Experimental study of multi-pass solar air thermal collector system assisted with sensible energy-storing matrix

Kareem, M. W. and Habib, Khairul and A. Pasha, Amjad and Irshad, Kashif and Afolabi, L.O. and Saha, Bidyut Baran (2022) Experimental study of multi-pass solar air thermal collector system assisted with sensible energy-storing matrix. Energy, 245. pp. 1-12.

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Analysis of heat transfer around the components of multi-pass solar air heating collector and its per�formance enhancement has been presented using experimental approach. Radiation and convection heat transfer from the system covers and collector plate to the flowing airstreams in the collector system have been investigated. Geological porous matrix has been used as thermal energy reservoir. Test rig was set up under daily average solar insolation, ambient temperature, wind speed, and relative humidity of 302.40 Wm-2, 29.30 �C, 0.58 ms�1 , and 48.53%, respectively. Thermal performance evaluation of the multi-pass solar air collector has been conducted in accordance with the ASHRAE standard specified for the solar air heating systems. Thermal collector efficiency range of 51.91e72.55% has been achieved with an optimum air mass flow rate of 0.013 kgs�1 . System evaporative capacity range of 1:158 � 10�3 - 1:205 � 10�3 kgs�1 was computed. The matrix has extended the span of system operation for more than 3 h after sunset. Comparison of the outcome of multi-pass solar collector performance with the reported study has been done with good agreement. However, an improvement in performance through heat transfer from collector to the flowing air could be achieved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multi-pass solar collector; sensible heat energy; stream of hot air; glass wall; geological porous matrix; thermal performance
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ836-927 Hydraulic machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 03:19
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 03:19
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6614

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