Modeling and Simulation of a Streaming Plane Solar Collector of a Modular Solar Still
In this paper, we present a numerical study of a streaming collector of a modular solar distillation system working in natural convection mode. Equations governing the heat and mass exchange are established using the nodal method. Results determined the temperature evolution of the various components of the streaming collector. These temperatures increase along the solar collector. The variation of the evaporated yield and the relative humidity are identical to water vapor temperature variation. The effect of different parameters as solar radiation, water flow rate and gap glass-absorber on the solar collector vapour production are also examined. Result shows that increasing the solar radiation leads to more production of the water vapour. On the other hand, increasing the water flow rate and the gap glass-absorber decreases the production of water vapour.