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Design curves for conventional solar air heaters
The objective of this work is to assess the combined effects of fixed pressure drop and specific air mass flow rate on duct dimensions (length and depth) of single-pass-with-bare-plate, single-cover and double-cover solar ...
Performance and cost analysis of two-pass solar air heaters
In this study the ratio of the annual cost and the annual energy gain has been calculated for two-pass solar air heaters with single and double covers above the absorber. The cost-benefit ratios of the collectors are ...
Economic Design of a Rock Bed Storage Device for Storing Solar Thermal Energy
This study deals with the optimization of design and operational parameters of a rock bed thermal energy storage device coupled to a two pass single cover solar air heater, i.e., charging time $ rock bed size (flow length, ...
Comparative performance of coriander dryer coupled to solar air heater and solar air heater-cum-rockbed storage
In the present communication, efforts have been made to study the drying characteristics of coriander in a stationary 0.5 tonne/batch apacity deep-bed dryer coupled to a solar air heater and a rockbed storage unit to ...