solar distillation

solar distillation

[′sō·lər ‚dis·tə′lā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
A procedure in which the sun's heat is used to evaporate seawater in order to produce sodium chloride and other salts or potable water.
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The major implications of solar thermal services have led to the restoration of energy in the form of solar water heating, solar heating of buildings, solar greenhouses, solar furnaces, solar drying of agricultural and animal products, solar distillation, solar pumping, solar thermal power production, solar cooking, and solar electric power generation.
Methods of solar distillation have been employed by humankind for thousands of years.
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Titles of their thesis were 'Design, development and performance evaluation of biomass gasifier for power generation', 'Development of microbial proteases for industrial applications', 'Selenium Biofortification in wheat through different application methods', 'Antihyperglycemic potential of polyherbal formulation in alloxanized chyperglycemic rats', 'Characterization and efficacy of different aflatoxin detoxifying agents', 'Development of a hybrid solar distillation system for value addition of medicinal plants',
Direct solar distillation is an old process which simulates the continuous phenomenon of the hydrological cycle.
Solar distillation is a valuable tool, but the distilled water has to be mixed back in with other mineral water in order to produce healthy drinking water.
Solar distillation represents a most attractive and simple technique among other distillation processes, and it is especially suited to small-scale units at locations where solar energy is considerable.
In contrast, solar distillation wastes no water and is powered by the sun.