Water film cooling over the glass cover of a solar still including evaporation effects

Bassam A.K. Abu-Hijleh*, Hasan A. Mousa

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The effect of water film cooling of the glass cover on the efficiency of a single-basin still has been investigated numerically. Proper use of the film-cooling parameters may increase the still efficiency by up to 20%. On the other hand, a poor combination of these parameters leads to a significant reduction in efficiency. The presence of the cooling film neutralizes the effect of wind speed on still efficiency. Only a small fraction of the cooling film evaporates as it passes over the glass cover.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pollution
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Energy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Building and Construction
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation


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