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Evacuated tube solar cooker with ethylene glycol as sensible heat storage medium

conference contribution
posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by N Kanetkar, L K Sreepathi, Mobi Mathew
© 2018 IEEE. This paper discusses the design and performance evaluation of an evacuated tube solar cooker with sensible heat storage to aid continuous cooking during interruption by the cloud. Besides, the experimental setup validates the theoretical value. The process of cooking, water boiling requires heat at a minimum of 100C, and it is possible to attain higher temperatures in a shorter time if we use the HT (Heat Transfer) fluid of lower specific heat value. Ethylene glycol, a commercially available HT fluid with a specific heat of approximately 2.5 kJkg -1 K -1 is used as HT fluid cum sensible heat storage medium in the experimental setup. The lower specific heat value of ethylene glycol helps in achieving a higher temperature in lesser time. On a sunny day HT fluid attained the maximum temperature of 106C. This setup took 1 to 1.5 hours to cook 0.5 kg of raw rice whereas conventional box type cooker takes 2.5 to 3 hours to cook the same amount of rice.



Power Energy, Environment and Intelligent Control. International Conference (2018 : Greater Noida, India)


330 - 336




Greater Noida, India

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2018, IEEE

Title of proceedings

PEEIC 2018 : International Conference on Power Energy, Environment and Intelligent Control