Solar Distillation of Saline Water with Particular Regard to Materials Problems / R. P. Lappala, L. L. Yaeger, J. A. Bjorksten
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- Symposium on Technical Developments in the Handling and Utilization of Water and Industrial Waste Water (1959 : San Francisco, Calif.)
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- 1 online resource (7 pages) : illustrations, figures, tables
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- Lappala, R. P., Yaeger, L. L., Bjorksten, J. A., American Society for Testing and Materials, and ASTM International
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- A chief factor controlling the practicability of solar distillation of saline water is the total quantity of power potentially available in sunlight. At the latitude of San Francisco, this is 73 million Btu per acre. Accordingly, assuming 100 per cent utilization of sunlight, the maximum amount of water that could possibly be distilled in one acre is 8110 gal per day. This means that for full operation at capacity of 34 tons per day, all sunlight falling on an area of one acre will have to be used. By use of multiple-effect solar stills, re-using the latent heat of vaporization, the yields can be increased, but the cost of the device is also increased. Inasmuch as the yield is fixed by total amount of solar energy available, it becomes necessary to effect the economies required by practical conditions by using the lowest-cost device possible to cover this acre. This means not only the lowest possible cost from the standpoint of initial installation but also from the standpoint of continued maintenance.
- Dates of Publication and/or Sequential Designation:
- Volume 1960, Issue 273 (January 1960)
- 9780803167810 (e-ISBN), 9780803165786, and 0803165781
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- Includes bibliographical references.
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- Electronic reproduction. W. Conshohocken, Pa. : ASTM International, 1960. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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