NUMERICAL STUDY OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER OPTIMIZATION IN A 3D INCLINED SOLAR DISTILLER

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Lioua KOLSI Kaouther GHACHEM Chamseddine MAATKI Naif ALSHAMMARI Hakan F. OZTOP Mohamed Naceur BORJINI Habib BEN AISSIA Khaled Al-SALEM

Abstract

A numerical study of the 3D double-diffusive natural convection in an inclined solar distiller was established. The flow is considered laminar and caused by the interaction of thermal energy and the chemical species diffusions. The governing equations of the problem, are formulated using vector potential-vorticity formalism in its three- dimensional form, then solved by the finite volumes method. The Rayleigh number is fixed at Ra=105 and effects of the buoyancy ratio and inclination are studied for opposed temperature and concentration gradients. The main purpose of the study is to find the optimum inclination angle of the distiller which promotes the maximum mass and heat transfer.

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KOLSI, Lioua et al. NUMERICAL STUDY OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER OPTIMIZATION IN A 3D INCLINED SOLAR DISTILLER. Thermal Science, [S.l.], mar. 2017. ISSN 2334-7163. Available at: <http://thermal-science.tech/journal/index.php/thsci/article/view/2128>. Date accessed: 28 july 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150323161G.
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Received 2017-03-02
Accepted 2017-03-13
Published 2017-03-13

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