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Performance of a small solar pond in the tropics

Srinivasan, J (1990) Performance of a small solar pond in the tropics. In: Solar Energy, 45 (4). pp. 221-230.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0038-092X(90)90090-Y


The performance of the 240 m2 solar pond in Bangalore is discussed. The problems of erosion of gradient zone and formation of internal convective zones is highlighted. The technique of passive salt addition is shown to be a viable alternative for salt recycling. Different techniques of heat extraction are discussed and the use of an immersed copper heat exchanger is shown to be most convenient. A two-zone model for prediction of the seasonal structure of the solar pond performance is proposed. The model is shown to simulate the seasonal structure of the observed variation of the temperature in the storage zone.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solar Energy
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 06:40
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34986

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