THERMAL SCIENCE

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AN ENERGY AND EXERGY STUDY OF A SOLAR THERMAL AIR COLLECTOR

ABSTRACT
A solar flat plate air collector was manufactured in the north of Iran, and connected to a room as the model to study the possibility of using such solar heating systems in the northern parts of Iran. This collector was tested as a solar air heater to see how good it could be for warming up the test room during the winter. The experimental data obtained through accurate measurements were analyzed using second law approach to find the optimum mass flow rate, which leads to the maximum exergy efficiency. It was found that for the test setup at the test location, a mass flow rate of 0.0011 kg/s is the optimum mass flow rate for tested conditions which leads to the highest second law efficiency.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2008-09-06
PAPER REVISED: 2008-11-19
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2008-12-26
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI0901205M
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2009, VOLUME 13, ISSUE 1, PAGES [205 - 216]
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