Advanced Solar-Distillation Systems

Basic Principles, Thermal Modeling, and Its Application

  • G. N. Tiwari
  • Lovedeep Sahota

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 1-62
  3. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 63-119
  4. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 121-155
  5. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 157-210
  6. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 211-252
  7. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 253-283
  8. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 285-318
  9. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 319-345
  10. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 347-360
  11. G. N. Tiwari, Lovedeep Sahota
    Pages 361-401
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 403-468

About this book


This book is primarily intended to serve as a textbook and reference work for graduate and professional training coursework on solar desalination of water. The book begins with an introduction to the increasing demand for potable water, various types of water pollution and its impacts on human health, and goes on to cover basics of desalination technologies. It covers all aspects of solar-energy based distillation and desalination for producing potable water resources, including radiation and heat transfer concepts, a history of solar distillation systems, and background on solar collectors. The contents include thermal modeling and parametric study of solar distillation. Energy and exergy aspects are analyzed in detail, including energy matrices of solar distillation. A special chapter on exeroeconomics introduces fundamental equations which include the general balance equation, thermodynamic balance equations, and economic balance equations. A chapter on Economic Analysis of Solar Distillation completes the coverage. The book includes solved examples and end-of-chapter exercises in the form of both problems and objective-type questions. The contents of this book are useful to students, researchers, professionals, and policymakers looking for a comprehensive resource on solar desalination.


Solar Distillation Potable water Heat and Mass Transfer Energy and Exergy Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Solar Desalination Plants Desalination of Water using Solar Energy Solar Water Treatment Plants Solar Energy Applications

Authors and affiliations

  • G. N. Tiwari
    • 1
  • Lovedeep Sahota
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Energy StudiesIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Energy StudiesIndian Institute of Technology, DelhiNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4671-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4672-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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