Augmentation Of Yield On Double Slope Single Basin Solar Still By Wick Materials
Abstract- Life on the earth depends on the availability of water and nowadays this vital resource is drying out rapidly. Solar
distillation is one of the green technology in which hard (waste) water can be used to obtain potable water. Usage of wick
material can increase the evaporation rate and thus materials like sponge, jute and cotton have effect on the still productivity.
In this technical paper, the productivity of still with sponge, jute, cotton are experimentally measured and compared with
simple still. It is observed that productivity increased by 11% on sponge, 15% on cotton and 19% on jute when compared with
that of simple still.
Index Terms- Still Productivity, Sponge, Jute, Cotton.