Author(s): P.Gopal, Azhagiri Pon
Abstract: The motivation for this project is the limited availability of clean water resources and the abundance of impure water available for potential conversion into potable water. Our project goal is to efficiently produce clean drinkable water from solar energy conversion. To achieve this goal, a system was designed incorporating a parabolic solar trough coupled with a custom designed distillation device. The incoming solar radiation from the sun focused and concentrated onto a receiver pipe using a parabolic trough, heating the incoming impure water, at which point it is sprayed into our custom designed distillation device where it evaporates and is recondensed into pure potable water.