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Flat plate and evacuated tube collectors solar water heater system – a comparative study

Hujailan, Faleh F.F. and Maleque, Md. Abdul and Rahman, Md. Mustafizur (2022) Flat plate and evacuated tube collectors solar water heater system – a comparative study. In: 5th International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering 2021 (ICMAAE'21), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,, 21 – 23 June 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Renewable energy for the sustainable energy application in the buildings are increasing day-by-day. The aim of this study is to compare flat plate and evacuated tube collectors system in solar water heating of urban building. The two types of solar water heater systems were designed and evaluated based on the requirements of the urban building dwellers. The F-chart method along with commercial software was used to study the performance efficiency of the solar water heater system at an operating temperature of 65 °C. An economic analysis was also carried out using the same tool for both types of collectors with the desired designed parameters. The performance efficiency results of flat plate and evacuated tube collector are 77 % and 67.3 %, respectively. The economic analysis showed that flat plate collector is cost-effective for the solar water heater system due to its steadiness and lower maintenance costs. Keywords: Thermal efficiency; Flat plate collector, evacuated tube collector; economic analysis; solar water heater system

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95 Industrial directories
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 10:17
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022 11:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98745

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