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Title: Development of solar air heaters & thermal energy storage system for drying applications in food processing industries
Authors: Sreekumar, A
Dr.Vijayakumar, K P
Keywords: Solar Energy and Thermal Applications
Solar Energy
Methods of Solar Energy Utilization
Solar Air Heaters
Solar Dryers and Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage
Indirect Solar Cabinet Dryer with Thermal Energy Storage
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Publisher: Cochin University of Science And Technology
Abstract: In the present work, the author has designed and developed all types of solar air heaters called porous and nonporous collectors. The developed solar air heaters were subjected to different air mass flow rates in order to standardize the flow per unit area of the collector. Much attention was given to investigate the performance of the solar air heaters fitted with baffles. The output obtained from the experiments on pilot models, helped the installation of solar air heating system for industrial drying applications also. Apart from these, various types of solar dryers, for small and medium scale drying applications, were also built up. The feasibility of ‘latent heat thermal energy storage system’ based on Phase Change Material was also undertaken. The application of solar greenhouse for drying industrial effluent was analyzed in the present study and a solar greenhouse was developed. The effectiveness of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the field of solar air heaters was also analyzed. The thesis is divided into eight chapters.
Description: Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/3632
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