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Designing a low cost solar collector system for process industry applications

Anderson, Timothy, Duke, Mike and Carson, James 2008, Designing a low cost solar collector system for process industry applications, in SCENZ 2008 : Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand Annual Conference, Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand, [Hamilton, New Zealand], pp. 1-15.

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Title Designing a low cost solar collector system for process industry applications
Author(s) Anderson, Timothy
Duke, Mike
Carson, James
Conference name Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand Conference (2008 : Hamilton, New Zealand)
Conference location Hamilton, New Zealand
Conference dates 20 Oct. 2008
Title of proceedings SCENZ 2008 : Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand Annual Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand Conference
Start page 1
End page 15
Publisher Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand
Place of publication [Hamilton, New Zealand]
Summary New Zealand is a large producer and processor of primary products and has a climate with high levels of solar radiation. However, the use of solar energy for heating and cooling in the processing industries has received limited attention.
For this study, the design of a low cost solar collector is analysed and discussed. Furthermore, the methods for integrating the collector into water heating and cooling systems in a hypothetical processing environment are examined. An F-Chart analysis is used to simulate the performance of large-area arrays of the solar collector and to determine its potential contribution to heating and cooling loads.
The study shows that for a storage-based system, the contribution of solar energy is determined mainly by the collector area to storage volume ratio. It is suggested that this low cost collector could make a significant contribution to energy use in processing plants and may be an attractive future technology.
Language eng
Field of Research 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30023087

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