Treatment of Brackish Water Using Acrylic Solar Still with Concentrating Dish

IJEP 42(3): 350-356 : Vol. 42 Issue. 3 (March 2022)

M.R. Deepak Chakravarthy, V. Gopalakannan, S. Vengadesh Prasanth and V. Yogeshwaran*

Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


Water is essential for each and every living organisms residing in the earth. Nowaday’s earth is facing a severe water scarcity. According to the research which was done in 2019 it has been found that world will suffer severe water scarcity by the year of 2021. It is found that about 97% of water in the earth is saline water. The major cause for the water scarcity is the rise in population. It is a basic need to convert the saline or brackish water into the potable drinking water. The acrylic still enclosed with concentrating dish is a simple device which is used for converting brackish water into the potable drinking water. This paper presents a study about the acrylic solar still enclosed with concentrating dish. It gives the good productivity value and the water scarcity also be reduced by this method. This can be adopted in future for the purpose of converting brackish water into usable water and this process has the good efficiency value.


Solar still, Fins, Brackish water, Concentrating dish


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