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Myristic acid as phase change material (PCM) for increased productivity of solar distillation plant

ni ketut, 0001594528694 and Yusuf, Yusvardi and komara, fajar Muhamad (2020) Myristic acid as phase change material (PCM) for increased productivity of solar distillation plant. International Review of Applied Sciences and Engineering, 11 (3). pp. 226-231.

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The availability of freshwater is increasingly becoming an international concern because of the increase in population and the diminishing forest area as a source of water, leading to a freshwater crisis. The coastal and swamp areas abound in water, but humans cannot consume it due to the quality. One effort that can be done in overcoming this problem is by treating existing raw water with solar distillation methods. However, the main obstacle faced in this method is the intensity of sunlight that is not stable throughout the day so that the productivity of distilled water is disrupted. Using the appropriate phase change material (PCM) is expected to make the distillation process smoother and increase the production of pure water. In this study, myristic acid was used as PCM in double slope solar distillation system. Through observation, it was obtained that the average water temperature in the basin equaled to 42.5 8C while the melting point of the myristic acid was 58 8C. This shows that the use of myristic acid as an energy storage through phase change process does not occur. Therefore, the use of myristic acid as PCM for increasing the productivity of solar distillation in these experiments is not effective because the melting point of PCM is higher than water temperature in the basin. Therefore, material with a phase change temperature below 42.5 8C is more appropriate to use in these conditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: 03-Fakultas Teknik > 21201-Jurusan Teknik Mesin
Depositing User: Ni Ketut Caturwati
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 11:25
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 11:25

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