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Thermal Performance of Wickless Heat Pipe Solar Collector with Surfactant Added Nanofluid and Solar Tracking


A.A.Pawar , Dr.D.Y.Patil, School of Engineering, Ambhi, Pune.; Prof.D.B.Shelke, Dr.D.Y.Patil, College of Engineering, Ambhi, Pune.


Flat Plate Heat Pipe Solar Collector, Solar tracking mechanism, Two Phase Closed Thermosyphon


Solar energy is one of the cleaner forms of renewable energy resources. The conventional solar collector is a well-established technology with certain limitations. This has various applications such as water heating, space heating and cooling. However, the thermal efficiency of these collectors is limited by the absorption properties of the working fluid, which is very poor for typical conventional solar evacuated tube collector. Recently usage of nanofluid, which is basically liquid- nanoparticles colloidal dispersion as a working fluid has been found to enhance flat plate TPCT (Two Phase Closed Thermosyphon) solar collector thermal efficiency. The objective of this proposed work is to design and develop the heat pipe flat plate solar collector which uses the circular heat pipes with their working fluid as TiO2-H20 nanofluid in addition with surfactant with provision of solar tracking mechanism. The project also aims to test the performance enhancement of nanofluid filled heat pipe flat plate solar collector compared with conventional flat plate solar collector in forced convection mode. Experimental results will be compared and interpreted accordingly.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I31413
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2015
Page(s): 1896-1899

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