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Title: Porous absorber for solar air heaters

A general discussion of the factors affecting solar collector performance is presented. Bench scale tests done to try to determine the heat transfer characteristics of various screen materials are explained. The design, performance, and evaluation of a crude collector with a simple screen stack absorber is treated. The more sophisticated absorber concept, and its first experimental approximation is examined. A short summary of future plans for the collector concept is included. (MHR)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5029156
Report Number(s):
DOE/R5/10154-1
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-79R510154
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible
Research Org:
Finch (John A.), Madison, WI (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR ABSORBERS; MATERIALS; SOLAR AIR HEATERS; DESIGN; BENCH-SCALE EXPERIMENTS; HEAT TRANSFER; PERFORMANCE; PLASTICS; POROUS MATERIALS; SCREENS; AIR HEATERS; ENERGY TRANSFER; EQUIPMENT; HEATERS; PETROCHEMICALS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators