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Application of 3D Printing in Solar Desalination - a Brief Review

EasyChair Preprint no. 8582

9 pagesDate: August 3, 2022


Population growth is increasing day-by-day; hence humanity will face issue with the drinking water. To overcome this issue, there is a technique called solar desalination which utilizes solar energy to eliminate salt from saline or brackish water and produce pure water. From several decades, there are many structures like nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes and nanoarrays that are used in solar desalination. But recently many researchers are showing particular interest in utilizing 3D printing technology in order to develop structure for solar desalination. 3D printing technique is a cost-effective method which can build the models in less duration of time and also the 3D printed material has a tendency to break bulk water cap to achieve high evaporation rate under 1 sun irradiation. In solar desalination, 3D printing is used to create evaporator, based on the design aspect in order to convert water into steam. This review article is mainly focused on different 3D printing techniques used to create various structures of evaporator for solar desalination. Various properties such as high evaporation rate, high efficiency and water quantity obtained from those structures is also discussed in this review.

Keyphrases: 3D printing, Evaporator, Solar desalination, structure

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  author = {K Venkateshwaran and Ajay Kumar Kaviti and V.V.D Sahithi},
  title = {Application of 3D Printing in Solar Desalination - a Brief Review},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 8582},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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