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Title: Simulation and experimental study of a solar heat pump desalination system
Authors: Hawlader, M.N.A. 
Tjandra, T.B.
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Hawlader, M.N.A.,Tjandra, T.B. (2007). Simulation and experimental study of a solar heat pump desalination system. ISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007 3 : 2179-2183. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: With the rising price of oil and gas, the energy cost of desalination process increases significantly. Also, the consumption of fuel to provide thermal and electrical energy in a desalination process will pollute the environment. Therefore, it is necessary to find a new source of energy which is clean and renewable. Solar energy fulfills this challenge to a great extent. An experimental rig was constructed in order to investigate the use of solar energy in desalination. A series of experiments were performed under the meteorological conditions of Singapore. A simulation study was then performed for the system, and comparisons of the predicted and experimental results showed good agreement. The experimental system is capable of producing 1 liter of water per hour. The system has a coefficient of performance that varies from 5 to 9, and a performance ratio of 0.6 to 1.38. Copyright © (2007) by the International Solar Energy Society.
Source Title: ISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007
ISBN: 9781622765447
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