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Design and Analysis of Linear Fresnel Reflector for Water Heating

Author(s):

Amol Prakash Ahire , JSPM Rajarshi Shahu college of Engineering Pune; Aditya Babasaheb Andhare, JSPM Rajarshi Shahu college of Engineering Pune; Mayur Balasaheb Shinde, JSPM Rajarshi Shahu college of Engineering Pune; Dilip Borse, JSPM Rajarshi Shahu college of Engineering Pune

Keywords:

Linear Fresnel Reflector, Collector, Receiver, Absorber Tube

Abstract

This paper presents a new method for the optimisation of the mirror element spacing arrangement and operating temperature of linear Fresnel reflectors (LFR). The specific objective is to maximise available power output (i.e. energy) and operational hours whilst minimising cost. The method is described in detail and compared to an existing design method prominent in the literature. Many applications of thermal energy, both in industrial and power sectors require medium temperatures ranging from 50°C to 70°C. These applications include industrial process heat, refrigeration, air-conditioning and power generation using organic fluids. The flat plate solar collectors are suitable for low temperature applications maximum up to 80oC In this paper efforts are being made to design a rooftop linear Fresnel reflector (LFR) system. This paper discusses the design of a rooftop LFR module that is suitable to meet the medium temperature requirements, easy to produce and install like flat plate collector.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I40320
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2019
Page(s): 253-256

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