A concise review on the role of nanoparticles upon the productivity of solar desalination systems

Rashidi, S., Karimi, N. , Mahian, O. and Esfahani, J.A. (2019) A concise review on the role of nanoparticles upon the productivity of solar desalination systems. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 135(2), pp. 1145-1159. (doi:10.1007/s10973-018-7500-8)

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Abstract

In recent years, nanofluids have been widely used to improve the performance of various energy systems due to their favourable thermo-physical and optical characteristics. In particular, solar distillation, as an affordable and reliable technique to provide freshwater, has benefited from nanofluid technology. This article performs a review of the literature on the implementation of nanofluid technology in active and passive solar distillation systems. The progress made and the existing challenges are discussed, and some conclusions and suggestions are made for future research. The review indicates that the daily productivities of solar distillation systems enhance by using nanofluid and increasing the volume fraction of nanoparticles. However, long-term operational stability and life cycle assessment remain critical issues. These factors should be considered for future research in this field.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Karimi, Dr Nader
Authors: Rashidi, S., Karimi, N., Mahian, O., and Esfahani, J.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1388-6150
ISSN (Online):1572-8943
Published Online:03 July 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary
First Published:First published in Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 135(2): 1145-1159
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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