Nanoparticles Enhanced Phase Change Material (NPCM) as Heat Storage in Solar Still Application for Productivity Enhancement


Whereas other researchers used various active and passive techniques to improve the productivity of solar still, this paper uses nanoparticles impregnated in phase change material (NPCM) for productivity enhancement. The solar still is fabricated individually with phase change material (PCM) and NPCM and analyzed both experimentally and theoretically. It is found that the solar still with PCM yielded 1.96 kg/0.5m2 whereas the solar still with NPCM yielded 2.64 kg/0.5m2. There was 35% improvement in productivity observed in solar still with NPCM as against solar still with PCM. The experimental results were validated with the predicted results and the discrepancy was found to be ±10%. Hence it is concluded that NPCM has better potential than PCM for solar still applications

Publication DOI:
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Funding: Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF), University Grants Commission (UGC), India.
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy storage,solar still,phase change material,nano particles,productivity,paraffin
Publication ISSN: 1876-6102
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 07:36
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 08:55
Full Text Link: http://linkingh ... 876610217354152
Related URLs: https://www.sco ... dc90e9fc996d046 (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-12-19
Published Online Date: 2017-12-19
Accepted Date: 2017-12-19
Authors: Winfred Rufuss, D. Dsilva
Iniyan, S.
Suganthi, L.
Davies, Philip A (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4783-1234)

Export / Share Citation


Additional statistics for this record