Solar energy; Distillation; Heat and mass transfer
This paper presents the annual performance of an active solar still. Analytical expressions for water and glass cover
temperatures and yield have been derived in terms of design and climatic parameters. Numerical computations have been
carried out for Delhi climatic conditions (latitude = 28 ° 35' N, longitude = 77 ° 12'E). It has been observed that for given
parameters, the annual yield is optimum when the collector inclination is 20 ° and the still glass cover inclination is 15 °.