A Review on Wick Type Solar Still


Karan Kumar
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India.


Solar energy is available to mankind in excess and can be used for fulfilling the demand of drinkable water across the planet. To do so solar still are being used in different parts of the world. Solar radiation provides heat to evaporate the saline water inside the still and help in distillation. But, a conventional solar still does not generate enough distillate water so different modifications are being made in solar still. These modifications can be done to increase the evaporation rate, pre-heating saline water to kick start evaporation or to use thermal storage system. These are some of the modifications which are done to increase distillate output. So a review is done in this paper to identify different methods which are useful in increasing the distillate output of the still