THERMAL SCIENCE

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EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SCHEFFLER REFLECTOR WATER HEATER

ABSTRACT
The performance of Scheffler reflector has been studied. In this system storage reservoir was installed at Focus point. It has a single large diameter drum which serves the dual purpose of absorber tube and storage tank. The drum is sized to have a storage capacity of 20 liter for experiment. The tests were carried out with this set up and were repeated for several days. Performance analysis of the collector has revealed that the average power and efficiency in terms of water boiling test to be 1.30 kilowatts and 21.61 % respectively against an average value of beam radiations of 742[Wm-2]. The maximum water temperature in the storage tank of 98°C has been achieved on a clear day operation and ambient temperature between 28°C to 31°C.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2010-02-25
PAPER REVISED: 2010-05-08
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2010-08-12
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI100225058P
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2011, VOLUME 15, ISSUE 3, PAGES [599 - 604]
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