publication . Conference object . 2014

Development of a Polymer-carbon Nanotubes based Economic Solar Collector

Sung In Kim; Stephen Spence; Christine Boyle; John Kissick;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 Sep 2014
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
A low cost solar collector was developed by using polymeric components as opposed to metal and glass components of traditional solar collectors. In order to utilize polymers for the absorber of the solar collector, Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) has been added as a filler to improve the thermal conductivity and the solar absorptivity of polymers. The solar collector was designed as a multi-layer construction with considering the economic manufacturing. Through the mathematical heat transfer analysis, the performance and characteristics of the designed solar collector have been estimated. Furthermore, the prototypes of the proposed system were built and tested at a state...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Space PhysicsAstrophysics::Solar and Stellar AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Earth and Planetary AstrophysicsPhysics::Accelerator PhysicsComputer Science::Programming Languages
free text keywords: Renewable energy, Flat plate, Heat transfer analysis, Efficiency, Cost-effective, Prototype
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