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Development of solar air collectors for drying applications

Karim, M A and Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam (2004) Development of solar air collectors for drying applications. Energy Conversion and Management, 45 (3). pp. 329-344. ISSN 0196-8904

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In the present work, an experimental study of three types of solar air collectors, namely flat plate, finned and v-corrugated, has been performed towards achieving an efficient design of air collector suitable for a solar dryer. A series of experiments were conducted, based on the ASHRAE standard, under Singapore climatic conditions. The performance of all three collectors is examined over a wide range of operating and design conditions. The v-corrugated collector is found to be the most efficient collector and the flat plate collector the least efficient. The collectors are also studied in double pass mode to investigate the extent of improvement in efficiency that can be achieved without increasing the collector size or cost. Double pass operation of the collector leads to further improvement of the efficiency compared to the single pass of operation. The improvement in efficiency for the double pass mode is most significant in the flat plate collector and least in the v-groove collector. � 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6548/22828
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar drying; V-Groove collector; Finned collector; Flat plate collector; Double pass; Collector efficiency; Collector developmen
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Mohammad Nurul Alam / M N A Hawlader
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 21:04
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22828

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