An Experimental Study on the Condensation Characteristics with Solar Radiation and Tilted Angles

  • Kim, Byung-Chul (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chosun University) ;
  • Koh, Young-Ha (Department of Science & Technology Chosun College University) ;
  • Lee, Cheun-Gi (Department of Mechanical Engineering Graduate School, Chosun University)
  • Published : 2009.12.31


In this paper, effective ways to produce distilled water with solar radiation was investigated. Four different boxes of condensation systems were compared. The bottoms of the boxes were identical, but the angles of the top collecting plates were different. During the solar radiation, condensation did not occur. Condensation started when solar radiation was decreased. The maximum condensation was found when the temperatures of the top and bottom parts were equal. The condensation was continued until sunrise with gradually reduced rate. When the collecting plate angle was $45^{\circ}$, condensation was the highest compared with other angles.



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