Identifying optimal orientation of a photovoltaic generator for ozone water treatment

Mohammed Nadjib Brahami1, Fatima Zohra Boudjella1, Said Nemmich2, Amar Tilmatine2, Samir Hadjeri1, Mostefa Brahami1

1 Intelligent Control and Electrical Power Systems, ICEPS, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abb s, Algeria
2 Applications of Plasma, Electrostatics and Electromagnetic Compatibility, APELEC, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abb s, Algeria

Abstract


Water treatment has been extensively studied; however, only a few studies have considered it in isolated sites that do not have electric supply, which is a major inconvenience for inhabitants of rural areas. In this paper, the aim was to develop and implement a photovoltaic generator (PVG) that powers a pumping system, and water treatment with ozone. First, the PVG panel s orientation was optimized using response surface modelling to identify the optimum operating orientation angles. Then, this configuration was applied to supply a water treatment system to bleach dye-contaminated water and disinfect well water. The experimental results are presented and discussed to show that our system can be used to treat well water in isolated sites.

Keywords


optimization; orientation of the panels; photovoltaic energy; pumping system; zone water treatment

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