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Analysis of solar desalination system using heat pump

Amin, Zakaria Mohd. and Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam (2015) Analysis of solar desalination system using heat pump. Renewable Energy, 74. pp. 116-123. ISSN 0960-1481

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Abstract

This paper investigates a pilot desalination system which consists of a direct expansion solar assisted heat pump (DXSAHP) coupled to a single-effect evaporator unit. The working fluid used is R134a and distillate is obtained via falling film evaporation and flashing in the unit. Experiments have been conducted in both day and night meteorological conditions in Singapore and the effects of solar irradiation and compressor speed have been studied against the system performance. From the experiments, the Performance Ratio (PR) obtained ranges from 0.43 to 0.88, the average Coefficient of Performance (COP) was 8 and the highest distillate production recorded was 1.38 kg/h.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6548/40565
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar energy Heat pump Desalination
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ163.26 Energy conservation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Mohammad Nurul Alam / M N A Hawlader
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 11:34
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 10:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40565

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