A new research paper on solar trough parabolic collector thermal performance was published in collaboration with professor in Chemical Engineering Department.

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A new research paper on solar trough parabolic collector thermal performance was published in collaboration with professor in Chemical Engineering Department

Professor Dr.  Vinous M. Hameed from Chemical Engineering Department published a new research paper titled:

" Innovative new solar parabolic trough collector enhanced by corrugated receiver surface with PCM and turbulator inside,"

It was published in the journal

Journal of Energy Storage

 

by Elsevier with an impact factor of 9.4 and Sitecore 10.3 in Scopus database and located in Q1 quartile.

The research provides an implementation study on solar trough parabolic collector thermal performance with four different volumetric flow rate values showing the effect of the Reynolds number with multiple passive enhancement approaches was applied to the solar collector. The first approach is to use a corrugated copper receiver tube, which increases the collector solar heat absorbed by increasing the receiver tube surface area and turbulence. The second enhancement method was done using paraffin wax PCM (phase change material). Phase change material is used as a thermal storage material for heat absorbed by the collector, increasing the outlet water temperature through the night while slightly affecting the day water outlet temperature. The third solar trough parabolic collector enhancing method was done by adding a turbulator twisted tape inside the corrugated receiver copper tube. Adopting the three enhancing techniques on solar trough parabolic collector increased the overall thermal efficiency to approximately 85 %. The solar trough parabolic collector heat transfer coefficient.

To access the research, please visit the following link: 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352152X24009885