Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Design, development, and testing of an improvised solar water-heater-cum-steam-cooker by Fresnel reflecting solar concentrator
Author(s): M. Khairul Al Khan; Abdul Jalil Khan
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

The performance of solar water heater varies depending upon many parameters, such as operating temperature, mass flow rate, solar insolation, collector orientations, solar time, wind conditions, ambient temperature, selectivity of the absorber surface, etc. A Linear Fresnel reflecting concentrator in a planar configuration using commercially available mirror strips of reflectivity approximately 0.7 in conjunction with a reverse flat plate selective and non-selective absorber surface has been designed and developed. The performance studies of the solar water heater-cum-steam cooker have been carried out. The efficiencies of the devices were found to be about 60% and 55% for selective and non-selective surfaces, respectively. This solar energy device can be made useful in the domestic sector by operating it year around in our solar insolation condition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1727, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XI: Selective Materials, Concentrators and Reflectors, Transparent Insulation and Superwindows, (25 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130506
Show Author Affiliations
M. Khairul Al Khan, Univ. of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Abdul Jalil Khan, Univ. of Dhaka (Bangladesh)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1727:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XI: Selective Materials, Concentrators and Reflectors, Transparent Insulation and Superwindows

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top