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Solar-assisted still with vapor-compression option

Authors
Journal
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0011-9164
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0011-9164(00)88362-9
Disciplines
  • Economics

Abstract

Abstract In this paper, a scheme is proposed where steam, generated from solar collectors, is used to drive a multiple-effect still with novel high performance rotating-disk wiped-film evaporators, thus resulting in an order of magnitude reduction of collector area. Mechanical energy to drive pumps and other accessories would be provided by a fuel-powered heat engine. During extended sunless periods, an engine drives a vapor compressor connected across some of the effects and keeps the plant operating at reduced capacity. Preliminary analysis indicate favorable economics for a medium capacity plant.

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