Experimental investigation on the flat plate solar water heater with glass as absorber material
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2016 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2016|
|Authors : S. Saravanan, N. Krishna Mohan
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V40P226|
S. Saravanan, N. Krishna Mohan"Experimental investigation on the flat plate solar water heater with glass as absorber material", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V40(3),154-157 October 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
In this study the experimental investigation was carried out on identical flat plate solar water heaters with three different absorber materials (i) Absorber Black painted clear toughened glass plate sandwich type (ABPCTG) (ii) Absorber Tinted toughened glass plate sandwich type (ATTG) (iii) Absorber Galvanized Iron plate with pipe (AGI). The efficiencies of the collectors for different absorbers at different flow rates are tested and reported. The experimental results suggest that the first type performs (ABPCTG) better as compared to other two.
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Solar water heater collector, Scaling, Blockage, Toughened glass as absorber, Sandwich type, Water outlet temperature, Efficiency.