Performance Enhancement of a Small Scale Solar Driven Humidification-Dehumidification Water Desalination Unit
MLA Style: M. A. Rady, B. Bekhit, A. M. Abdelghani, A. M. Hegab, A. A. Abuhabaya "Performance Enhancement of a Small Scale Solar Driven Humidification-Dehumidification Water Desalination Unit" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 66.3 (2018): 202-206.
APA Style:M. A. Rady, B. Bekhit, A. M. Abdelghani, A. M. Hegab, A. A. Abuhabaya (2018). Performance Enhancement of a Small Scale Solar Driven Humidification-Dehumidification Water Desalination Unit. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 66(3), 202-206.
The present article reports on parametric analysis of the performance of solar driven humidification-dehumidification (HDH) small scale water desalination unit (WDU). Mathematical models of unit components are constructed in MATLAB environment. The effects of solar field hot water supply temperature and flow rate, WDU air flow rate, and water/air flow rate ratio on the performance of the plant have been investigated. A heat recovery system using hot rejected saline water is introduced to enhance the plant performance. The proposed heat recovery system is found to increase the plant gained-output ratio (GOR).
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Desalination, Humidification, dehumidification, solar, heat recovery