Journal cover Journal topic
Drinking Water Engineering and Science An interactive open-access journal
Journal topic

Journal metrics

CiteScore value: 2.2
CiteScore
2.2
SNIP value: 0.828
SNIP0.828
SJR value: 0.391
SJR0.391
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 16
Scimago H
index
16
Preprints
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-2020-28
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-2020-28
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  09 Sep 2020

09 Sep 2020

Review status
This preprint is currently under review for the journal DWES.

Factorial design of experiment (DOE) for modeling solar still parameters

Malik Al-Abed Allah, Mohammad Abu Abbas, and Moath Maqableh Malik Al-Abed Allah et al.
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Abstract. Water scarcity is a major threat to the future due to the fact that the pollution rate of freshwater resources is getting increased rapidly. At the same time, the level of water usage is dramatically increased. Hence, to fulfill the water demand, converting the brackish, saline water into pure water is one of the viable solutions. Desalination using solar still is a simple technique among various techniques available for salinity removal. Researchers have consistently attempted to improve the performance of solar stills due to poor productivity. This article highlights various factors that have an impact on the performance of the solar still such as solar radiation, basin area, saline water depth, insulation material, the thickness of glass cover, and wind speed. In order to achieve high performance via optimization of the effected parameters required for solar still, the design of experiments (DOE) can determine the most effective parameters and eliminate the least important ones. Moreover, solar still is often complex and time-consuming due to the various parameters that must be taken into consideration. Furthermore, this research focuses on reducing the computing time and determines the most significant parameters of the solar still, such as Basin area, saline water depth, and solar radiation. The theoretical results demonstrate that the most important factor that affects solar still productivity is basin area, saline water depth, and solar radiation respectively. While the insulation thermal conductivity, ambient temperature, and glass thickness have no effect on the performance of still.

Malik Al-Abed Allah et al.

Interactive discussion

Status: open (extended)
Status: open (extended)
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
[Subscribe to comment alert] Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Malik Al-Abed Allah et al.

Malik Al-Abed Allah et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 117 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
93 20 4 117 8 10
  • HTML: 93
  • PDF: 20
  • XML: 4
  • Total: 117
  • BibTeX: 8
  • EndNote: 10
Views and downloads (calculated since 09 Sep 2020)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 09 Sep 2020)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 120 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 119 with geography defined and 1 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Saved

No saved metrics found.

Discussed

No discussed metrics found.
Latest update: 29 Nov 2020
Publications Copernicus
Download
Citation