• Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Center For Innovation

Double slope single basin solar still

The solar distillation is a simple way of producing distilled water, using heat energy. The impure water stored in the basin gets evaporated by the heat supply from solar radiation entering through the glazing surface where it condenses. The condensate drains down towards the distillate channel due to sloped glazing surface. Then the condensate is collected in the distillate channel. Finally, the distilled water is collected in a storage tank and used for various applications. By incorporating the storage thermal medium the productivity is increased and the solar still can function even in night time.