Solar Energy, ( ISI ), Volume (135), Year (2016-1) , Pages (897-922)

Title : ( Solar stills: A review of the latest developments in numerical simulations )

Authors: Mojtaba Edalatpour , kiumars aryana , Ali Kianifar , G.N. Tiwari , O. Mahian , S. Wongwises ,

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Using solar stills in arid regions is one of the affordable solutions to provide the drinking water from brackish water sources. Improvement of the configuration of conventional solar stills to enhance the productivity has always been the concern of engineers and research-ers in the field of solar energy and related branches. Timeconsuming and costly processes of solar still fabrication motivate the scholars to perform mathematical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of solar stills to estimate the productivity. This paper presents the latest numerical studies on various types of solar stills including single slope, double slope, multi-effect, tubular and so on. The review unveils that many other studies can be conducted in the future on CFD simulation of solar stills where various techniques such as utilizing nanotechnology, reflectors, storage materials, fans, and fins have been considered for the efficiency enhancement of solar desalination systems.


, Solar stills, CFD simulations, Mathematical modeling, Productivity enhancement techniques
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author = {Edalatpour, Mojtaba and Aryana, Kiumars and Kianifar, Ali and G.N. Tiwari and O. Mahian and S. Wongwises},
title = {Solar stills: A review of the latest developments in numerical simulations},
journal = {Solar Energy},
year = {2016},
volume = {135},
month = {January},
issn = {0038-092X},
pages = {897--922},
numpages = {25},
keywords = {Solar stills; CFD simulations; Mathematical modeling; Productivity enhancement techniques},


%0 Journal Article
%T Solar stills: A review of the latest developments in numerical simulations
%A Edalatpour, Mojtaba
%A Aryana, Kiumars
%A Kianifar, Ali
%A G.N. Tiwari
%A O. Mahian
%A S. Wongwises
%J Solar Energy
%@ 0038-092X
%D 2016