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dc.contributor.authorLee, Kevin-
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-12T15:43:54Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-12T15:43:54Z-
dc.date.created2016-04-28-
dc.date.issued2016-07-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01ht24wm893-
dc.description.abstractA solar still is a device that distills fresh water from a closed basin of impure water. Puriﬁed water evaporates due to the sun’s radiant energy, condenses onto the roof of the basin, and is collected. This study aims to increase the productivity of a single-eﬀect solar still prototype by implementing a boehmite-coated aluminum mesh cylinder into the still, which increases its evaporative surface area. Given the experimental conditions of four outdoor trials, we concluded that doing so allows distillate production to begin 1 hour earlier even on days with a lower rate of solar radiation, although the rate of production stays the same during production hours. As a result of the earlier production time, we found that the modiﬁed solar still had a higher total daily production and a higher eﬃciency compared to the unmodiﬁed solar still. The clarity of these results can be accentuated by insulating the solar still prototype, increasing the size of the rotating cylinder to maximize the increase in surface area, and cooling the cover glass to facilitate condensation.en_US
dc.format.extent57 pages*
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEnhancement of Single-Effect Solar Still Productivity Using a Rotating Aluminum Mesh Cylinderen_US
dc.typePrinceton University Senior Theses-
pu.date.classyear2016en_US
pu.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
pu.pdf.coverpageSeniorThesisCoverPage-
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