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    Improving Heat Transfer in Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors by Magnetic Nanofluids

    Ritesh Singh1, Abhishek Gupta1, Akshoy Ranjan Paul1, Bireswar Paul1, Suvash C. Saha2,*

    Energy Engineering, Vol.121, No.4, pp. 835-848, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ee.2024.046849

    Abstract A parabolic trough solar collector (PTSC) converts solar radiation into thermal energy. However, low thermal efficiency of PTSC poses a hindrance to the deployment of solar thermal power plants. Thermal performance of PTSC is enhanced in this study by incorporating magnetic nanoparticles into the working fluid. The circular receiver pipe, with dimensions of 66 mm diameter, 2 mm thickness, and 24 m length, is exposed to uniform temperature and velocity conditions. The working fluid, Therminol-66, is supplemented with Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles at concentrations ranging from 1% to 4%. The findings demonstrate that the inclusion of nanoparticles… More >

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    Investigative Review of Design Techniques of Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors

    Roba Tarek AbdelFatah*, Irene S. Fahim, Mohamed Mahran Kasem

    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.22, No.1, pp. 317-339, 2024, DOI:10.32604/fhmt.2023.044706

    Abstract Parabolic trough solar collectors (PTCs) are among the most cost-efficient solar thermal technologies. They have several applications, such as feed heaters, boilers, steam generators, and electricity generators. A PTC is a concentrated solar power system that uses parabolic reflectors to focus sunlight onto a tube filled with heat-transfer fluid. PTCs performance can be investigated using optical and thermal mathematical models. These models calculate the amount of energy entering the receiver, the amount of usable collected energy, and the amount of heat loss due to convection and radiation. There are several methods and configurations that have… More > Graphic Abstract

    Investigative Review of Design Techniques of Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors

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    Marwa M. Ibrahima,*, Amal El Berrya, Karim Ashourb

    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.18, pp. 1-11, 2022, DOI:10.5098/hmt.18.9

    Abstract Conventional sources of energy are rapidly decreasing more and more. Hence, Renewable energy is presently attracting significant. Therefore, this paper aims at investigating the techno-economic feasibility of SWHS for swimming pools in tourist hotels and resorts. The proposed system presents an active direct system without auxiliary heaters to evaluate the potential for using solar thermal collectors for heating swimming pools of tourist resort; installed in El Gouna city, Egypt, and to size solar collector using TSOL simulation software package to meet the demand of hot water, to analyze the impact of collector design-parameters concerning system… More >

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    Girma Tafesse , Mitiku Daba, Vedagiri G. Naidu

    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.20, pp. 1-12, 2023, DOI:10.5098/hmt.20.27

    Abstract Innovative technologies necessitate extra energy, which can be captured from environmentally sustainable, renewable solar energy. Here, heat and mass transfer through stirring nanofluids in solar collectors for direct absorption of sunlight are pronounced. The similarity transformation served to turn mathematically regulated partial differential equations into sets of nonlinear higher-order ordinary differential equations. These equations have been resolved by the homotopy analysis method manipulating, BVPh2.0 package in Mathematica 12.1. Validations are justified through comparison. Afterward, stronger magnetic field interactions delay the nanofluids mobility. Temperature increases with thermal radiation and Biot numbers. Entropy formation and nanoparticle concentration More >

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    An Evaluation to the Performance of Evacuated Tube Solar Heaters for Arid and Hot Areas

    Asaad H. Sayer1, Samah Hussein Kadhim1, Hameed B. Mahood2,*

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.3, pp. 587-596, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.025407

    Abstract Solar energy applications could be the best alternative to the conventional fuels for the purposes of domestic, water and space heating and some industries in the sunny, arid, and hot areas. In the present study, the performance of an evacuated tube solar heater for water heating for months of February and March was experimentally investigated. This was performed in a hot and arid area (Nasiriya City, South of Iraq). A solar heater with ten evacuated tube solar collectors with a capacity of 100 liter was used in the experiments. Each evacuated tube had a length… More >

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    Energy and Cost Analysis of Processing Flat Plate Solar Collectors

    Mamdouh El Haj Assad1,*, Ali Khosravi2, Mohammad AlShabi3, Bassam Khuwaileh3, Abdul-Kadir Hamid4

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.3, pp. 447-458, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014590

    Abstract In this work, a life cycle analysis is accomplished for flat plate solar collectors. The purpose of this investigation is to predict the energy consumption during the manufacturing processes that results in carbon dioxide emissions. Energy consumption and system efficiency enhancement will be studied and predicted. CES EduPack software is used to perform the analysis of the currently commercial system, and the suggested changes are implemented to increase the efficiency and make the comparison. Even though cost analysis is done, the priority of selection is given to the most energy conserving and environmentally friendly alternative. More >

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    New Correlations for Determination of Optimum Slope Angle of Solar Collectors

    Ali Khosravi1,*, Oscar Ricardo Sandoval Rodriguez2, Behnam Talebjedi1, Timo Laukkanen1, Juan Jose Garcia Pabon3, Mamdouh El Haj Assad4

    Energy Engineering, Vol.117, No.5, pp. 249-265, 2020, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.011024

    Abstract The energy coming from solar radiation could be harvested and transformed into electricity through the use of solar-thermal power generation and photovoltaic (PV) power generation. Placement of solar collectors (thermal and photovoltaic) affects the amount of incoming radiation and the absorption rate. In this research, new correlations for finding the monthly optimum slope angle (OSA) on flat-plate collectors are proposed. Twelve equations are developed to calculate the monthly OSA by the linear regression model, for the northern and the southern hemisphere stations from 15° to 55° and –20° to –45°, respectively. Also, a new equation More >

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