P15484: Solar Assisted Essential Oil Distiller
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Systems Level Design Documents

Functional Decomposition

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Systems Architecture

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Benchmarking

Link to Benchmarking Excel Document: Benchmarking Excel File

Distiller

Fuel Source

Heat Source

Temp and Pressure Sensor

Boiling Chamber

Gas Burner

Photovoltaic

Solar Tracker

Solar Flower Tracking System

Condenser

Separator and Collector

Concept Development

Morphological Chart


Pugh Matrix

Feasibility

Energy Calculations


Water Lens Cost


Available Solar Insolation


Fuel Source Concept Selection


Distiller Cost


Photovoltaic Components
Photovoltaic Cost Estimate

Subject Matter Expert Review

Subject matter expert Dr. Robert Stevens strongly advised against solar collectors that require solar tracking. Tracking mechanisms would be high risk to our project, requiring additional moving parts (more failure modes) and added costs. Furthermore tracking devices would likely not be easily repairable in Haiti, rendering the entire system essentially inoperable if a component in the tracker failed.

Dr. Stevens identified many pros and cons to each concept:

As a subject matter expert Dr. Stevens seemed to favor reflectors and photovoltaic systems for this project.

Systems Design Review


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MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

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