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A Note on Significance of Salts and Liners used in Solar Pond


A. Renuka Prasad , Sangam University; Dr. Sumer Singh, Sangam University; Dr. Harish Nagar, Sangam University


Solar Pond, Salts, Liners and Non Convective Zone


India faces an enormous challenge it is to meet the energy requirement over the next 25 years, because the increased population and the Industrial activities in India. Solar pond is a natural or artificial body of water for collecting and absorbing solar radiation energy and storing as heat. Thus a solar pond combines solar energy collection and sensible heat storage. This paper presents an overview of different Salts and Liners used in solar pond. The salts and liners are played very important role in operation of solar pond. In solar pond, maintenance of salinity gradient depends upon the salt quantity in non-convective zone. Liners are insulation material at the bottom of solar pond. The liner material should with stand the maximum pond temperature and should be chemical stable. The efficiency and life time of solar pond depends mainly on the behavior of the gradient Non Convective Zone. These ponds are economically attractive in climates with little snow and in areas where land is readily available. A major advantage of the solar ponds is the Independence of the system. No back up is needed because the ponds have high heat capacity and enormous thermal mass. Nowadays, solar ponds are efficiently used in Power Generation, Desalination, Food Processing and Hot water Production.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60521
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 1080-1086

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