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    • ISSN: 2010-0221
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(3): 185-188 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.99

Concentrated Parabolic Solar Distiller with latent heat storage capacity

M.Gowtham, M.Sharath Chander, K.V.Sri Saila Mallikarujanan, and N.Karthikeyan

Abstract—In this research work is desalination is done by concentrating solar thermal energy through a parabolic trough concentrator. Studies were made improving the evaporation rate of the system. This is done through increasing the energy storage capacity through paraffin wax as latent heat storage material, maintaining low depths and utilization of various scrap materials for heat storage. Measurements of productivity in ml were taken between 10 A.M to 5 P.M. productivity improved by 54% on the performing all modifications.

Index Terms—Desalination, Evaporation rate, Solar, Latentheat storage material, Parabolic trough concentrator.

Gowtham.M et with Department of Mechanical Engineering,Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.E-mail:


Cite: M. Gowtham, M. Sharath Chander, K. V. Sri Saila Mallikarujanan, and N.Karthikeyan, "Concentrated Parabolic Solar Distiller with latent heat storage capacity," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 185-188, 2011.

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