Volume : III, Issue : VI, June - 2013

Thermal Analysis on Solar Air Heater with Corrugated Absorber Plate and Amul Cool Aluminum Cans

Mr. Vivek B. Patel, Mr. Sailesh N. Chaudhary

Abstract :

Solar air heater is a solar operated device used to increase the temperature of air with help of convection process. Many researchers have worked on solar air heater to increase thermal efficiency. Double pass solar air heater is also fall in category of solar air heater, which is latest and has higher thermal efficiency. To increase thermal efficiency zigzag way created on the way of air with help of Amul Cool Aluminium cans. This research experimentally investigates a double pass solar air heater with aluminium cans with corrugated absorber plate. Aluminium cans are very cheap and easily available. Here, mass flow rate remains constant (0.05 Kg/s) but solar insolation is varied and whole experiment has conducted in climate conditions of Mehsana (23°12’ N, 72°30). Research shows that double pass air heater with corrugated absorber plate gave considerable increase in thermal efficiency as well as absorber plate temperature.

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Mr. Vivek B. Patel, Mr. Sailesh N. Chaudhary Thermal Analysis on Solar Air Heater with Corrugated Absorber Plate and Amul Cool Aluminum Cans Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.VI June 2013


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