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Review on Matrix Thermal Absorber Designs for Solar Air Collector

A. A., Razak and Z. A. A., Majid and Azmi, W. H. and M. H., Ruslan and Choobchian, Sh. and G., Najafi and K., Sopian (2016) Review on Matrix Thermal Absorber Designs for Solar Air Collector. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 64. pp. 682-693. ISSN 1364-0321

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Abstract

Solar thermal absorber is the main component of solar air collector. It absorbs solar radiation and converting energy received to thermal energy and transferring the energy by means of convection to working fluid, producing elevated air temperature output. Among thermal absorber used in solar air collector applications, permeable matrix thermal absorber is one of the promising thermal absorbers that delivers high thermal efficiency. Absorber topology, flow routing and materials contribute a significant portion towards thermal performance and overall thermal efficiency of collector and many research are being actively done in these areas. This review shall focus on the advances of topology designs, enhancement methods, thermal performance and absorber materials currently available for matrix type of solar air collector. Essential attributes influencing thermal performance of solar air collector with matrix absorber are also highlighted in this article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar air collector; Solar matrix absorber
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 02:12
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 06:30
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/14387
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