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Solar stills for agricultural purposesBasic concepts of using desalinated water for agricultural purposes are outlined. A mathematical model describing heat and mass transfer in a system combining a solar still with a greenhouse, its solution, and test results of a small-scale unit built at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, are discussed. The unit was employed to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the system. Further development and modifications are necessary for larger-scale operations. The basis of an optimization study which is underway at the Brace Research Institute of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, aimed at finding the best combination of design and operation parameters is also presented.
Document ID
19750049900
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Selcuk, M. K. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Tran, V. V.
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Solar Energy
Volume: 17
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Funding Number(s)
OTHER: NATO-508
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
PROJECT: TNRC PROJECT MAG-247
Distribution Limits
Public
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