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Title: Forced convection flat plate solar air heaters with and without thermal storage
Authors: Saravanakumar, P T
Mayilsamy, K
Keywords: Flat plate solar air heater
Sensible heat
Thermal storage
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This paper presents thermal performance of flat plate solar air heater (SAH) with and without thermal storages. A forced convection solar collector (FCSC) integrated with different sensible heat storage material has been developed and tested for its performance for solar collector under meteorological conditions of Aliyar, Pollachi Taulk, India. System consists of a flat plate SAH with heat storage unit, and a centrifugal blower to increase collector outlet temperature and efficiency (10-20%). Gravel with iron scraps gives better efficiency than other storage materials. FCSC is more suitable for drying high quality dried product even in a cloudy climate like Pollachi.
Page(s): 966-968
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.69(12) [December 2010]

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