Conceptual Design for Active Solar Still with an Adsorption Unit

Mahmoud Elgendi, Maryam Nooman AlMallahi, Afra AlNuaimi, Sheikha AlKetbi, Wadima AlKaabi, Wdeema AlKhyeli

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Solar stills desalinate brackish/saline water cost-effectively and in an environmentally friendly manner, particularly in arid areas. In addition, distilled water is safe for drinking, providing a hygienic apparatus. The conceptual design procedures of the proposed systems are presented and discussed in detail. The new design aims to enhance the performance of passive pyramid solar still by incorporating an adsorption unit to increase nocturne production. This design aims to boost the solar still performance and raise its output yield. The design techniques consider customer requirements, which are surveyed, and product specifications are determined. The quality function deployment is used to provide design objectives. Three conceptual design alternatives are proposed and compared, with the best alternative selected using the decision matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
VolumePart F2329
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537


  • Adsorption
  • Conceptual design
  • Quality function deployment
  • Solar desalination
  • Solar stills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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