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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2018, Article ID 5759034, 12 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5759034
Research Article

Small-Sized Parabolic Trough Collector System for Solar Dehumidification Application: Design, Development, and Potential Assessment

1University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan
2Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur, 10250 AJK, Pakistan

Correspondence should be addressed to Ghulam Qadar Chaudhary; moc.liamtoh@yrahduahc.qg

Received 19 August 2017; Revised 13 November 2017; Accepted 27 November 2017; Published 21 February 2018

Academic Editor: Gabriele Battista

Copyright © 2018 Ghulam Qadar Chaudhary et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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