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Keywords: Potable Water, Solar Still, Distillation, Condensing Cover, Nano-condensing Covers
Researcher: Pandey Richa
Guide(s): Dr. Pradeep K. Varshney
Registration Date: 20.02.2010
Abstract: Fresh water is the basic necessity for the survival of human life. It is the foremost requirement for all our domestic, industrial and agricultural growth. Supplying potable water is still one of the biggest challenging jobs in different parts of the world especially in remote areas. Solar stills can be the best solution for providing potable water in these areas where availability of solar energy is plenty but water quality is not up to the mark. Solar stills are cheap and have low maintenance cost but the only problem attributed to this meaningful device is its low productivity. newlineIn the proposed problem, extensive research work will be carried out to analyze the water and glass temperatures of solar still and thus to obtain the distillate using the experimental observations for outdoor distillation. Nano-coated condensing covers of different materials like Indium tin oxide (ITO), Fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) and Graphene will be used. As they have high transmission as compared to simple glass cover, so their nano coating will give considerable distillate. A detailed comparison of the performance of solar stills having nano-coated condensing covers with conventional single slope solar still will be done. newline newline
Language: English
Appears in Department:Department of Chemistry

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