Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 10, Pages: 1335-1339
Rupesh. J. Patil1 , Gajanan. K. Awari2 and Mahendra Prasad Singh1*
1 Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur-440019 (Maharashtra), India
2 Tulsiramji Gaikwad-Patil College of Engineering & Technology, Mohgaon, Wardha Road, Nagpur– 441108, Maharashtra, India.
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The performance of Scheffler reflector has been studied. In this system, a single drum of 20 liter capacity was installed at focal point to serve the dual purpose as absorber tube and storage tank. The performance analysis tests have revealed that the average power and efficiency in terms of water boiling to be 1.30 kilowatts and 21.61 % respectively against an average value of beam radiations of 742[Wm-2 ]. The maximum water temperature in the storage tank to 98 °C was achieved on a clear day operation and ambient temperature between 28 °C to 31 °C. Using this experiment a generalized data based model is formulated.
Keywords: Scheffler Reflector, Heat, Solar energy, Thermal.
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