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Title: Development of flat - plate solar plate collector - evaporator. Summary report

In the present study the thermal performance of a flat plate solar collector is analyzed theoretically for the case in which the working fluid may undergo a phase change within the tubes of the collector. In addition to the common domestic applications, such a collector - evaporator may be used as a generator of vapors for the production of mechanical or electrical energy, e.g. solar water pumps, solar power stations, etc., as well as for solar - powered absorption refrigeration machines, distillation installations, etc.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5704411
Report Number(s):
PB-83-201970
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beersheba (Israel). Applied Research Inst.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS; PERFORMANCE; EVAPORATORS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS; USES; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators