Design, Construction and Preliminary Evaluation of a Vertical Diffusion Still for Solar Thermal Assisted Desalination

Farayi Musharavati

Qatar University

Farayi Musharavati holds a BTech (hons) degree in MechanicalEngineering, MSc. in Manufacturing Systems, and an MSc. in Renewable Energy. He obtained a PhD in Manufacturing Systems from University Putra Malaysia. He is an Associate Professor in the Departmentof Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Qatar University. He worked as a Research Fellow on Applications of Computational Intelligence. He has participated in five NPRPprojects, six UREP projects funded by Qatar Foundation. His research interests are in Energy and the Environment, Applications of Computational Intelligence, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Design, Sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment(LCA), and Simulation and Modelling


This paper presents an overview of the solar assisted desalination project, which began in Fall 2015 and culminated in the design of a pilot plant solar assisted desalination of seawater in Qatar. While seawater desalination... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Farayi Musharavati (Qatar University)
  2. Khaled Ibrahim (Qatar University)
  3. Samer Gowid (Qatar University)
  4. Rahib Khan (Qatar University)

Topic Area

Photovoltaic and solar energy systems


OS1a-A » Photovoltaic and solar energy systems (14:30 - Wednesday, 25th April, Auditorium)

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