Construction and laboratory testing of parabolic types solar cooker

Sulaiman, Erwan and Kok , Boon Ching and Eh Kan, Chessda Uttraphan (2007) Construction and laboratory testing of parabolic types solar cooker. In: 1st Engineering Conference on Energy and Environment, 27-28 December 2007, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Abstract

Solar cooker is a delightful alternative to conventional cooking methods. As the rates of LPG Cylinders hit the roof and due to the fact that the conventional cooking fuels become scarce and cause considerable damage to the environment, there has been an increase in the demand for an alternative, environmental friendly cooking fuel. Meeting this demand is the unique solar cooker that utilizes solar power to cook up a meal. A research to develop, test and evaluate various types of solar cooker was carried out with the major objective to look into its suitability as an alternative means of cooking. There are ten models of parabolic solar cooker that have been built and tested to boil some amount of water in Peninsular Malaysia environment and the results shown that the fastest time in boiling the water is by using twelve angle sided cooker. In addition to the evaluation of the solar cooker based on the experimental results, the feasibility and possible modification in the design to improve the efficiency are also discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:parabolic; solar cooker; twelve angle sided cooker
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK4001-4102 Applications of electric power
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
ID Code:1868
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 11:49
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 12:17

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