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Title: Characterization of crushed glass as a transpired air heating solar collector material

Abstract

The use of crushed glass matrices as the heat-absorbing media in air heating solar collectors is investigated. An experimantal program was undertaken to characterize the most likely candidate glass types and sizes by measuring pressure drops, optical extinction coefficients, and volumetric heat transfer coefficients. Bed efficiencies were also measured and found to be similar to those expected for screen matrices unless critical amounts of clear glass were used as a top layer, which results in lower efficiency.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6146375
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-79-1336; CONF-790541-7
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Solar Energy Society meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 28 May 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; GLASS; HEAT TRANSFER; SOLAR ABSORBERS; MATERIALS TESTING; SOLAR AIR HEATERS; CRUSHING; FLOW RATE; WORKING FLUIDS; COMMINUTION; ENERGY TRANSFER; FLUIDS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; TESTING; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Collier, R.K. Characterization of crushed glass as a transpired air heating solar collector material. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Collier, R.K. Characterization of crushed glass as a transpired air heating solar collector material. United States.
Collier, R.K. Mon . "Characterization of crushed glass as a transpired air heating solar collector material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6146375.
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