Experimental Study of Solar Still Under Influence of Various Conditions

  • Mowaffaq Ali Hammadi College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
  • Najim Abid Jasim College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
Keywords: solar still, insulation, water level, and yield Output.


In the present work, experimental tests was done to explain the effect of insulation and water level on the yield output. Linear basin, single slope solar still used to do this purpose. The test was done from May to August 2017 in Mosul City-Iraq (Latitude: Longitude: Elevation: 200 m, and  South-East face). Experimental results showed that the yield output of the still increased by 20.785% and 19.864% in case of using thermal insulation at 4cm and 5cm respectively, also the yield output decrease by 15.134% as the water level increase from 4 to 5cm, with the presence of insulation and 14.147% without it. It has been conclude that the insulation and water level play important role in the process of passive solar desalination, also the desalination process has significant value at night and cannot be ignored.



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Hammadi, M. and Jasim, N. (2019) “Experimental Study of Solar Still Under Influence of Various Conditions”, Journal of Engineering, 25(2), pp. 57-71. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2019.02.04.