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A performance and technoeconomic study of different geometrical designs of compact single-pass cross-matrix solar air collector with square-tube absorbers

Amir, Abdul Razak and Zafri Azran, Abdul Majid and Mohamad Firdaus, Basrawi and A. F., Sharol and M.H., Ruslan and K., Sopian (2019) A performance and technoeconomic study of different geometrical designs of compact single-pass cross-matrix solar air collector with square-tube absorbers. Solar Energy, 178. 314 - 330. ISSN 0038-092X

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Abstract

This manuscript presents a performance study on a forced convection single-pass solar air heater channel with compact cross-matrix absorber (CMA) incorporating metal hollow square-tube absorbers. Four different geometries of CMA (Type I, II, III and IV) were investigated experimentally to evaluate their efficiency, pressure drops and heat transfer parameters. The experiments were conducted with uniform heat flux (indoor) and outdoor solar radiation as heat source. The air mass flow rates used were between 0.0142 kg/s and 0.0360 kg/s. Techno-economic feasibility studies were conducted using cost-benefit ratio (AC/AEG) method. Thermal efficiency of the CMA obtained by Type I with 76%, being the highest. CMA Type I also exhibited the highest temperature elevation than other configurations with 15.3 °C and thermal capacity of 38.7 kJ. Maximum pressure drop obtained was 1.33 Pa in turbulent condition with Reynolds number of 50,794. Type I has the advantage of high performance CMA and has comparatively lower cost-benefit ratio (AC/AEG) of 0.15 RM/kWh than other type of thermal absorbers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by SCOPUS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar air collector; Cross-matrix absorber; Thermal absorber design
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre for Earth Resources Sustainability
Depositing User: Dr. Amir Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 08:57
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 04:57
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/24537
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