Transient analysis for a double-pass solar collector with and without porous media

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Abstract

The double-pass solar collector with porous media in the lower channel provides a higher outlet temperature compared to the conventional single-pass collector. Therefore, the thermal efficiency of the solar collector is increasing. The solar collector can be used for a wide variety of applications such as solar industrial process heat and solar drying of agricultural produce. A theoretical model has been developed for the double-pass solar collector. An experimental setup has been designed and constructed. Comparisons of the theoretical and the experimental results have been conducted. Such comparisons include the outlet temperatures and thermal efficiencies of the solar collector for various design and operating conditions. Close agreement has been obtained between the theoretical and experimental results. In addition, heat transfer and pressure drop relationships have been developed for air following through the porous media. The porous media has been arranged with difference porosities to increase heat transfer, area density and the total heat transfer rate. The heat transfer coefficient and friction factors are strong function of porosity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Solar Energy Conference
EditorsJ Boise Pearson, B.N. Farhi
Pages127-133
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventSolar Engineering 2002 - Reno, NV
Duration: 15 Jun 200220 Jun 2002

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OtherSolar Engineering 2002
CityReno, NV
Period15/6/0220/6/02

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solar collectors
Solar collectors
Transient analysis
Porous materials
porous medium
heat transfer
thermodynamic efficiency
outlets
Heat transfer
Porosity
porosity
process heat
friction factor
pressure drop
heat transfer coefficients
Density (specific gravity)
accumulators
Heat transfer coefficients
drying
Pressure drop

Keywords

  • Double-pass solar collector
  • Porosity
  • Porous media
  • Solar simulator
  • Thermal efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Musa, E. A., Sopian, K., & Abdullah, S. (2002). Transient analysis for a double-pass solar collector with and without porous media. In J. Boise Pearson, & B. N. Farhi (Eds.), International Solar Energy Conference (pp. 127-133) https://doi.org/10.1115/SED2002-1043

Transient analysis for a double-pass solar collector with and without porous media. / Musa, Elradi A.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Abdullah, Shahrir.

International Solar Energy Conference. ed. / J Boise Pearson; B.N. Farhi. 2002. p. 127-133.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Musa, EA, Sopian, K & Abdullah, S 2002, Transient analysis for a double-pass solar collector with and without porous media. in J Boise Pearson & BN Farhi (eds), International Solar Energy Conference. pp. 127-133, Solar Engineering 2002, Reno, NV, 15/6/02. https://doi.org/10.1115/SED2002-1043
Musa EA, Sopian K, Abdullah S. Transient analysis for a double-pass solar collector with and without porous media. In Boise Pearson J, Farhi BN, editors, International Solar Energy Conference. 2002. p. 127-133 https://doi.org/10.1115/SED2002-1043
Musa, Elradi A. ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Abdullah, Shahrir. / Transient analysis for a double-pass solar collector with and without porous media. International Solar Energy Conference. editor / J Boise Pearson ; B.N. Farhi. 2002. pp. 127-133
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