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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 569381, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/569381
Research Article

Experimental Study on Various Solar Still Designs

1Solar Energy Laboratory, Department of Physics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore 641020, India
2Research and Development (Renewable Energy), NSP Green Energy Technologies, Pvt. Ltd. Chennai 603 209, India
3Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Green Engineering and Sustainable Technology Lab, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia
4Centre for Renewable Energy and Environmental Research, P.O. Box-5, Muzaffarpur 842001, India

Received 4 April 2012; Accepted 3 May 2012

Academic Editors: S. P. Ahrenkiel and S. Senthilarasu

Copyright © 2012 T. Arunkumar 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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