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Title: Study of heat and mass transfer in indoor conditions for distillation
Authors: Tiwari, G N
Tripathi, Rajesh
Keywords: Distillation
Heat and mass transfer
Purification of brackish water
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Desalination, 154(2), 161-169
Abstract: An indoor simulation study was carried out to evaluate heat and mass transfer relation for a semi-cylindrical metallic (opaque) condensing cover for higher yields at different operating temperatures under free and forced modes of operation. The objective is to design a distillation unit for higher yield for commercialization, particularly in India. Experiments have been conducted for the operating temperature range of 40°C to 80°C in a steady-state condition by using constant temperature bath. Data (temperature and yield) obtained from experimentation have been used to determine the values of coefficient C and n and, consequently, convective as well as evaporative heat transfer coefficients. It is inferred that a higher yield is obtained with an increase of temperature in the forced mode of operation as compared to that in the natural mode of operation due to a fast release of heat from the condensing cover.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/1169
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