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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 8, August 2019 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Study On Solar Absorber Integrated With Thermal Energy Storage For Process Heating

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AUTHOR(S)

R. Senthil

 

KEYWORDS

Parabolic dish, Phase change material, Process heating, Sensible heating, Solar absorber, Thermal energy storage.

 

ABSTRACT

The main aim of this work is to construct thermal storage for the process heating application using combined sensible and latent heat concepts. Solid Aluminum storage with cylindrical phase change material (PCM) containers with paraffin wax fabricated. The heat storage was experimentally tested for process heating application using a concentrated solar collector. The incident solar energy is used to heat the transport medium and the transport medium passes through the solid storage. Aluminum stores energy as sensible heat and PCM stores energy as latent heat. The charging test conducted for two hours. The receiver with PCM storage serves for a longer duration of 30 minutes for the selected 15 kg Aluminum and 2 kg PCM. The thermal performance of heat storage is beneficial for process heating applications. The latent heat storage material showed improvement of productivity of hot water after the sunset.

 

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