub, George M.; Malaeb, Lilian
Abstract:
Solar still desalination uses a sustainable and pollution-free source to produce high-quality water. The main limitation is low productivity and this has been the focus of intensive research. A major concern while increasing productivity is to maintain economic feasibility and simplicity. The authors present a critical review of the research work conducted on solar stills development. Studies addressing each parameter of concern are grouped together and results compared. Novelty in design and newly introduced features are presented. Modeling efforts of flow circulation within the still and methods to estimate internal heat transfer coefficients are discussed and future research needs are outlined. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Publisher:
Informa UK Limited
Journal:
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Issue Date:
Oct-2012
DOI:
10.1080/10643389.2011.574104
Type:
Article
ISSN:
10643389
Sponsors:
The authors would like to acknowledge the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research and the Middle East Desalination Research Center, Oman, for financially supporting this work.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorAyoub, George M.en
dc.contributor.authorMalaeb, Lilianen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-12T08:57:25Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-12T08:57:25Zen
dc.date.issued2012-10en
dc.identifier.issn10643389en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10643389.2011.574104en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/565969en
dc.description.abstractSolar still desalination uses a sustainable and pollution-free source to produce high-quality water. The main limitation is low productivity and this has been the focus of intensive research. A major concern while increasing productivity is to maintain economic feasibility and simplicity. The authors present a critical review of the research work conducted on solar stills development. Studies addressing each parameter of concern are grouped together and results compared. Novelty in design and newly introduced features are presented. Modeling efforts of flow circulation within the still and methods to estimate internal heat transfer coefficients are discussed and future research needs are outlined. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research and the Middle East Desalination Research Center, Oman, for financially supporting this work.en
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.subjectdesignen
dc.subjectmodelingen
dc.subjectproductivityen
dc.subjectsolar stillen
dc.titleDevelopments in solar still desalination systems: A critical reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalCritical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technologyen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanonen
kaust.authorMalaeb, Lilianen
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