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Radiant energy to electric energy converter  

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Radiant energy is converted into electric energy by irradiating a capacitor including an ionic dielectric. The dielectric is a sintered crystal superionic conductor, e.g., lanthanum trifluoride, lanthanum trichloride, or silver bromide, so that a multiplicity of crystallites exist between electrodes of the capacitor. The radiant energy cyclically irradiates the dielectric so that the dielectric exhibits a cyclic photocapacitive like effect. Adjacent crystallites have abutting surfaces that enable the crystallites to effectively form a multiplicity of series capacitor elements between the electrodes. Each of the capacitor elements has a dipole layer only on or near its surface. The capacitor is initially charged to a voltage just below the dielectric breakdown voltage by connecting it across a DC source causing a current to flow through a charging resistor to the dielectric. The device can be utilized as a radiant energy detector or as a solar energy cell.

Sher, Arden (Inventor)

1980-01-01

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Radiant energy and insensible water loss in the premature newborn infant nursed under a radiant warmer.  

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Radiant warmers are a powerful and efficient source of heat serving to warm the cold-stressed infant acutely and to provide uninterrupted maintenance of body temperature despite a multiplicity of nursing, medical, and surgical procedures required to care for the critically ill premature newborn in today's intensive care nursery. A recognized side-effect of radiant warmer beds is the now well-documented increase in insensible water loss through evaporation from an infant's skin. Particularly the very-low-birth-weight, severely premature, and critically ill neonate is subject to this increase in evaporative water loss. The clinician caring for the infant is faced with the difficult problem of fluid and electrolyte balance, which requires vigilant monitoring of all parameters of fluid homeostasis. Compounding these difficulties, other portions of the electromagnetic spectrum (for example, phototherapy) may affect an infant's fluid metabolism by mechanisms that are not well understood. The role of plastic heat shielding in reducing large insensible losses in infants nursed on radiant warmer beds is currently under intense investigation. Apparently, convective air currents and not radiant heat energy may be the cause of the observed increase in insensible water loss in the intensive care nursery. A thin plastic blanket may be effective in reducing evaporative water loss by diminishing an infant's exposure to convective air currents while being nursed on an open radiant warmer bed. A rigid plastic body hood, although effective as a radiant heat shield, is not as effective in preventing exposure to convection in the intensive care nursery and, therefore, is not as effective as the thin plastic blanket in reducing insensible water loss. Care should be exercised in determining the effect of heat shielding on all parameters of heat exchange (convection, evaporation, and radiation) before application is made to the critically ill premature infant nursed on an open radiant warmer bed. PMID:6761034

Baumgart, S

1982-10-01

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Thin film solar energy collector  

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A multi-layer solar energy collector of improved stability comprising: (1) a substrate of quartz, silicate glass, stainless steel or aluminum-containing ferritic alloy; (2) a solar absorptive layer comprising silver, copper oxide, rhodium/rhodium oxide and 0-15% by weight of platinum; (3) an interlayer comprising silver or silver/platinum; and (4) an optional external anti-reflective coating, plus a method for preparing a thermally stable multi-layered solar collector, in which the absorptive layer is undercoated with a thin film of silver or silver/platinum to obtain an improved conductor-dielectric tandem.

Aykan, Kamran (Monmouth Beach, NJ); Farrauto, Robert J. (Westfield, NJ); Jefferson, Clinton F. (Millburn, NJ); Lanam, Richard D. (Westfield, NJ)

1983-11-22

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Combined solar collector and energy storage system  

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A combined solar energy collector, fluid chiller and energy storage system is disclosed. A movable interior insulated panel in a storage tank is positionable flush against the storage tank wall to insulate the tank for energy storage. The movable interior insulated panel is alternately positionable to form a solar collector or fluid chiller through which the fluid flows by natural circulation.

Jensen, R. N. (inventor)

1980-01-01

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Radiant energy collection and conversion apparatus and method  

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The apparatus for collecting radiant energy and converting same to alternate energy form includes a housing having an interior space and a radiation transparent window allowing, for example, solar radiation to be received in the interior space of the housing. Means are provided for passing a stream of fluid past said window and for injecting radiation absorbent particles in said fluid stream. The particles absorb the radiation and because of their very large surface area, quickly release the heat to the surrounding fluid stream. The fluid stream particle mixture is heated until the particles vaporize. The fluid stream is then allowed to expand in, for example, a gas turbine to produce mechanical energy. In an aspect of the present invention properly sized particles need not be vaporized prior to the entrance of the fluid stream into the turbine, as the particles will not damage the turbine blades. In yet another aspect of the invention, conventional fuel injectors are provided to inject fuel into the fluid stream to maintain the proper temperature and pressure of the fluid stream should the source of radiant energy be interrupted. In yet another aspect of the invention, an apparatus is provided which includes means for providing a hot fluid stream having hot particles disbursed therein which can radiate energy, means for providing a cooler fluid stream having cooler particles disbursed therein, which particles can absorb radiant energy and means for passing the hot fluid stream adjacent the cooler fluid stream to warm the cooler fluid and cooler particles by the radiation from the hot fluid and hot particles.

Hunt, Arlon J. (Oakland, CA)

1982-01-01

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) experiment  

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) experiment will play a major role in NASA's planned multi-instrument multi-satellite Earth Observing System (EOS) program to observe and study the total Earth System on a global scale. The CERES experiment will provide EOS with a consistent data base of accurately known fields of radiation and of clouds; and will investigate the important question of the impact of clouds upon the radiative energy flow through the earth-atmosphere system. The CERES instruments will be an improved version of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) broadband scanning radiometer instruments flown by NASA in the 1980s. This paper describes the CERES experiment approach and the current CERES instrument design status.

Cooper, John E.; Barkstrom, Bruce R.; Kopia, Leonard P.

1992-01-01

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)  

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The CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System) experiment will play a major role in NASA's multi-platform Earth Observing System (EOS) program to observe and study the global climate. The CERES instruments will provide EOS scientists with a consistent data base of accurately known fields of radiation and of clouds. CERES will investigate the important question of cloud forcing and its influence on the radiative energy flow through the Earth's atmosphere. The CERES instrument is an improved version of the ERBE (Earth Radiation Budget Experiment) broadband scanning radiometer flown by NASA from 1984 through 1989. This paper describes the science of CERES, presents an overview of the instrument preliminary design, and outlines the issues related to spacecraft pointing and attitude control.

Carman, Stephen L.; Cooper, John E.; Miller, James; Harrison, Edwin F.; Barkstrom, Bruce R.

1992-01-01

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Radiant energy receiver having improved coolant flow control means  

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An improved coolant flow control for use in radiant energy receivers of the type having parallel flow paths is disclosed. A coolant performs as a temperature dependent valve means, increasing flow in the warmer flow paths of the receiver, and impeding flow in the cooler paths of the receiver. The coolant has a negative temperature coefficient of viscosity which is high enough such that only an insignificant flow through the receiver is experienced at the minimum operating temperature of the receiver, and such that a maximum flow is experienced at the maximum operating temperature of the receiver. The valving is accomplished by changes in viscosity of the coolant in response to the coolant being heated and cooled. No remotely operated valves, comparators or the like are needed.

Hinterberger, H.

1980-10-29

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Adaptive control of solar energy collector systems  

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This book describes methods for adaptive control of distributed-collector solar fields: plants that collect solar energy and deliver it in thermal form. Controller design methods are presented that can overcome difficulties found in these type of plants:they are distributed-parameter systems, i.e., systems with dynamics that depend on space as well as time;their dynamics is nonlinear, with a bilinear structure;there is a significant level of uncertainty in plant knowledge.Adaptive methods form the focus of the text because of the degree of uncertainty in the knowledge of plant dynamics. Parts

Lemos, João M; Igreja, José M

2014-01-01

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Evaluation of the interaction with radiant energy of substances traversed by a bore hole  

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Disclosed is a well logging method and apparatus for obtaining impulse response of a formation traversed by a bore hole by means of correlation techniques. Use is made of a source of radiant energy and of a control element for said source to produce a substantially random or pseudorandom sequence of discrete bursts of radiant energy from the source to cause interactions of these bursts with the formation whereby characteristic radiations of interactions are produced. A detector is provided which is responsive to these radiations to produce corresponding signals. In one embodiment of my invention the impulse response, expressed by a function h(T), is obtained by crosscorrelating signals produced by the detector with signals representing the bursts of radiant energy from the source. In another embodiment the impulse response h(T) of the formation is obtained by autocorrelating signals produced by the detector. In another embodiment of my invention the outputs of two detectors, differently spaced from a source of radiant energy, are crosscorrelated. Using the function h(T), valuable information regarding physical properties of the formation may be obtained. The source of radiant energy may be a source of energetic neutrons, particularly of the deuteriumtritium type, or a source of gamma radiation or of microwaves, or a source of any other form of radiant energy

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Energy efficiency and indoor thermal perception. A comparative study between radiant panel and portable convective heaters  

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This study investigates experimentally the thermal perception of indoor environment for evaluating the ability of radiant panel heaters to produce thermal comfort for space occupants as well as the energy consumption in comparison with conventional portable natural convective heaters. The thermal perception results show that, compared with conventional convection heater, a radiantly heated office room maintains a lower ambient air temperature while providing equal levels of thermal perception on the thermal dummy head as the convective heater and saves up to 39.1% of the energy consumption per day. However, for human subjects' vote experiments, the results show that for an environmentally controlled test room at outdoor environment temperatures of 0C and 5C, using two radiant panel heaters with a total capacity of 580 W leads to a better comfort sensation than the conventional portable natural convective heater with a 670 W capacity, with an energy saving of about 13.4%. In addition, for an outdoor environment temperature of 10C, using one radiant panel heater with a capacity of 290 W leads to a better comfort sensation than the conventional convection heater with a 670 W capacity, with an energy saving of about 56.7%. From the analytical results, it is found that distributing the radiant panel heater inside the office room, one on the wall facing the window and the other on the wall close to the window, provides the best operative temperature distribution within the room.

Ali, Ahmed Hamza H.; Morsy, Mahmoud Gaber [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Assiut, 71516 (Egypt)

2010-11-15

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Atmospheric radiative flux divergence from Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES)  

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A major objective of the Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) is the computation of vertical profiles through the atmosphere of the divergence of radiation flux, with global coverage. This paper discusses the need for radiation divergence and presents some options for its inference from CERES measurements and other data from the Earth Observating System.

Smith, Louis G.; Charlock, Thomas P.; Crommelynk, D.; Rutan, David; Gupta, Shashi

1990-01-01

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Numerical modelling the unsteady process of closed rectangular area radiant heating in conjugate formulation with accounting energy distribution along horizontal and vertical enclosure structures  

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Mathematical modelling of unsteady convective-conductive heat exchange in premises, heated by infrared radiant heater is passed. Heat flux density from infrared radiant heater was calculated accounting energy distribution along horizontal and vertical building envelope. Comparison between zonal method and Lambert's law radiant energy distribution was done.

Nee, A. E.

2014-08-01

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A variable goemetry retardation collector for low energy sputtering experiments  

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Low energy sputtering experiments with an isotope separator beam require a retardation collector system. As the irradiation energy is varied (from 50 eV up to 10 keV in our experiments) the beam waist shifts along the beam; however, a defined angle of incidence of the ions on the target surface is vital for the experiments. Consequently, the geometry of the immersion lens of the retardation system has to be adjusted according to the respective retardation potential. In this paper, a collector system with a cylindrical (two dimensional) immersion lens is presented where this necessary energy dependent geometry variation can be performed without breaking the vacuum. (orig.)

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Elevation Bearing Assembly Life Test  

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) elevation scan bearings lubricated with Pennzane SHF X2000 and 2% lead naphthenate (PbNp) were life tested for a seven-year equivalent Low Earth Orbit (LEO) operation. The bearing life assembly was tested continuously at an accelerated and normal rate using the scanning patterns developed for the CERES Earth Observing System AM-1 mission. A post-life-test analysis was performed on the collected data, bearing wear, and lubricant behavior.

Brown, Phillip L.; Miller, James B.; Jones, William R., Jr.; Rasmussen, Kent; Wheeler, Donald R.; Rana, Mauro; Peri, Frank

1999-01-01

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Standardized performance tests of collectors of solar thermal energy: Prototype moderately concentrating grooved collectors  

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Prototypes of moderately concentrating grooved collectors were tested with a solar simulator for varying inlet temperature, flux level, and incident angle. Collector performance is correlated in terms of inlet temperature and flux level.

1976-01-01

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Molecules, Water, and Radiant Energy: New Clues for the Origin of Life  

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Full Text Available We here examine the putative first step in the origin of life: the coalescence of dispersed molecules into a more condensed, organized state. Fresh evidence implies that the driving energy for this coalescence may come in a manner more direct than previously thought. The sun’s radiant energy separates charge in water, and this free charge demonstrably induces condensation. This condensation mechanism puts water as a central protagonist in life rather than as an incidental participant, and thereby helps explain why life requires water.

Qing Zhao

2009-03-01

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Radiant energy absorption studies for laser propulsion. [gas dynamics  

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A study of the energy absorption mechanisms and fluid dynamic considerations for efficient conversion of high power laser radiation into a high velocity flow is presented. The objectives of the study are: (1) to determine the most effective absorption mechanisms for converting laser radiation into translational energy, and (2) to examine the requirements for transfer of the absorbed energy into a steady flow which is stable to disturbances in the absorption zone. A review of inverse Bremsstrahlung, molecular and particulate absorption mechanisms is considered and the steady flow and stability considerations for conversion of the laser power to a high velocity flow in a nozzle configuration is calculated. A quasi-one-dimensional flow through a nozzle was formulated under the assumptions of perfect gas.

Caledonia, G. E.; Wu, P. K. S.; Pirri, A. N.

1975-01-01

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Visualization Single Satellite Footprint (SSF) Plot Generator  

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The first Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument will be launched in 1997 to collect data on the Earth's radiation budget. The data retrieved from the satellite will be processed through twelve subsystems. The Single Satellite Footprint (SSF) plot generator software was written to assist scientists in the early stages of CERES data analysis, producing two-dimensional plots of the footprint radiation and cloud data generated by one of the subsystems. Until the satellite is launched, however, software developers need verification tools to check their code. This plot generator will aid programmers by geolocating algorithm result on a global map.

Barsi, Julia A.

1995-01-01

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Overall energy, exergy and carbon credit analysis by different type of hybrid photovoltaic thermal air collectors  

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Highlights: ? Comparative study of PVT air collectors. ? CO2 analysis of all type of PVT air collectors. ? Study of thermal energy, exergy gain and exergy efficiency. ? Exergy efficiency of unglazed hybrid PVT tiles air collector is most efficient. - Abstract: In this paper, comparative analysis of different type of photovoltaic thermal (PVT) air collector namely: (i) unglazed hybrid PVT tiles, (ii) glazed hybrid PVT tiles and (iii) conventional hybrid PVT air collectors have been carried out for the composite climate of Srinagar (India). The comparative study has been carried out in terms of overall thermal energy and exergy gain, exergy efficiency and carbon credit earned by different type of hybrid PVT air collectors. It has been observed that overall annual thermal energy and exergy gain of unglazed hybrid PVT tiles air collector is higher by 27% and 29.3% respectively as compared to glazed hybrid PVT tiles air collector and by 61% and 59.8% respectively as compared to conventional hybrid PVT air collector. It has also been observed that overall annual exergy efficiency of unglazed and glazed hybrid PVT tiles air collector is higher by 9.6% and 53.8% respectively as compared to conventional hybrid PVT air collector. On the basis of comparative study, it has been concluded that CO2 emission reduction per annum on the basis of overall thermal energy gain of unglazed and glazed hybrid PVT tiles air collector is higher by 62.3% and 27.7% ctor is higher by 62.3% and 27.7% respectively as compared to conventional hybrid PVT air collector and on the basis of overall exergy gain it is 59.7% and 22.7%.

 
 
 
 
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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) - An Earth Observing System experiment  

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An overview is presented of the CERES experiment that is designed not only to monitor changes in the earth's radiant energy system and cloud systems but to provide these data with enough accuracy and simultaneity to examine the critical climate/cloud feedback mechanisms which may play a major role in determining future changes in the climate system. CERES will estimate not only the flow of radiation at the top of the atmosphere, but also more complete cloud properties that will permit determination of radiative fluxes within the atmosphere and at the surface. The CERES radiation budget data is also planned for utilization in a wide range of other Earth Observing System interdisciplinary science investigations, including studies of land, biological, ocean and atmospheric processes.

Wielicki, Bruce A.; Barkstrom, Bruce R.

1991-01-01

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Determination of Unfiltered Radiances from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Instrument  

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A new method for determining unfiltered shortwave (SW), longwave (LW) and window (W) radiances from filtered radiances measured by the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) satellite instrument is presented. The method uses theoretically derived regression coefficients between filtered and unfiltered radiances that are a function of viewing geometry, geotype and whether or not cloud is present. Relative errors in insta.ntaneous unfiltered radiances from this method are generally well below 1% for SW radiances (approx. 0.4% 1(sigma) or approx.l W/sq m equivalent flux), < 0.2% for LW radiances (approx. 0.1% 1(sigma) or approx.0.3 W/sq m equivalent flux) and < 0.2% (approx. 0.1% 1(sigma) for window channel radiances.

Loeb, N. G.; Priestley, K. J.; Kratz, D. P.; Geier, E. B.; Green, R. N.; Wielicki, B. A.; Hinton, P. OR.; Nolan, S. K.

2001-01-01

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Influence of reflectance from flat aluminum concentrators on energy efficiency of PV/Thermal collector  

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In this paper the results of the influence of reflectance from flat plate solar radiation concentrators made of Al sheet and Al foil on energy efficiency of PV/Thermal collector are presented. The total reflectance from concentrators made of Al sheet and Al foil is almost the same, but specular reflectance which is bigger in concentrators made of Al foil results in increase of solar radiation intensity concentration factor. With the increase of solar radiation intensity concentration factor, total daily thermal and electrical energy generated by PV/Thermal collector with concentrators increase. In this work also optimal position of solar radiation concentrators made of Al sheet and Al foil and appropriate thermal and electrical efficiency of PV/Thermal collector have been determined. Total energy generated by PV/Thermal collector with concentrators made of Al foil in optimal position is higher than total energy generated by PV/Thermal collector with concentrators made of Al sheet.

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16 CFR Figure 8 to Subpart A of... - Standard Radiant Heat Energy Flux Profile  

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...Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS INTERIM SAFETY STANDARD FOR CELLULOSE INSULATION The Standard Pt. 1209, Subpt. A, Fig. 8 Figure 8 to Subpart A of Part 1209—Standard Radiant Heat...

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Infant incubators and radiant warmers.  

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Incubators and radiant warmers are used to maintain the body temperature of newborn infants. This is best done so that the energy expended for metabolic heat production is minimized. The heat output of these devices is usually regulated by servocontrol to keep the skin temperature constant at a site on the abdomen where a thermistor probe is attached. In incubators, air temperature can also be controlled as an alternative to skin temperature servocontrol. Increased ambient humidity, heat shields and clothing have been used to decrease the evaporative or nonevaporative heat loss of infants in incubators under certain conditions. Double-walled incubators, by adding a second inner layer of Plexiglas, reduce radiant heat loss. They may also reduce total heat loss, but only if air temperature is controlled rather than skin temperature. The minimal oxygen consumption under a radiant warmer is the same or perhaps slightly higher than it is for the same infant in an incubator. Compared with incubators, the partition of body heat loss is quite different under radiant warmers. Radiant warmers increase convective and evaporative heat loss and insensible water loss but eliminate radiant heat loss or change it to net gain. A heat shield of thin polyethylene film can be used with a radiant warmer to reduce heat loss by convection and evaporation. The major advantage of the radiant warmer is the easy access it provides to critically-ill infants without disturbing the thermal environment. Its major disadvantage is the increase in insensible water loss produced by the radiant warmer. Most infants can be safely and adequately cared for in either incubator or radiant warmer bed. PMID:6641579

Bell, E F

1983-10-01

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES): An Earth Observing System Experiment  

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) is an investigation to examine the role of cloud/radiation feedback in the Earth's climate system. The CERES broadband scanning radiometers are an improved version of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) radiometers. The CERES instruments will fly on several National Aeronautics and Space Administration Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites starting in 1998 and extending over at least 15 years. The CERES science investigations will provide data to extend the ERBE climate record of top-of-atmosphere shortwave (SW) and longwave (LW) radiative fluxes CERES will also combine simultaneous cloud property data derived using EOS narrowband imagers to provide a consistent set of cloud/radiation data, including SW and LW radiative fluxes at the surface and at several selected levels within the atmosphere. CERES data are expected to provide top-of-atmosphere radiative fluxes with a factor of 2 to 3 less error than the ERBE data Estimates of radiative fluxes at the surface and especially within the atmosphere will be a much greater challenge but should also show significant improvements over current capabilities.

Wielicki, Bruce A.; Barkstrom, Bruce R.; Harrison, Edwin F.; Lee, Robert B., III; Smith, G. Louis; Cooper, John E.

1996-01-01

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Point response function of the Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System scanning radiometer  

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An overview of work related to the point response function (PRF) of the Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) scanning radiometer is presented. The aspects of the CERES design that affect the PRF are described, and then the design of the PRF is explained. The PRF was designed by shaping the field of view so as to minimize the blur plus alias errors of the radiance field reconstructed from the CERES measurements. The design is conducted in the Fourier domain. The PRF can then be computed by transforming the resulting transfer function to the physical domain. Alternatively, the PRF can be computed in the physical plane. The PRF of each model of the CERES instrument has been tested in the Radiation Calibration Facility by use of a PRF source and compared well with prediction. CERES instruments are aboard the Terra, Aqua, and Suomi-NPP spacecraft. In orbit, lunar observations are used to validate the PRF. These results showed nominal performance except for the longwave window channel of flight model 2, for which a region of anomalously high sensitivity was found.

Louis Smith, G.; Daniels, Janet L.; Priestley, Kory J.; Thomas, Susan

2014-01-01

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16 CFR 1209.6 - Test procedures for critical radiant flux.  

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...chamber from the radiant energy source. The radiant heat energy source shall be a panel... (3) The radiant heat energy panel shall be mounted in...important to note that the zero reference point on the dummy specimen...

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Integrated function nonimaging concentrating collector tubes for solar thermal energy  

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A substantial improvement in optical efficiency over contemporary external reflector evacuated tube collectors has been achieved by integrating the reflector surface into the outer glass envelope. Described are the design fabrication and test results for a prototype collector based on this concept. A comprehensive test program to measure performance and operational characteristics of a 2 sq m panel (45 tubes) has been completed. Efficiencies above 50% relative to beam at 200 C have been repeatedly demonstrated. Both the instantaneous and long term average performance of this totally stationary solar collector are comparable to those for tracking line focus parabolic troughs. The yield, reliability and stability of performance achieved have been excellent. Subcomponent assemblies and fabrication procedures have been used which are expected to be compatible with high volume production. The collector has a wide variety of applications in the 100 to 300 C range including industrial progress heat, air conditioning and Rankine engine operation.

Winston, R.; Ogallagher, J. J.

1982-09-01

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Energy metabolism and substrate utilization in low birth weight neonates under radiant warmers.  

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We evaluated the metabolic response to the thermal demands of an open radiant warmer device, as distinct from convection incubator, in 13 healthy premature infants (1.395 +/- 169 g, 28 +/- 12 days of age, mean +/- SD). Metabolic rate was 10% higher for infants under the radiant warmer than in the incubator (2.60 +/- 0.4 v 2.36 +/- 0.3 kcal/kg/h; P less than .05). The radiant warmer also induced a small (4%), but significant, increase in nonprotein respiratory quotient (0.94 +/- 0.1 v 0.90 +/- 0.1; P less than .05) and a 13% increase in carbon dioxide production (8.26 +/- 1.1 v 7.31 +/- 1.1 mL/kg/min; P less than .05). Subcutaneous fat accumulation (estimated from 60-second skin-fold thickness measurements) was greater under the radiant warmer than in the incubator (0.08 +/- 0.05 v 0.04 +/- 0.04 mm/d; P less than .05). Under the warmer, the infant's mean skin temperatures and core temperatures were normal and similar to those found in the incubator, but the foot temperature was on average 0.6 degrees C cooler. The average rate of weight gain (18 g/kg/d) was the same in the radiant environment. The pattern of the elevated metabolic rate, shift of respiratory quotient coupled with the accumulation of subcutaneous fat, and cool extremities of infants under the radiant warmer may represent a physiologic adaptive response to thermal stress. However, the reasons for the elevated metabolic rate are unclear, because activation of the sympathetic nervous system with the release of catecholamines is not apparently involved.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:3748681

Marks, K H; Nardis, E E; Momin, M N

1986-09-01

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Standardized performance tests of collectors of solar thermal energy - A flat-plate copper collector with parallel mylar striping  

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Basic test results are reported for a flat plate solar collector whose performance was determined in a solar simulator. The collector was tested over ranges of inlet temperatures, fluxes and one coolant flow rate. Collector efficiency is correlated in terms of inlet temperature and flux level.

Johnson, S. M.

1976-01-01

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Standardized performance tests of collectors of solar thermal energy: An evacuated flatplate copper collector with a serpentine flow distribution  

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Basic test results are given for a flat plate solar collector whose performance was determined in the NASA-Lewis solar simulator. The collector was tested over ranges of inlet temperatures, fluxes and one coolant flow rate. Collector efficiency is correlated in terms of inlet temperature and flux level.

Johnson, S. M.

1976-01-01

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Standardized performance tests of collectors of solar thermal energy: A selectively coated, steel collector with one transparent cover  

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Basic test results are presented of a flat-plate solar collector whose performance was determined in solar simulator. The collector was tested over ranges of inlet temperatures, fluxes and coolant flow rates. Collector efficiency was correlated in terms of inlet temperature and flux level.

1976-01-01

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Sensors and Preflight Calibration Plans  

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) spacecraft sensors are designed to measure broadband earth-reflected solar shortwave (0.3-5 microns) and earth-emitted longwave (5- > 100 microns) radiances at the top of the atmosphere as part of the Mission to Planet Earth program. The scanning thermistor bolometer sensors respond to radiances in the broadband shortwave (0.3-5 microns) and total-wave (0.3- > 100 microns) spectral regions, as well as to radiances in the narrowband water vapor window (8-12 microns) region. 'ne sensors are designed to operate for a minimum of 5 years aboard the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and Earth Observing System AM-1 spacecraft platforms that are scheduled for launches in 1997 and 1998, respectively. The flight sensors and the in-flight calibration systems will be calibrated in a vacuum ground facility using reference radiance sources, tied to the international temperature scale of 1990. The calibrations will be used to derive sensor gains, offsets, spectral responses, and point spread functions within and outside of the field of view. The shortwave, total-wave, and window ground calibration accuracy requirements (1 sigma) are +/-0.8, +/-0.6, and +/-0.3 W /sq m/sr, respectively, while the corresponding measurement precisions are +/-O.5% and +/-1.0% for the broadband longwave and shortwave radiances, respectively. The CERES sensors, in-flight calibration systems, and ground calibration instrumentation are described along with outlines of the preflight and in-flight calibration approaches.

Lee, Robert B., III; Barkstrom, Bruce R.; Smith, G. Louis; Cooper, John E.; Kopia, Leonard P.; Lawrence, R. Wes; Thomas, Susan; Pandey, Dhirendra K.; Crommelynck, Dominique A. H.

1996-01-01

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Energy and exergy analysis of PV/T air collectors connected in series  

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In this paper an attempt has been made to derive the analytical expressions for N hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) air collectors connected in series. The performance of collectors is evaluated by considering the two different cases, namely, Case I (air collector is fully covered by PV module (glass to glass) and air flows above the absorber plate) and Case II (air collector is fully covered by PV module (glass to glass) and air flows below the absorber plate). This paper shows the detailed analysis of energy, exergy and electrical energy by varying the number of collectors and air velocity considering four weather conditions (a, b, c and d type) and five different cities (New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Srinagar, and Jodhpur) of India. It is found that the collectors fully covered by PV module and air flows below the absorber plate gives better results in terms of thermal energy, electrical energy and exergy gain. Physical implementation of BIPV system has also been evaluated. If this type of system is installed on roof of building or integrated with building envelope will simultaneously fulfill the electricity generation for lighting purpose and hot air can be used for space heating or drying. (author)

Dubey, Swapnil; Solanki, S.C. [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India); Tiwari, Arvind [Department of Design, Production and Management, University of Twente (Netherlands)

2009-08-15

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The 3X Compound Parabolic Concentrating (CPC) solar energy collector  

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A 3X compounds parabolic concentrating (CPC) collector was designed. The collector is a completely housed, 105.75 x 44.75 x 10.23 inch, 240 pound unit with six each evacuated receiver assemblies, a center manifold and a one piece glass cover. A truncated version of a CPC trough reflector system and the General Electric Company tubular evacuated receiver were integrated with a mass producible collector design suitable for operation at 250 to 450 F. The key criterion for optimization of the design was minimization of the cost per Btu collected annually at an operating temperature of 400 F. The reflector is a 4.1X design truncated to a total height of 8.0 inches with a resulting actual concentration ratio of 2.6 to 1. The manifold is an insulated area housing the fluid lines which connect the six receivers in series with inlet and outlet tubes extending from one side of the collector at the center.

Ballheim, R. W.

1980-04-01

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16 CFR 1209.6 - Test procedures for critical radiant flux.  

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... INTERIM SAFETY STANDARD FOR CELLULOSE INSULATION The Standard § 1209.6...radiant flux of exposed attic floor insulation using a radiant heat energy source...horizontally-mounted attic floor insulation specimen. The radiant...

2010-01-01

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Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES), a Review: Past, Present and Future  

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The Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) project s objectives are to measure the reflected solar radiance (shortwave) and Earth-emitted (longwave) radiances and from these measurements to compute the shortwave and longwave radiation fluxes at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) and the surface and radiation divergence within the atmosphere. The fluxes at TOA are to be retrieved to an accuracy of 2%. Improved bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (BRDFs) have been developed to compute the fluxes at TOA from the measured radiances with errors reduced from ERBE by a factor of two or more. Instruments aboard the Terra and Aqua spacecraft provide sampling at four local times. In order to further reduce temporal sampling errors, data are used from the geostationary meteorological satellites to account for changes of scenes between observations by the CERES radiometers. A validation protocol including in-flight calibrations and comparisons of measurements has reduced the instrument errors to less than 1%. The data are processed through three editions. The first edition provides a timely flow of data to investigators and the third edition provides data products as accurate as possible with resources available. A suite of cloud properties retrieved from the MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) by the CERES team is used to identify the cloud properties for each pixel in order to select the BRDF for each pixel so as to compute radiation fluxes from radiances. Also, the cloud information is used to compute radiation at the surface and through the atmosphere and to facilitate study of the relationship between clouds and the radiation budget. The data products from CERES include, in addition to the reflected solar radiation and Earth emitted radiation fluxes at TOA, the upward and downward shortwave and longwave radiation fluxes at the surface and at various levels in the atmosphere. Also at the surface the photosynthetically active radiation and ultraviolet radiation (total, UVA and UVB) are computed. The CERES instruments aboard the Terra and Aqua spacecraft have served well past their design life times. A CERES instrument has been integrated onto the NPP platform and is ready for launch in 2011. Another CERES instrument is being built for launch in 2014, and plans are being made for a series of follow-on missions.

Smith, G. L.; Priestley, K. J.; Loeb, N. G.; Wielicki, B. A.; Charlock, T. P.; Minnis, P.; Doelling, D. R.; Rutan, D. A.

2011-01-01

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Cloud Effects on Meridional Atmospheric Energy Budget Estimated from Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Data  

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The zonal mean atmospheric cloud radiative effect, defined as the difference of the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) and surface cloud radiative effects, is estimated from three years of Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data. The zonal mean shortwave effect is small, though it tends to be positive (warming). This indicates that clouds increase shortwave absorption in the atmosphere, especially in midlatitudes. The zonal mean atmospheric cloud radiative effect is, however, dominated by the longwave effect. The zonal mean longwave effect is positive in the tropics and decreases with latitude to negative values (cooling) in polar regions. The meridional gradient of cloud effect between midlatitude and polar regions exists even when uncertainties in the cloud effect on the surface enthalpy flux and in the modeled irradiances are taken into account. This indicates that clouds increase the rate of generation of mean zonal available potential energy. Because the atmospheric cooling effect in polar regions is predominately caused by low level clouds, which tend to be stationary, we postulate that the meridional and vertical gradients of cloud effect increase the rate of meridional energy transport by dynamics in the atmosphere from midlatitude to polar region, especially in fall and winter. Clouds then warm the surface in polar regions except in the Arctic in summer. Clouds, therefore, contribute in increasing the rate of meridional energy transport from midlatitude to polar regions through the atmosphere.

Kato, Seiji; Rose, Fred G.; Rutan, David A.; Charlock, Thomas P.

2008-01-01

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Design of a system using CPC collectors to collect solar energy and to produce industrial process steam  

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A system has been designed to use CPC collectors to collect solar energy and to generate steam for industrial process heat purposes. The system is divided into two loops with the collectors in the collector loop to operate a preheater and the collectors in the boiler loop to heat water to elevated pressures and temperatures. A flash boiler is used to throttle the heated water to steam. Two types of CPC collectors are chosen. In the collector loop the CPC collectors are fitted with concentric tube receivers. In the boiler loop the collectors employ heat pipes to transmit heat. This design is able to alleviate the scaling and plumbing problems. A fragile receiver tube can also be employed without rupture difficulties. The thermal processes in the collectors were analyzed using a computer modeling. The results were also used to develop a thermodynamic analysis of the total system. Calculations show that the design is technically feasible. The CPC collector is shown to have an efficiency that is very weakly dependent on its operating temperatures, which makes the collector particularly attractive in high temperature applications.

Hsieh, C.K.

1979-08-01

 
 
 
 
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Development of ice storage radiant cooling system. Part 2. Electricity consumption and charge; Kori chikunetsushiki hosha reibo system no kaihatsu. 2. Energy shohi tokusei to running cost  

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A model office which introduced the ice storage radiant cooling system was set up, and an effect of load leveling, energy saving, and a running cost of the building were evaluated. A 24-hour simulation of heat loads and power consumption was conducted relating to a summer peak day and a winter peak day assumed in summer and winter, and average days in each month, in order to calculate the maximum peak power demand in summer, the annual power consumption, and annual power rates. Assessment was made in comparison between the radiant system and convective system, and between with and without ice storage in each system. In the case of ice storage, the radiant system can make the maximum peak power demand in summer and the annual power consumption the same as the convective system or a little less than that in the convective system. On the other hand, in the case of no ice storage, the radiant system increases the maximum peak power demand in summer and the annual power consumption by around 10% over the convective system. The radiant system can reduce the maximum peak power in summer by 34%, the annual power consumption by 10%, and the annual power rate by 30% in the case of ice storage as compared with the case of no ice storage. 13 refs., 9 figs., 14 tabs.

Nakano, Y.; Miyanaga, T.; Onuma, T. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)

1997-05-01

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HVAC Equipment Design Options for Near-Zero-Energy Homes - Scoping Assessment of Radiant Panel Distribution System Options  

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Although the energy efficiency of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment has increased substantially in recent years, new approaches are needed to continue this trend. Conventional unitary equipment and system designs have matured to a point where cost-effective, dramatic efficiency improvements that meet near-zero-energy housing (NZEH) goals require a radical rethinking of opportunities to improve system performance. The large reductions in HVAC energy consumption necessary to support the NZEH goals require a systems-oriented analysis approach that characterizes each element of energy consumption, identifies alternatives, and determines the most cost-effective combination of options. In particular, HVAC equipment must be developed that addresses the range of special needs of NZEH applications in the areas of reduced HVAC and water heating energy use, humidity control, ventilation, uniform comfort, and ease of zoning. In FY05, ORNL conducted a scoping-level assessment of HVAC system options for NZEH homes (Baxter 2005). That report examined some twenty HVAC and water heating (HVAC/WH) systems in two 1800 ft2 houses--one constructed to Building America Research Benchmark standards and one a prototype NZEH. Both centrally ducted and two-zone systems were examined in that study. The highest scoring options using the ranking criteria described in that report were air-source and ground-source integrated heat pumps (IHP), and these were selected by DOE for further development. Among the feedback received to the FY05 report was a comment that systems using radiant panel (floor or ceiling) distribution options were not included among the system examined. This present report describes an assessment of a few such radiant panel systems under the same analysis and ranking criteria used in Baxter (2005). The rankings of the radiant system options reported herein are based on scoring by the team of building equipment researchers at ORNL. It is DOE's prerogative to revisit the criteria and obtain scoring from additional perspectives as part of its decision making process. If the criteria change, the ORNL team will be happy to re-score.

Baxter, Van David [ORNL

2007-06-01

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Climate Model Evaluation using New Datasets from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)  

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There are some in the science community who believe that the response of the climate system to anthropogenic radiative forcing is unpredictable and we should therefore call off the quest . The key limitation in climate predictability is associated with cloud feedback. Narrowing the uncertainty in cloud feedback (and therefore climate sensitivity) requires optimal use of the best available observations to evaluate and improve climate model processes and constrain climate model simulations over longer time scales. The Clouds and the Earth s Radiant Energy System (CERES) is a satellite-based program that provides global cloud, aerosol and radiative flux observations for improving our understanding of cloud-aerosol-radiation feedbacks in the Earth s climate system. CERES is the successor to the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), which has widely been used to evaluate climate models both at short time scales (e.g., process studies) and at decadal time scales. A CERES instrument flew on the TRMM satellite and captured the dramatic 1998 El Nino, and four other CERES instruments are currently flying aboard the Terra and Aqua platforms. Plans are underway to fly the remaining copy of CERES on the upcoming NPP spacecraft (mid-2010 launch date). Every aspect of CERES represents a significant improvement over ERBE. While both CERES and ERBE measure broadband radiation, CERES calibration is a factor of 2 better than ERBE. In order to improve the characterization of clouds and aerosols within a CERES footprint, we use coincident higher-resolution imager observations (VIRS, MODIS or VIIRS) to provide a consistent cloud-aerosol-radiation dataset at climate accuracy. Improved radiative fluxes are obtained by using new CERES-derived Angular Distribution Models (ADMs) for converting measured radiances to fluxes. CERES radiative fluxes are a factor of 2 more accurate than ERBE overall, but the improvement by cloud type and at high latitudes can be as high as a factor of 5. Diurnal cycles are explicitly resolved by merging geostationary satellite observations with CERES and MODIS. Atmospheric state data are provided from a frozen version of the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office- Data Assimilation System at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition to improving the accuracy of top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes, CERES also produces radiative fluxes at the surface and at several levels in the atmosphere using radiative transfer modeling, constrained at the TOA by CERES (ERBE was limited to the TOA). In all, CERES uses 11 instruments on 7 spacecraft all integrated to obtain climate accuracy in TOA to surface fluxes. This presentation will provide an overview of several new CERES datasets of interest to the climate community (including a new adjusted TOA flux dataset constrained by estimates of heat storage in the Earth system), show direct comparisons between CERES ad ERBE, and provide a detailed error analysis of CERES fluxes at various time and space scales. We discuss how observations can be used to reduce uncertainties in cloud feedback and climate sensitivity and strongly argue why we should NOT "call off the quest".

Loeb, Norman G.; Wielicki, Bruce A.; Doelling, David R.

2008-01-01

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Transient analytical solution of a solar still integrated with a tubular solar energy collector  

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A transient analytical solution has been obtained of a solar still integrated with a tubular solar energy collector. Explicit expressions were derived for the temperatures of various components of the system as a function of time and space coordinates and in terms of geometrical, operational and meteorological parameters. This facilitates evolving the optimum design of the system. (Author)

Yadav, Y.P. [L.N. Mithila Univ., Physics Dept., Bihar (India); Yadav, B.P. [R.J. Coll., Physics Dept., Chapra, Bihar (India)

1998-12-01

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Performance stability of the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument sensors on board the Aqua and Terra spacecraft  

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The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments measure the earth-reflected shortwave energy as well as the earth-emitted thermal energy, which are two components of the earth's energy budget. These measurements are made through four instruments on two spacecraft as part of the Earth Observing System (EOS) mission - Flight Models 1 and 2 onboard the Terra spacecraft, and Flight Models 3 and 4 onboard the Aqua spacecraft. Each instrument comprises of three sensors that measure the radiances in different spectral regions- a shortwave channel that measures energy in the 0.3 to 5 micron wavelength band, a total channel that measures all the incident energy (0.3- calibrations as well as on-orbit calibration activities. Onorbit calibration is carried out using the Internal Calibration Module (ICM) that consists of a quartz-halogen tungsten lamp, blackbodies, and a solar diffuser plate known as the Mirror Attenuator Mosaic (MAM). The ICM calibration provides information about the change in the CERES sensors' broadband radiometric gains on-orbit from the pre-launch values. Several validation studies are conducted in order to monitor the behavior of the instruments in various spectral bands. The CERES Edition-3 data products incorporate the latest upgrades to the calibration techniques. In this paper, we present the on-orbit performance stability as well as some validation studies using the CERES Edition-3 data products from all four instruments.

Shankar, Mohan; Priestley, Kory; Thomas, Susan; Hess, Phillip; Walikainen, Dale

2012-09-01

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ETRANS: an energy transport system optimization code for distributed networks of solar collectors  

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The optimization code ETRANS was developed at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory to design and estimate the costs associated with energy transport systems for distributed fields of solar collectors. The code uses frequently cited layouts for dish and trough collectors and optimizes them on a section-by-section basis. The optimal section design is that combination of pipe diameter and insulation thickness that yields the minimum annualized system-resultant cost. Among the quantities included in the costing algorithm are (1) labor and materials costs associated with initial plant construction, (2) operating expenses due to daytime and nighttime heat losses, and (3) operating expenses due to pumping power requirements. Two preliminary series of simulations were conducted to exercise the code. The results indicate that transport system costs for both dish and trough collector fields increase with field size and receiver exit temperature. Furthermore, dish collector transport systems were found to be much more expensive to build and operate than trough transport systems. ETRANS itself is stable and fast-running and shows promise of being a highly effective tool for the analysis of distributed solar thermal systems.

Barnhart, J.S.

1980-09-01

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Relationship Between the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Measurements and Surface Temperatures of Selected Ocean Regions  

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Clear sky longwave radiances and fluxes are compared with the sea surface temperatures for three oceanic regions: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) measurements were obtained by the three thermistor bolometers: total channel which measures the radiation arising from the earth-atmosphere system between 0.3 - greater than 100 micrometers; the window channel which measures the radiation from 8-12 micrometers; and the shortwave channel which measures the reflected energy from 0.3 - less than 5.0 micrometers. These instruments have demonstrated measurement precisions of approximately 0.3% on the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) between ground and on-orbit sensor calibrations. In this work we have used eight months of clear sky earth-nadir-view radiance data starting from January 1998 through August 1998. We have found a very strong correlation of 0.97 between the CERES window channel's weekly averaged unfiltered spectral radiance values at satellite altitude (350 km) and the corresponding weekly averaged sea surface temperature (SST) data covering all the oceanic regions. Such correlation can be used in predicting the sea surface temperatures using the present CERES Terra's window channel radiances at satellite altitude very easily.

Pandey, Dhirendra, K.; Lee, Robert B., III; Brown, Shannon B.; Paden, Jack; Spence, Peter L.; Thomas, Susan; Wilson, Robert S.; Al-Hajjah, Aiman

2001-01-01

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Evaluation of Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Scanner Pointing Accuracy using a Coastline Detection System  

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) investigation to examine the role of clouds in the radiative energy flow through the Earth-atmosphere system. The first CERES scanning radiometer was launched on November 27, 1997 into a 35 inclination, 350 km altitude orbit, on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft. The CERES instrument consists of a three channel scanning broadband radiometer. The spectral bands measure shortwave (0.3 - 5 microns), window (8 - 12 microns), and total (0.3 - 100 microns) radiation reflected or emitted from the Earth-atmosphere system. Each Earth viewing measurement is geolocated to the Earth fixed coordinate system using satellite ephemeris, Earth rotation and geoid, and instrument pointing data. The interactive CERES coastline detection system is used to assess the accuracy of the CERES geolocation process. By analyzing radiative flux gradients at the boundaries of ocean and land masses, the accuracy of the scanner measurement locations may be derived for the CERES/TRMM instrument/satellite system. The resulting CERES measurement location errors are within 10% of the nadir footprint size. Precise pointing knowledge of the Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) is required for convolution of cloud properties onto the CERES footprint; initial VIRS coastline results are included.

Currey, Chris; Smith, Lou; Neely, Bob

1998-01-01

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) algorithm theoretical basis document. Volume 1; Overviews (subsystem 0)  

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The theoretical bases for the Release 1 algorithms that will be used to process satellite data for investigation of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) are described. The architecture for software implementation of the methodologies is outlined. Volume 1 provides both summarized and detailed overviews of the CERES Release 1 data analysis system. CERES will produce global top-of-the-atmosphere shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes at the top of the atmosphere, at the surface, and within the atmosphere by using the combination of a large variety of measurements and models. The CERES processing system includes radiance observations from CERES scanning radiometers, cloud properties derived from coincident satellite imaging radiometers, temperature and humidity fields from meteorological analysis models, and high-temporal-resolution geostationary satellite radiances to account for unobserved times. CERES will provide a continuation of the ERBE record and the lowest error climatology of consistent cloud properties and radiation fields. CERES will also substantially improve our knowledge of the Earth's surface radiation budget.

Wielicki, Bruce A. (Principal Investigator); Barkstrom, Bruce R. (Principal Investigator); Baum, Bryan A.; Cess, Robert D.; Charlock, Thomas P.; Coakley, James A.; Green, Richard N.; Lee, Robert B., III; Minnis, Patrick; Smith, G. Louis

1995-01-01

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Global, Multi-Year Analysis of Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System Terra Observations and Radiative Transfer Calculations  

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An extended record of the Terra Surface and Atmosphere Radiation Budget (SARB) computed by CERES (Clouds and Earth s Radiant Energy System) is produced in gridded form, facilitating an investigation of global scale direct aerosol forcing. The new gridded version (dubbed FSW) has a spacing of 1 at the Equator. A companion document (Rutan et al. 2005) focuses on advances to (and validation of) the ungridded, footprint scale calculations (dubbed CRS), primarily in clear-sky conditions. While mainly intended to provide observations of fluxes at the top of atmosphere (TOA), CERES (Wielicki et al. 1996) includes a program to also compute the fluxes at TOA, within the atmosphere and at the surface, and also to validate the results with independent ground based measurements (Charlock and Alberta 1996). ARM surface data has been a focus for this component of CERES. To permit the user to infer cloud forcing and direct aerosol forcing with the computed SARB, CERES includes surface and TOA fluxes that have been computed for cloud-free (clear) and aerosol free (pristine) footprints; this accounts for aerosol effects (SW scattering and absorption, and LW scattering, absorption and emission) to both clear and cloudy skies.

Charlock, T. P.; Rose, F. G.; Rutan, D. A.; Coleman, L. H.; Caldwell, T.; Zentz, S.

2005-01-01

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Ground Calibrations of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Spacecraft Thermistor Bolometers  

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) spacecraft scanning thermistor bolometers will measure earth-reflected solar and earth-emmitted,longwave radiances, at the top-of-the-atmosphere. The measurements are performed in the broadband shortwave (0.3-5.0 micron) and longwave (5.0 - >100 micron) spectral regions as well as in the 8 -12 micron water vapor window over geographical footprints as small as 10 kilometers at the nadir. The CERES measurements are designed to improve our knowledge of the earth's natural climate processes, in particular those related to clouds, and man's impact upon climate as indicated by atmospheric temperature. November 1997, the first set of CERES bolometers is scheduled for launch on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Spacecraft. The CERES bolometers were calibrated radiometrically in a vacuum ground facility using absolute reference sources, tied to the International Temperature Scale of 1990. Accurate bolometer calibrations are dependent upon the derivations of the radiances from the spectral properties [reflectance, transmittance, emittance, etc.] of both the sources and bolometers. In this paper, the overall calibration approaches are discussed for the longwave and shortwave calibrations. The spectral responses for the TRMM bolometer units are presented and applied to the bolometer ground calibrations in order to determine pre-launch calibration gains.

Lee, Robert B., III; Smith, G. Lou; Barkstrom, Bruce R.; Priestley, Kory J.; Thomas, Susan; Paden, Jack; Pandey, Direndra K.; Thornhill, K. Lee; Bolden, William C.; Wilson, Robert S.

1997-01-01

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Indoor test and long-term weathering effects on the thermal performance of the solar energy system (liquid) solar collector  

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The procedures used and the results obtained during the evaluation test program on the Solar Energy Systems, Inc., (Liquid) Solar Collector are presented. The narrow flat-plate collector with reflective concentrating mirrors uses water as the working fluid. The double-covered collector weighs 137 pounds and has overall dimensions of about 35'' x 77'' x 6.75''. The test program was conducted to obtain the following information: thermal performance data under simulated conditions, structural behavior under static load, and the effects of long-term exposure to natural weathering. These tests were conducted using the MSFC Solar Test Facility and Solar Simulator.

1979-05-01

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Plant Production in Solar Collector Greenhouses - Influence on Yield, Energy Use Efficiency and Reduction in CO2 Emissions  

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A semi-closed solar collector greenhouse was tested to evaluate the yield and the energy saving potential compared with a commercial greenhouse. As such, new algorithm for ventilation, carbon dioxide (CO2) enrichment, as well as for cooling and heating purposes initiated by a heat pump, cooling fins under the roof and a low temperature storage tank were developed. This cooling system showed that the collector greenhouse can be kept longer in the closed operation mode than a commerc...

Dennis Dannehl; Ingo Schuch; Uwe Schmidt

2013-01-01

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Spectral Characterizations of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Thermistor Bolometers using Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) Techniques  

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Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) techniques are being used to characterize the relative spectral response, or sensitivity, of scanning thermistor bolometers in the infrared (IR) region (2 - >= 100-micrometers). The bolometers are being used in the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) program. The CERES measurements are designed to provide precise, long term monitoring of the Earth's atmospheric radiation energy budget. The CERES instrument houses three bolometric radiometers, a total wavelength (0.3- >= 150-micrometers) sensor, a shortwave (0.3-5-micrometers) sensor, and an atmospheric window (8-12-micrometers) sensor. Accurate spectral characterization is necessary for determining filtered radiances for longwave radiometric calibrations. The CERES bolometers spectral response's are measured in the TRW FTS Vacuum Chamber Facility (FTS - VCF), which uses a FTS as the source and a cavity pyroelectric trap detector as the reference. The CERES bolometers and the cavity detector are contained in a vacuum chamber, while the FTS source is housed in a GN2 purged chamber. Due to the thermal time constant of the CERES bolometers, the FTS must be operated in a step mode. Data are acquired in 6 IR spectral bands covering the entire longwave IR region. In this paper, the TRW spectral calibration facility design and data measurement techniques are described. Two approaches are presented which convert the total channel FTS data into the final CERES spectral characterizations, producing the same calibration coefficients (within 0.1 percent). The resulting spectral response curves are shown, along with error sources in the two procedures. Finally, the impact of each spectral response curve on CERES data validation will be examined through analysis of filtered radiance values from various typical scene types.

Thornhill, K. Lee; Bitting, Herbert; Lee, Robert B., III; Paden, Jack; Pandey, Dhirendra K.; Priestley, Kory J.; Thomas, Susan; Wilson, Robert S.

1998-01-01

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Novel concept for producing energy integrating a solar collector with a man made mountain hollow  

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The concept of the solar chimney thermal power technology was proven with the successful operation of the Manzanares prototype built in the 1980s. However, all previous attempts at producing energy from a commercial solar chimney thermal power plant on a large scale have failed because of bad engineering and safety. A novel concept for producing energy by integrating a solar collector with a mountain hollow is presented and described. Solar energy is collected in the collector and heats the ground, which is used to store heat energy and heat the indoor air. Then, the hot air is forced by the pressure difference between it and the ambient air to move along the tilted segment and up the vertical segment of the 'chimney', driving the turbine generators to generate electricity. The mountain hollow, formed by excavation in a large-elevation mountain, can avoid the safety issues of erecting a gigantic concrete chimney, which is needed for commercial solar chimney thermal power plants. Furthermore, it can also save a great amount of construction materials for constructing a robust chimney structure and reduce the energy cost to a level less than that of a clean coal power plant, providing a good solution to the reclamation and utilization of undeveloped mountains, especially in mountainous countries

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Novel concept for producing energy integrating a solar collector with a man made mountain hollow  

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The concept of the solar chimney thermal power technology was proven with the successful operation of the Manzanares prototype built in the 1980s. However, all previous attempts at producing energy from a commercial solar chimney thermal power plant on a large scale have failed because of bad engineering and safety. A novel concept for producing energy by integrating a solar collector with a mountain hollow is presented and described. Solar energy is collected in the collector and heats the ground, which is used to store heat energy and heat the indoor air. Then, the hot air is forced by the pressure difference between it and the ambient air to move along the tilted segment and up the vertical segment of the 'chimney', driving the turbine generators to generate electricity. The mountain hollow, formed by excavation in a large-elevation mountain, can avoid the safety issues of erecting a gigantic concrete chimney, which is needed for commercial solar chimney thermal power plants. Furthermore, it can also save a great amount of construction materials for constructing a robust chimney structure and reduce the energy cost to a level less than that of a clean coal power plant, providing a good solution to the reclamation and utilization of undeveloped mountains, especially in mountainous countries. (author)

Zhou, Xinping [School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China); Yang, Jiakuan; Wang, Jinbo; Xiao, Bo [School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China)

2009-03-15

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Novel concept for producing energy integrating a solar collector with a man made mountain hollow  

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The concept of the solar chimney thermal power technology was proven with the successful operation of the Manzanares prototype built in the 1980s. However, all previous attempts at producing energy from a commercial solar chimney thermal power plant on a large scale have failed because of bad engineering and safety. A novel concept for producing energy by integrating a solar collector with a mountain hollow is presented and described. Solar energy is collected in the collector and heats the ground, which is used to store heat energy and heat the indoor air. Then, the hot air is forced by the pressure difference between it and the ambient air to move along the tilted segment and up the vertical segment of the 'chimney', driving the turbine generators to generate electricity. The mountain hollow, formed by excavation in a large-elevation mountain, can avoid the safety issues of erecting a gigantic concrete chimney, which is needed for commercial solar chimney thermal power plants. Furthermore, it can also save a great amount of construction materials for constructing a robust chimney structure and reduce the energy cost to a level less than that of a clean coal power plant, providing a good solution to the reclamation and utilization of undeveloped mountains, especially in mountainous countries.

Zhou Xinping [School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China)], E-mail: zhxpmark@hotmail.com; Yang Jiakuan; Wang Jinbo; Xiao Bo [School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China)

2009-03-15

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Potential Use of Radiant Walls to Transfer Energy Between two Building Zones  

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Due to a reduced energy demand in low energy buildings, low temperature heating and high temperature cooling can be used to control thermal comfort. Nevertheless, highly varying heat loads due to solar radiation can create sometimes an imbalanced energy demand inside the building. Instead of being considered as a disturbance, this asymmetry can be used as a heat source for another zone of the building. By means of computer simulations, the possibility of shifting the energy demand between two office rooms with different thermal loads has been studied. Due to the small temperature difference between the two zones, capillary tubes embedded in the surface of walls are used to exchange heat from a south-facing room to a north-facing room. In addition to having a better indoor climate, the total heating and cooling consumption decreases when running the system. A comparison has also been performed with a system exchanging room air directly.

Le Dreau, Jerome; Heiselberg, Per

2011-01-01

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Geothermal energy - Handbook of cage-type collectors; Projekt Handbuch Erdwaermekoerbe. Dokumentation, Auslegung und Anwendungsbeispiele  

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This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a project that examined the use of cage-type ground-loop collectors used as the heat or cold source for heat-pump installations. The report describes the operating principle, functioning and application of such installations. Also, examples of installations are given and typical installations are documented. Simple rules for the dimensioning of the installations are presented. The suitability of such systems as an alternative to traditional ground loops and borehole heat exchangers for use in the heating systems of smaller single-family homes is discussed.

Bassetti, S.; Rohner, E.

2005-07-01

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Performance assessment of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments aboard Terra and Aqua spacecraft  

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments were designed to measure the reflected shortwave and emitted longwave radiances of the Earth's radiation budget and to investigate the cloud interactions with global radiances for the long-term monitoring of Earth's climate. The three scanning thermistor bolometer sensors on CERES measure broadband radiances in the shortwave (0.3 to 5.0 micrometer), total (0.3 to sun-synchronous orbits of 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM equatorial crossing time. A rigorous and comprehensive radiometric calibration and validation protocol comprising of various studies was developed to evaluate the calibration accuracy of the CERES instruments. The in-flight calibration of CERES sensors are carried out using the internal calibration module (ICM) comprising of blackbody sources and quartzhalogen tungsten lamp, and a solar diffuser plate known as the Mirror Attenuator Mosaic (MAM). The ICM calibration results are instrumental in determining the changes in CERES sensors' gains after launch from the prelaunch determined values and the on-orbit gain variations. In addition to the broadband response changes derived from the on-board blackbody and the tungsten lamp, the shortwave and the total sensors show a spectrally dependent drop in responsivity in the shorter wavelegth region below one micron that were brought to light through validation studies. The spectrally dependent changes were attributed to the instrument operational modes and the corrections were derived using the sensor radiance comparisons. This paper covers the on-orbit behavior of CERES sensors aboard the Terra and Aqua spacecraft and the determination of the sensor response changes utilising the in-flight calibration and the radiance measurement comparisons viewing various targets. The corrections for the sensor response changes were incorporated in the radiance calculations of CERES Edition3 data products.

Thomas, Susan; Priestley, K. J.; Shankar, M.; Smith, N. M.; Loeb, N. G.; Walikainen, D. R.; Hess, P. C.; Wilson, R. S.; Smith, N. P.

2013-09-01

 
 
 
 
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Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) reprocessing using Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) angular distribution models  

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NASA's Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) scanning broadband radiometers flew on board the NOAA 9 (Feb 1985 to Jan 1987) and NOAA 10 (Jan 1987 to May 1989) and measured broadband shortwave (˜0.2 ?m to 5 ?m), longwave (5 ?m to 50 ?m) and total radiances. While the observations provided solid evidence of the cooling effect on the Earth system by clouds, the uncertainty of cloud radiative effects by region or by cloud type is large compared to those derived more recently from NASA's Clouds and the Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) observations. In ERBE, top-of-atmosphere (TOA) irradiances were derived by applying 12 scene-type dependent angular distribution models (ADMs). Scene type viewed by ERBE scanners was estimated from broadband radiances using a maximum likelihood estimate method [1]. In this study, we use data taken by Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on board the NOAA-9 satellite to derive cloud properties similar to those produced by the CERES cloud algorithm that utilizes Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) data collocated with CERES footprints. This allows direct application of newer CERES ADMs to ERBE scanner radiances, which in turn reduces the uncertainty in the TOA irradiances. We describe the process of applying CERES ADMs and a comparison of the reprocessed data with original ERBE data. The reprocessing of 4 months of NOAA-9 measurements indicated increase in the global monthly mean shortwave TOA irradiance by ˜4%, while longwave TOA irradiance decreased by ˜0.5%, compared to irradiances derived from ERBE ADMs. These differences are largely caused by the pixel sizes of AVHRR and MODIS that yield different cloud type probability distributions.

Shrestha, A. K.; Kato, S.; Bedka, K. M.; Miller, W. F.; Wong, T.; Rutan, D. A.; Smith, G. L.; Fernandez, J. R.; Loeb, N.; Minnis, P.; Doelling, D. R.

2013-05-01

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On-orbit solar calibrations using the Aqua Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) in-flight calibration system  

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) spacecraft scanning thermistor bolometers were used to measure earth-reflected solar and earth-emitted longwave radiances, at satellite altitude. The bolometers measured the earth radiances in the broadband shortwave solar (0.3 - 5.0 micrometers) and total (0.3->100 micrometers) spectral bands as well as in the (8 - 12 micrometers) water vapor window spectral band over geographical footprints as small as 10 kilometers at nadir. In May 2002, the fourth and fifth sets of CERES bolometers were launched aboard the Aqua spacecraft. Ground vacuum calibrations defined the initial count conversion coefficients that were used to convert the bolometer output voltages into filtered earth radiances. The mirror attenuator mosaic (MAM), a solar diffuser plate, was built into the CERES instrument package calibration system in order to define in-orbit shifts or drifts in the sensor responses. The shortwave and total sensors are calibrated using the solar radiances reflected from the MAM's. Each MAM consists of baffle-solar diffuser plate systems, which guide incoming solar radiances into the instrument fields-of-view of the shortwave and total wave sensor units. The MAM diffuser reflecting type surface consists of an array of spherical aluminum mirror segments, which are separated by a Merck Black A absorbing surface, overcoated with silicon dioxide. Temperature sensors are located in each MAM plate and baffle. The CERES MAM wass designed to yield calibration precisions approaching .5 percent for the total and shortwave detectors. In this paper, the MAM solar calibration procedures are presented along with on-orbit results. Comparisons are also made between the Aqua,Terra and the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) CERES MAM solar calibrations.

Wilson, Robert S.; Priestley, Kory J.; Thomas, Susan; Hess, Phillip

2009-08-01

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On-orbit solar calibration methods using the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) in-flight calibration system  

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The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) scanning thermistor bolometers measure earth-reflected solar and earth-emitted longwaveradiances, at the top- of-the-atmosphere. The bolometers measure the earthradiances in the broadband shortwave solar (0.3-5.0 microns) and total (0.3-vacuum calibrations define the initial count conversion coefficients that are used to convert the bolometer output voltages into filtered earth radiances. The mirror attenuator mosaic (MAM), a solar diffuser plate, was built into the CERES instrument package calibration system in order to define in-orbit shifts or drifts in the sensor responses. The shortwave and shortwave part of the total sensors are calibrated using the solar radiances reflected from the MAM's. Each MAM consists of baffle-solar diffuser plate systems, which guide incoming solar radiances into the instrument fields of view of the shortwave and total wave sensor units. The MAM diffuser reflecting type surface consists of an array of spherical aluminum mirror segments, which are separated by a Merck Black A absorbing surface, overcoated with SIOx (SIO2 for PFM). Thermistors are located in each MAM plate and the total channel baffle. The CERES MAM is designed to yield calibration precisions approaching .5 percent for the total and shortwave detectors. In this presentation, the MAM solar calibration contrasting procedures will be presented along with on-orbit measurements for the eleven years the CERES instruments have been on-orbit. A switch to an azimuth rotation raster scan of the Sun rather than a fixed azimuth rotating elevation scan will be discussed. Comparisons are also made between the Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP CERES instruments during their MAM solar calibrations and total solar irradiance experimental results to determine how precise the CERES solar calibration facilities are at tracking the sun's irradiance.

Wilson, Robert S.; Priestley, Kory J.; Thomas, Susan; Hess, Phillip

2012-09-01

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Plant Production in Solar Collector Greenhouses - Influence on Yield, Energy Use Efficiency and Reduction in CO2 Emissions  

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Full Text Available A semi-closed solar collector greenhouse was tested to evaluate the yield and the energy saving potential compared with a commercial greenhouse. As such, new algorithm for ventilation, carbon dioxide (CO2 enrichment, as well as for cooling and heating purposes initiated by a heat pump, cooling fins under the roof and a low temperature storage tank were developed. This cooling system showed that the collector greenhouse can be kept longer in the closed operation mode than a commercial one resulting in high levels of CO2 concentrations, relative humidity and temperatures. Based on these conditions, the photosynthesis and associated CO2 fixations within the plant population were promoted during the experiment, resulting in a yield increase by 32%. These results were realized, although the mean light interception by energy screens and finned tube heat exchangers was increased by 11% compared to the reference greenhouse. The energy use efficiency was improved by 103% when the collector greenhouse was considered as energy production facility. In this context, the energy saving per kilogram produced tomatoes in the collector greenhouse is equivalent to the combustion of high amounts of different fossil fuels, where the reduced CO2 emissions ranged between 2.32 kg and 4.18 kg CO2 per kg produced tomatoes. The generated total heat was composed of approximately one-third of the latent heat and over two-thirds of the sensible heat, where a maximum collector efficiency factor of 0.7 was achieved.

Dennis Dannehl

2013-09-01

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16 CFR 1209.6 - Test procedures for critical radiant flux.  

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...using a radiant heat energy source. (a) Apparatus...air-gas fueled radiant heat energy panel or equivalent...panel generates a radiant energy flux distribution ranging...0 W/cm.2 to a minimum of 0.1 W/cm2 ...initiated by open flame ignition from a pilot...

2010-01-01

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Standardized performance tests of collectors of solar thermal energy-a flat-plate collector with a single-tube serpentine flow distribution  

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This preliminary data report gives basic test results of a flat-plate solar collector whose performance was determined in the NASA-Lewis solar simulator. The collector was tested over ranges of inlet temperatures, fluxes and coolant flow rates. Collector efficienty is correlated in terms of inlet temperature and flux level.

Johnson, S.

1976-01-01

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Solar collector manufacturing activity, 1990  

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The Solar Collector Manufacturing Activity 1990 report prepared by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents summary and detailed data provided by domestic manufacturers on shipments of solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic cells and modules. Summary data on solar thermal collector shipments are presented for the period 1974 through 1990. Summary data on photovoltaic cell and module shipments are presented for the period 1982 through 1990. Detailed information for solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic cells and modules are presented for 1990

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Clouds and the earth's radiant energy system (CERES) - Instrument design and development  

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Measurements of the earth's reflected shortwave and emitted longwave energy and of the effect of clouds on these quantities are planned using a refined version of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) scanning instrument. The CERES instruments are being designed to accumulate earth radiance measurements with a repeatability of better than 0.5 percent over their five year life. Beginning in 1996, flights are planned on both polar and low earth orbit satellites to obtain the required temporal and spatial coverage. The design and development of CERES are discussed.

Kopia, Leonard P.

1991-01-01

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The enhancement of energy gain of solar collectors and photovoltaic panels by the reflection of solar beams  

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The use of reflecting panels for increasing energy gain, as demonstrated by use in greenhouses, was applied to conventional solar (thermal) collectors and photovoltaic panels. Several types of reflectors were considered in order of increasing sophistication, cost and enhancement coefficients. Calculations showed that the increase in energy gain ranged from 20 to 250%, depending on the type of equipment and season. (author)

Pucar, M.D.J. [Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of Serbia, Beograd (Yugoslavia); Institute of Technical Science of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Beograd (Yugoslavia); Despic, A.R. [Institute of Technical Science of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Beograd (Yugoslavia)

2002-03-01

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On-orbit Solar Calibrations Using the Terra Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) In-flight Calibrations System  

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) spacecraft scanning thermistor bolometers measure earth-reflected solar and earth-emitted longwave radiances, at the top- of-the-atmosphere. The bolometers measure the earth radiances in the broadband shortwave solar (0.3 -5.0 microns) and total (0.3 ->100 microns) spectral bands as well as in the 8 - 12 microns water vapor window spectral band over geographical footprints as small as 10 kilometers at nadir. December 1999, the second and third sets of CERES bolometers were launched on the Earth Observing Mission Terra Spacecraft. Ground vacuum calibrations define the initial count conversion coefficients that are used to convert the bolometer output voltages into filtered earth radiances. The mirror attenuator mosaic (MAM), a solar diffuser plate, was built into the CERES instrument package calibration system in order to define on-orbit shifts or drifts in the sensor responses. The shortwave and total sensors are calibrated using the solar radiances reflected from the MAM's. Each MAM consists of baffle-solar diffuser plate systems, which guide incoming solar radiances into the instrument fields of view of the shortwave and total wave sensor units. The MAM diffuser reflecting type surface consists of an array of spherical aluminium mirror segments, which are separated by a Merck Black A absorbing surface, overcoated with silicon dioxide. Thermistors are located in each MAM plate and baffle. The CERES MAM is designed to yield calibration precisions approaching 1 percent for the total and shortwave detectors. However, in their first year of operation the Terra FM1 and FM2 shortwave and the FM1 and FM2 total MAMs showed shifts in their solar calibrations of 1.5, 2.5, 1.5 and 6 percent respectively. In the subsequent year of operation all instruments begin to stabilize within the .5 percent precision range. Correspondingly, the FM1, FM2 shortwave and the FM1 and FM2 total MAMs showed shifts in their internal blackbody calibrations of 0.2, 0.2, 0.4, and 0.6 percent respectively over the 2 year period. This suggests that the reason for the solar calibration's larger shifts is due to changes in the MAM itself and not to instrument changes. In this paper, the MAM solar calibration procedures are presented along with on-orbit measurements for the 2000-2002 period of operation. Comparisons are also made between the Terra CERES instruments and the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) instrument during their MAM solar calibrations.

Wilson, R. S.; Lee, R. B.; Al-Hajjah, A. Y.; Paden, J.; Pandey, D. K.; Priestley, K. J.; Thomas, S.

2002-05-01

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Assessment of Energy, Environmental and Economic Performance of a Solar Desiccant Cooling System with Different Collector Types  

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Full Text Available Desiccant-based air handling units can achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy savings with respect to conventional air conditioning systems. Benefits are maximized when they interact with renewable energy technologies, such as solar collectors. In this work, experimental tests and data derived from scientific and technical literature are used to implement a model of a solar desiccant cooling system, considering three different collector technologies (air, flat-plate and evacuated collectors. Simulations were then performed to compare the energy, environmental and economic performance of the system with those of a desiccant-based unit where regeneration thermal energy is supplied by a natural gas boiler, and with those of a conventional air-handling unit. The only solution that allows achieving the economic feasibility of the solar desiccant cooling unit consists of 16 m2 of evacuated solar collectors. This is able to obtain, with respect to the reference system, a reduction of primary energy consumption and of the equivalent CO2 emissions of 50.2% and 49.8%, respectively, but with a payback time of 20 years.

Giovanni Angrisani

2014-10-01

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Radiant heat loss versus radiant heat gain in premature neonates under radiant warmers.  

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Premature infants nursed on open radiant warmer beds are exposed to short-wavelength infrared power density distributed evenly over the bed surface. Additionally, infants' sides are exposed to relatively cooler nursery walls, and to the radiant warmer bed platform which may heat and reradiate to the baby. Therefore, infants may not only gain heat from the warmer (Q radiant warmer) but lose or gain radiant heat to the sides as well (+/- Q radiant loss). In order to quantitate these parameters, ten premature newborn infants nursed under radiant warmers servocontrolled to 36.5 degrees C skin temperature (weight 1.27 +/- 0.24 SD kg, gestation 31 +/- 3 weeks) were investigated, and partitional calorimetry previously reported. In the present study, calculation of net rate of radiant heat transfer (Q net radiant) was made from these data (-2.63 +/- -1.52 kcal/kg/h), and compared to direct measurements of Q radiant warmer (-2.49 +/- -0.90 kcal/kg/h). The present report further partitions net radiant heat transfer to evaluate Q radiant loss: -0.13 +/- 1.82 kcal/kg/h (range -3.16 to 1.93). From these calculations mean radiant temperature of this environment was estimated (45.3 +/- 4.3 degrees C) and compared to the radiant warmer temperature received (45.0 +/- 2.9 degrees C). This information suggests other strategies to reduce radiant heat loss as well as convective and evaporative losses in premature neonates nursed on open radiant warmer beds. PMID:2302433

Baumgart, S

1990-01-01

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Sandia invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient  

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This news release, from Sandia National Laboratories, announces the development of a system to align the long parabolic trough mirrors in a solar collector, thereby making it much more efficient. The article contains a description of how such trough solar collector systems and the new mirror alignment devices operate. Images are provided along with an outline of the group's anticipated progress.

2007-09-25

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On-orbit solar calibrations using the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) in-flight calibration system  

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The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) scanning thermistor bolometers measure earth-reflected solar and earth-emitted longwaveradiances, at the top- of-the-atmosphere. The bolometers measure the earthradiances in the broadband shortwave solar (0.3-5.0 microns) and total (0.3->100 microns) spectral bands as well as in the 8->12 microns water vapor window spectral band over geographical footprints as small as 10 kilometers at nadir. December 1999, the second and third set of CERES bolometers was launchedon the Earth Observing Mission Terra Spacecraft. May 2003, the fourth and fifth set of bolometers was launched on the Earth Observing Mission Aqua Spacecraft. Ground vacuum calibrations define the initial count conversion coefficients that are used to convert the bolometer output voltages into filtered earth radiances. The mirror attenuator mosaic (MAM), a solar diffuser plate, was built into the CERES instrument package calibration system in order to define in-orbit shifts or drifts in the sensor responses. The shortwave and shortwave part of total sensors are calibrated using the solar radiances reflected from the MAM's. Each MAM consists of baffle-solar diffuser plate systems, which guide incoming solar radiances into the instrument fields of view of the shortwave and total wave sensor units. The MAM diffuser reflecting type surface consists of an array of spherical aluminum mirror segments, which are separated by a Merck Black A absorbing surface, overcoated with SIOx. Thermistors are located in each MAM plate and the total channel baffle. The CERES MAM is designed to yield calibration precisions approaching .5 percent for the total and shortwave detectors. However, in their first year of operation the Terra and Aqua MAMs showed shifts in their calibrations larger than expected. Shifts of this nature have been seen in other Solar viewing instruments in the past. A possible explanation has attributed the changes to pre-orbit or on-orbit contamination combined with solar ultraviolet/atomic oxygen induced chemical changes to the contaminant during solar exposure. In the subsequent year of operation all instruments begin to stabilize within the .5 percent precision range. In this presentation, the MAM solar calibration procedures will be presented along with on-orbit measurements for the nine years the CERES instruments have been on-orbit. A switch to an azimuth rotation raster scan of the Sun rather than an elevation scan will be discussed. The implementation of a thermal correction to the shortwave channel will also be discussed. Comparisons are also made between the Terra CERES instruments and the Aqua instruments during their MAM solar calibrations and total solar irradiance experimental results to determine how precise the CERES solar calibration facilities are at tracking the sun's irradiance.

Wilson, Robert S.; Priestley, Kory J.; Thomas, Susan; Hess, Phillip

2010-09-01

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Dust collector  

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The present invention is directed to a dust collector. Dust collector (100) has a housing (102) separated by partition into inlet chamber and clean air chamber. A clean air drum rotatably supports columns of horizontally extending, filter elements. A low pressure, high volume pulse apparatus is operable through blowpipe to sequentially provide a low pressure reverse pulse to a column of filter elements thereby separating any dust cake from them and allowing it to fall into conical portion for removal from collector by air lock. The motor which rotates blowpipe also disengageably rotates clean air drum and attached filter elements to align a column of filter elements with door assembly for maintenance

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Radiant Floor Cooling Systems  

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In many countries, hydronic radiant floor systems are widely used for heating all types of buildings such as residential, churches, gymnasiums, hospitals, hangars, storage buildings, industrial buildings, and smaller offices. However, few systems are used for cooling.This article describes a floor cooling system that includes such considerations as thermal comfort of the occupants, which design parameters will influence the cooling capacity and how the system should be controlled. Examples of applications are presented.

Olesen, Bjarne W.

2008-01-01

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Building Space Heating with a Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Using Roof-Integrated Solar Collectors  

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Full Text Available A solar assisted heat pump (SAHP system was designed by using a roof-integrated solar collector as the evaporator, and then it was demonstrated to provide space heating for a villa in Tianjin, China. A building energy simulation tool was used to predict the space heating load and a three dimensional theoretical model was established to analyze the heat collection performance of the solar roof collector. A floor radiant heating unit was used to decrease the energy demand. The measurement results during the winter test period show that the system can provide a comfortable living space in winter, when the room temperature averaged 18.9 °C. The average COP of the heat pump system is 2.97 and with a maximum around 4.16.

Zhiyong Yang

2011-03-01

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3X compound parabolic concentrating (CPC) solar energy collector. Final technical report  

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Chamberlain engineers designed a 3X compound parabolic concentrating (CPC) collector for the subject contract. The collector is a completely housed, 105.75 x 44.75 x 10.23-inch, 240-pound unit with six each evacuated receiver assemblies, a center manifold and a one-piece glass cover. A truncated version of a CPC trough reflector system and the General Electric Company tubular evacuated receiver have been integrated with a mass producible collector design suitable for operation at 250 to 450/sup 0/F. The key criterion for optimization of the design was minimization of the cost per Btu collected annually at an operating temperature of 400/sup 0/F. The reflector is a 4.1X design truncated to a total height of 8.0 inches with a resulting actual concentration ratio of 2.6 to 1. The manifold is an insulated area housing the fluid lines which connect the six receivers in series with inlet and outlet tubes extending from one side of the collector at the center. The reflectors are polished, anodized aluminum which are shaped by the roll form process. The housing is painted, galvanized steel, and the cover glass is 3/16-inch thick tempered, low iron glass. The collector requires four slope adjustments per year for optimum effectiveness. Chamberlain produced ten 3X CPC collectors for the subject contract. Two collectors were used to evaluate assembly procedures, six were sent to the project officer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, one was sent to Argonne National Laboratory for performance testing and one remained with the Company. A manufacturing cost study was conducted to estimate limited mass production costs, explore cost reduction ideas and define tooling requirements. The final effort discussed shows the preliminary design for application of a 3X CPC solar collector system for use in the Iowa State Capitol complex.

Ballheim, R.W.

1980-04-25

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Think GREEN - Utilizing Renewable Solar Energy  

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Solar energy is radiant energy that is produced by the Sun. Every day the Sun radiates an enormous amount of energy. How much solar energy a place on Earth receives depends on several conditions. In this lesson, students will explore real NASA satellite data for energy from the Sun and cloud cover for their area to determine if they can harness this solar energy, a renewable energy source, by using a solar collector. They will develop skills in graphing and reading graphs.

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The determination of space parameters of the heliostatic collector field  

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Full Text Available The assurance of perpetual perpendicular insolation of solar collector absorber surface may increase the insolation energy byca 42-45 %.. A consequence of theincrease in the energy production may be the reduction of the solar collectors’ surface area. For the large scale solar collector field conception is advantageous to build collector sections with several collectors in one heliostat. For the conception of the solar collector field with heliostat collectors is important to make a regular identification of space parameters of all parts of the solar system field. The placement of the heliostats is a basic condition for the optimal insolation conditions of heliostat solar collectors’ field.

Dušan Kudelas

2006-04-01

 
 
 
 
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The hybrid solar collector  

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Flat plate collectors are limited in the maximum temperatures they achieve, yet their ability to perform in diffuse radiation conditions gives them a large range of operation. Conversely, optical concentrating techniques can attain higher temperatures, but are severely handicapped by their inability to function when light is of a scattered nature. A hybrid solar collector was built utilizing the potentials of nontracking optical concentration in conjunction with flat plate absorption and preliminary performance tests indicate the device can be developed into a useful energy converter for regions where direct solar radiation is existant for a major portion of the year.

Mobin, F.M.; Arshad, M.K.

1980-12-01

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Heat yield and characteristics of solar collectors  

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The test results of the summer 1980 test on solar collectors are summarised. Apart from the 16 collectors tested under contract, two were investigated as a reference serving flat collectors, e.g. for the area of International Energy Agency (IEA), two were evacuated cylindrical collectors. The report allows the comparison of heat power outputs of the different products on the basis of the measured optical and thermal data values. (A.N.K.)

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Coloration Determination of Spectral Darkening Occurring on a Broadband Earth Observing Radiometer: Application to Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)  

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It is estimated that in order to best detect real changes in the Earth s climate system, space based instrumentation measuring the Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) must remain calibrated with a stability of 0.3% per decade. Such stability is beyond the specified accuracy of existing ERB programs such as the Clouds and the Earth s Radiant Energy System (CERES, using three broadband radiometric scanning channels: the shortwave 0.3 - 5microns, total 0.3. > 100microns, and window 8 - 12microns). It has been shown that when in low earth orbit, optical response to blue/UV radiance can be reduced significantly due to UV hardened contaminants deposited on the surface of the optics. Since typical onboard calibration lamps do not emit sufficient energy in the blue/UV region, this darkening is not directly measurable using standard internal calibration techniques. This paper describes a study using a model of contaminant deposition and darkening, in conjunction with in-flight vicarious calibration techniques, to derive the spectral shape of darkening to which a broadband instrument is subjected. Ultimately the model uses the reflectivity of Deep Convective Clouds as a stability metric. The results of the model when applied to the CERES instruments on board the EOS Terra satellite are shown. Given comprehensive validation of the model, these results will allow the CERES spectral responses to be updated accordingly prior to any forthcoming data release in an attempt to reach the optimum stability target that the climate community requires.

Matthews, Grant; Priestley, Kory; Loeb, Norman G.; Loukachine, Konstantin; Thomas, Susan; Walikainen, Dale; Wielicki, Bruce A.

2006-01-01

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On-orbit stability and performance of the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument sensors onboard the Aqua and Terra Spacecraft  

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The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments onboard the Terra and Aqua spacecraft are part of the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) constellation to make long-term observations of the earth. CERES measures the earth-reflected shortwave energy as well as the earth-emitted thermal energy, which are two components of the earth's radiation energy budget. These measurements are made by five instruments- Flight Models (FM) 1 and 2 onboard Terra, FMs 3 and 4 onboard Aqua and FM5 onboard Suomi NPP. Each instrument comprises three sensors that measure the radiances in different wavelength bands- a shortwave sensor that measures in the 0.3 to 5 micron band, a total sensor that measures all the incident energy (0.3-200 microns) and a window sensor that measures the water-vapor window region of 8 to 12 microns. The stability of the sensors is monitored through on-orbit calibration and validation activities. On-orbit calibration is carried out using the Internal Calibration Module (ICM) that consists of a tungsten lamp, blackbodies, and a solar diffuser known as the Mirror Attenuator Mosaic (MAM). The ICM calibration provides information about the stability of the sensors' broadband radiometric gains on-orbit. Several validation studies are conducted in order to monitor the behavior of the instruments in various spectral bands. The CERES Edition-4 data products for FM1-FM4 incorporate the latest corrections to the sensor responses using the calibration techniques. In this paper, we present the on-orbit performance stability as well as some validation studies used in deriving the CERES Edition-4 data products from all four instruments.

Shankar, Mohan; Priestley, Kory; Smith, Nitchie; Thomas, Susan; Walikainen, Dale

2014-09-01

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Optimised design of near-surface geothermal energy collectors for heat pump plants; Optimierte Auslegung oberflaechennaher Erdwaermekollektoren fuer Waermepumpenanlagen  

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A numerical and analytical computational model has been developed which permits reliable simulation of the different temperatures occurring over the course of the year at horizontal geothermal energy collectors, as well as energetic and economic optimisation of the design for different load cases, climate regions and types of soils. In addition, it has also been used for the assessment and optimisation in the case of a peak load heat source. The decisive finding is that an optimised design can indeed achieve higher area-specific withdrawal performances than previously assumed, but only if the differences between individual climate zones are taken into account. (orig.)

Ramming, K. [Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany). Inst. fuer Energietechnik

2007-07-01

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Reality check: a point response function (PRF) comparison of theory to measurements for the clouds and the Earth's radiant energy system (CERES) tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM) instrument  

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The first Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) scanning radiometer is scheduled to be launched on the joint US/Japanese Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission in late 1997. The use of data from the CERES with those from higher resolution imagers requires a detailed knowledge of the CERES PRF, which describes the response of the radiometer to a point at a given location in the field-of-view. The PSF is determined by the field-of-view of the instrument, its optical design, and the time response of the thermistor- bolometer and the associated signal-conditioning electronics. The field-of-view is limited by an elongated hexagonal aperture in the field stop. The PSF has been measured in the laboratory; however, the finite solid angle of the beam used for measurement of the PSF complicates the interpretation of these measurements. This paper discusses the estimation of the PSF of the CERES instruments based on the effects of the time response, the finite solid angle of the beam used in the laboratory calibration, and the experimental output of the instrument. The paper compares the actual instrument output with the predicted results based on a finite solid angle uniform source.

Paden, Jack; Smith, G. Louis; Lee, Robert B., III; Pandey, Dhirendra K.; Thomas, Susan

1997-07-01

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document. Volume 3; Cloud Analyses and Determination of Improved Top of Atmosphere Fluxes (Subsystem 4)  

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The theoretical bases for the Release 1 algorithms that will be used to process satellite data for investigation of the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) are described. The architecture for software implementation of the methodologies is outlined. Volume 3 details the advanced CERES methods for performing scene identification and inverting each CERES scanner radiance to a top-of-the-atmosphere (TOA) flux. CERES determines cloud fraction, height, phase, effective particle size, layering, and thickness from high-resolution, multispectral imager data. CERES derives cloud properties for each pixel of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) visible and infrared scanner and the Earth Observing System (EOS) moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer. Cloud properties for each imager pixel are convolved with the CERES footprint point spread function to produce average cloud properties for each CERES scanner radiance. The mean cloud properties are used to determine an angular distribution model (ADM) to convert each CERES radiance to a TOA flux. The TOA fluxes are used in simple parameterization to derive surface radiative fluxes. This state-of-the-art cloud-radiation product will be used to substantially improve our understanding of the complex relationship between clouds and the radiation budget of the Earth-atmosphere system.

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Angular Distribution Models for Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Flux Estimation from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Instrument on the Terra Satellite. Part 1; Methodology  

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The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) provides coincident global cloud and aerosol properties together with reflected solar, emitted terrestrial longwave and infrared window radiative fluxes. These data are needed to improve our understanding and modeling of the interaction between clouds, aerosols and radiation at the top of the atmosphere, surface, and within the atmosphere. This paper describes the approach used to estimate top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes from instantaneous CERES radiance measurements on the Terra satellite. A key component involves the development of empirical angular distribution models (ADMs) that account for the angular dependence of Earth's radiation field at the TOA. The CERES Terra ADMs are developed using 24 months of CERES radiances, coincident cloud and aerosol retrievals from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and meteorological parameters from the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMA0) s Goddard Earth Observing System DAS (GEOS-DAS V4.0.3) product. Scene information for the ADMs is from MODIS retrievals and GEOS-DAS V4.0.3 properties over ocean, land, desert and snow, for both clear and cloudy conditions. Because the CERES Terra ADMs are global, and far more CERES data is available on Terra than was available from CERES on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), the methodology used to define CERES Terra ADMs is different in many respects from that used to develop CERES TRMM ADMs, particularly over snow/sea-ice, under cloudy conditions, and for clear scenes over land and desert.

Loeb, N. G.; Kato, S.; Loukachine, K.; Smith, N. M.

2004-01-01

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Estimate of Top-of-Atmosphere Albedo for a Molecular Atmosphere over Ocean using Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Measurements  

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The shortwave broadband albedo at the top of a molecular atmosphere over ocean between 40deg N and 40deg S is estimated using radiance measurements from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument and the Visible Infrared Scanner (VIRS) aboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. The albedo monotonically increases from 0.059 at a solar zenith angle of 10deg to 0.107 at a solar zenith angle of 60deg. The estimated uncertainty in the albedo is 3.5 x 10(exp -3) caused by the uncertainty in CERES-derived irradiances, uncertainty in VIRS-derived aerosol optical thicknesses, variations in ozone and water vapor, and variations in surface wind speed. The estimated uncertainty is similar in magnitude to the standard deviation of 0.003 that is derived from 72 areas divided by 20deg latitude by 20deg longitude grid boxes. The empirically estimated albedo is compared with the modeled albedo using a radiative transfer model combined with an ocean surface bidirectional reflectivity model. The modeled albedo with standard tropical atmosphere is 0.061 and 0.111 at the solar zenith angles of 10deg and 60deg, respectively. This empirically estimated albedo can be used to estimate the direct radiative effect of aerosols at the top of the atmosphere over oceans.

Kato, S.; Loeb, N. G.; Rutledge, C. K.

2002-01-01

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) algorithm theoretical basis document. volume 2; Geolocation, calibration, and ERBE-like analyses (subsystems 1-3)  

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The theoretical bases for the Release 1 algorithms that will be used to process satellite data for investigation of the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) are described. The architecture for software implementation of the methodologies is outlined. Volume 2 details the techniques used to geolocate and calibrate the CERES scanning radiometer measurements of shortwave and longwave radiance to invert the radiances to top-of-the-atmosphere (TOA) and surface fluxes following the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) approach, and to average the fluxes over various time and spatial scales to produce an ERBE-like product. Spacecraft ephemeris and sensor telemetry are used with calibration coefficients to produce a chronologically ordered data product called bidirectional scan (BDS) radiances. A spatially organized instrument Earth scan product is developed for the cloud-processing subsystem. The ERBE-like inversion subsystem converts BDS radiances to unfiltered instantaneous TOA and surface fluxes. The TOA fluxes are determined by using established ERBE techniques. Hourly TOA fluxes are computed from the instantaneous values by using ERBE methods. Hourly surface fluxes are estimated from TOA fluxes by using simple parameterizations based on recent research. The averaging process produces daily, monthly-hourly, and monthly means of TOA and surface fluxes at various scales. This product provides a continuation of the ERBE record.

Wielicki, B. A. (Principal Investigator); Barkstrom, B. R. (Principal Investigator); Charlock, T. P.; Baum, B. A.; Green, R. N.; Minnis, P.; Smith, G. L.; Coakley, J. A.; Randall, D. R.; Lee, R. B., III

1995-01-01

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Magnetic collectors  

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A collector for use in a magnetic separator is formed by isostatically pressing a metal which is resistant to attack by acid about ferromagnetic bodies whereby to encase the bodies in the metal. In one arrangement, as shown, the bodies are encapsulated between inner and outer cylinders. In other arrangements the encapsulating metal is in the form of a tube or planar sheets. The bodies are of Fe or an oxide thereof and the acid-resistant metal parts may be of stainless steel, Au, Pt, Pa or an alloy. The magnetic separator is intended for use in removing particles from liquids during the reprocessing of nuclear fuel materials. (author)

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Temperature and Radiant Power emitted from DC Free Arc mixed with Tungsten Vapor in Air  

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The radiant power emitted from a high temperature medium is useful for lighting and treatment of hazardous waste because it has a highly intense radiation. In this paper, we tried to measure the temperature and radiant power of DC free arc mixed with tungsten vapor between tungsten electrodes with a spectroscope and a power meter in air and calculate the radiant efficiency and radiant power density to know the fundamental relationship between the temperature and radiant power and to apply it to the lighting and plasma treatment. The radiant power was measured to be about 860—2, 100W at 30—70A in current, and the radiant energy was calculated to be about 27—43kJ at 35—55kJ in electrical input energy, and increases in proportion to the 1.06th power of the input energy. The temperature was measured to be about 9, 000K at 30 and 50A and to be 6, 400K at 70A. The radiant efficiency is up to 80%. The temperature was same value in different currents under 50A, even if the radius of free arc at 50A could be bigger than that at 30A. When the current is increased from 50A, the temperature is decreased. But the radiant power density is almost same value at 9, 000K(50A) and 6, 400K(70A) at mixture ratio of W: XW = 2.5%. So, it is assumed that the radiant power depends on the radius. The logarithmic slope of the current for the radiant power was lower than that in case of the wall-stabilized model and torch plasma, because the radiant power depended on the radius and temperature of the arc.

Iwao, Toru; Miyazaki, Hirokazu; Yoshida, Hideyuki; Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka; Inoue, Yukie; Mizuno, Jinichi; Inaba, Tsuginori

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A search for space energy alternatives  

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This paper takes a look at a number of schemes for converting radiant energy in space to useful energy for man. These schemes are possible alternatives to the currently most studied solar power satellite concept. Possible primary collection and conversion devices discussed include the space particle flux devices, solar windmills, photovoltaic devices, photochemical cells, photoemissive converters, heat engines, dielectric energy conversion, electrostatic generators, plasma solar collectors, and thermionic schemes. Transmission devices reviewed include lasers and masers.

Gilbreath, W. P.; Billman, K. W.

1978-01-01

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A MCRT and FVM coupled simulation method for energy conversion process in parabolic trough solar collector  

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A coupled simulation method based on Monte Carlo Ray Trace (MCRT) and Finite Volume Method (FVM) is established to solve the complex coupled heat transfer problem of radiation, heat conduction and convection in parabolic trough solar collector system. A coupled grid checking method is established to guarantee the consistency between the two methods and the validations to the coupled simulation model were performed. Firstly, the heat flux distribution on the collector tube surface was investigated to validate the MCRT method. The heat flux distribution curve could be divided into 4 parts: shadow effect area, heat flux increasing area, heat flux reducing area and direct radiation area. The heat flux distribution on the outer surface of absorber tube was heterogeneous in circle direction but uniform in axial direction. Then, the heat transfer and fluid flow performance in the LS-2 Solar Collector tube was investigated to validate the coupled simulation model. The outlet temperatures of the absorber tube predicted by the coupled simulation model were compared with the experimental data. The absolute errors are in the range of 1.5-3.7 C, and the average relative error is less than 2%, which demonstrates the reliability of the coupled method established in this paper. At last, the concentrating characteristics of the parabolic trough collectors (PTCs) were analyzed by the coupled method, the effects of different geometric concentration ratios (GCs) and different rim angles were examined. The results show the two variables affect the heat flux distribution. With GC increasing, the heat flux distributions become gentler, the angle span of reducing area become larger and the shadow effect of absorber tube become weaker. And with the rim angle rising, the maximum value of heat flux become lower, and the curve moves towards the direction {phi} = 90 . But the temperature rising only augments with GC increasing and the effect of rim angle on heat transfer process could be neglected, when it is larger than 15 . If the rim angle is small, such as {theta}{sub rim} = 15 , lots of rays are reflected by glass cover, and the temperature rising is much lower. (author)

He, Ya-Ling; Xiao, Jie; Cheng, Ze-Dong; Tao, Yu-Bing [State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)

2011-03-15

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BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance: Preprint  

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This is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity.

Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2006-04-01

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Analyses of On-orbit Determinations of the Clouds and the Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) Thermistor Bolometer Sensor Zero-radiance Effects  

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The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) missions were designed to measure broadband earth-reflected shortwave solar (0.3 micrometers to less than 5.0 micrometers) and earth-emitted longwave (5.0 micrometers to greater than 100 micrometers) radiances as well as earth-emitted narrow-band radiances in the water vapor window region between 8 micrometers and 12 micrometers. However, the CERES scanning thermistor bolometer sensor zero-radiance offsets were found to vary as much as 1.0 Wm (exp -2) sr (exp -1) with the scan angle measurement geometry due to gravitational forces and systematic electronic noise. To minimize the gravitational effects, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Spacecraft CERES sensors' offsets were derived on-orbit as functions of scan elevation and azimuth angles from the January 7-8, 1998 radiometric observations of deep cold space, representative of a 3 K blackbody. In this paper, the TRMM/CERES six orbit data base of on-orbit derived offsets is presented and analyzed to define the sampling requirements for the CERES sensors located on the Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) Terra Spacecraft and on the Earth Observing System (EOS) Afternoon (PM-1) Spacecraft, scheduled for launches in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Analyses of the TRMM/CERES shortwave sensor earth radiance measurements indicate that offsets can be determined on-orbit at the plus or minus 0.02 Wm (exp -2) sr (exp -1) precision level. Offset measuring techniques and sampling requirements are discussed for the TRMM and ESE missions. Ground, pre-launch Terra CERES cross-track scan offsets are presented and described which were measured as a function of scan angle.

Lee, Robert B., III; Thomas, Susan; Priestley, Kory J.; Barkstrom, Bruce R.; Paden, Jack; Pandey, Dhirendra K.; Smith, G. Louis; Al-hajjah, Aiman; Wilson, Robert S.

1999-01-01

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Solar collector manufacturing activity, 1992  

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This report presents data provided by US-based manufacturers and importers of solar collectors. Summary data on solar thermal collector shipments are presented for the years 1974 through 1992. Summary data on photovoltaic cell and module shipments are presented for the years 1982 through 1992. Detailed information for solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic cells and modules are presented for 1992. Appendix A describes the survey methodology. Appendix B contains the 1992 survey forms and instructions. Appendices C and D list the companies that responded to the 1992 surveys and granted permission for their names and addresses to appear in the report. Appendix E provides selected tables from this report with data shown in the International System of Units (SI) metric units. Appendix F provides an estimate of installed capacity and energy production from solar collectors for 1992.

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Optical Sensors for Planetary Radiant Energy (OSPREy): Calibration and Validation of Current and Next-Generation NASA Missions  

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A principal objective of the Optical Sensors for Planetary Radiance Energy (OSPREy) activity is to establish an above-water radiometer system as a lower-cost alternative to existing in-water systems for the collection of ground-truth observations. The goal is to be able to make high-quality measurements satisfying the accuracy requirements for the vicarious calibration and algorithm validation of next-generation satellites that make ocean color and atmospheric measurements. This means the measurements will have a documented uncertainty satisfying the established performance metrics for producing climate-quality data records. The OSPREy approach is based on enhancing commercial-off-the-shelf fixed-wavelength and hyperspectral sensors to create hybridspectral instruments with an improved accuracy and spectral resolution, as well as a dynamic range permitting sea, Sun, sky, and Moon observations. Greater spectral diversity in the ultraviolet (UV) will be exploited to separate the living and nonliving components of marine ecosystems; UV bands will also be used to flag and improve atmospheric correction algorithms in the presence of absorbing aerosols. The short-wave infrared (SWIR) is expected to improve atmospheric correction, because the ocean is radiometrically blacker at these wavelengths. This report describes the development of the sensors, including unique capabilities like three-axis polarimetry; the documented uncertainty will be presented in a subsequent report.

Hooker, Stanford B.; Bernhard, Germar; Morrow, John H.; Booth, Charles R.; Comer, Thomas; Lind, Randall N.; Quang, Vi

2012-01-01

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Energy flow and thermal comfort in buildings : Comparison of radiant and air-based heating & cooling systems  

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Varme- og køleanlæg kan inddeles i to hovedkategorier: konvektive systemer (fx. aircondition, aktiv kølebaffel, fan-coils) og stråle køling/varme systemer. De to systemer har forskellige former for varmeoverførsel; den første er hovedsageligt baseret på konvektion, mens den anden er baseret på både stråling og konvektion. Strålevarmesystemer har den fordel at kunne gøre brug af lav kilder (dvs. opvarmning ved lave temperature og køling ved høje temperaturer) og dermed reducere bygningers primære energiforbrug. Der er imidlertid en mangel på viden om varmeoverførsel fra terminalen mod rummet og på de parametre, der påvirker anlæggenes ydelse. Derfor er der foretaget en sammenligning af komfortbetingelserne og energiforbruget for fire typer anlæg (aktiv kølebaflen, strålende gulv, væg og loft) for et typisk kontorlokale, både numerisk og eksperimentelt. Fra den stationære numerisk analyse og fuldskalaforsøgene er det observeret, at forskellen mellem de to typer anlæg primært skyldes ændringer ventilationstab. Ved lave ventilationstilskud (under 0,5 ACH), har stråle- og luftbaserede systemer samme energibehov. Ved højere ventilationstilskud er strålevarmesystemers energiforbrug lavere end de luftbaserede systemers på grund af den højere lufttemperatur. Ved 2 ACH kan en strålevægs energibesparelser vurderes til ca. 10 % sammenlignet med den aktive kølebaflen (med hensyn til leveret energi). Asymmetrien mellem luft og strålingstemperatur, lufttemperaturgradienten og den mulige kortslutning mellem indløb og udløb spiller en lige så vigtig rolle ved reduceringen af strålevæggens kølebehov sammenlignet med den aktive kølebaflen. Jo højere et luftskifte og jo højere, jo større er de opnåede besparelser med en strålekølesystem. Derfor har strålekølesystemet et stort potentiale for energibesparelser i bygninger med et højt ventilationskifte (fx butikker, togstation, industriel opbevaring ). Blandt strålesystemer er der kun observeret små forskelle i den påtænkte geometri. Kun hvis beboerne antages at sidde ned, kan den store vinkelforhold med gulvet føre til en reduktion af energibehovet for gulvkølesystemer. Disse konklusioner gælder for fler-etagers eller højisolerede bygninger (R > 5 m2.K/W). Når det drejer sig om en enetagers bygning med et lavt isoleringsniveau, er strålesystemers effektivitet lavere på grund af de større klimaskærmstab, og et luftbaseret system kan være mere energieffektivt end et stråleanlæg (med hensyn til leveret energi). Et tilsvarende globalt komfort niveau er blevet observeret for stråle- og luftbaserede systemer i både numeriske og eksperimentelle undersøgelser, men de forskellige anlæg opnåede ikke den samme ensartethed i rummet. Den aktive kølebaflen opnår teoretisk de mest ensartede komfortbetingelser (når der ses bort fra risikoen for træk) efterfulgt af kølelofter. De mindst ensartede betingelser blev opnået med det afkølede gulv, på grund af store forskelle mellem siddende og stående stilling. Lokale komfortbetingelser (strålingstemperaturasymetrien, lufttemperaturgradient, risiko for træk) er også blevet evalueret både teoretisk og numerisk, og der er ikke observeret ubehag ved normal kølekapacitet. Udover denne sammenlignende undersøgelse af forskellige anlæg, er sammenhængen mellem kølesystemer og interne konvektionsstrømme også blevet undersøgt eksperimentelt. Sammenligningen med eksisterende modeller påpegede specificiteten af eksisterende sammenhænge og begrænsningen i deres anvendelsesområder. På grund af forskelle i indblæsning stråle, har eksisterende korrelationer en tendens til at overvurdere konvektionsstrømningen, især ved loftet. To fremgangsmåder er således blevet testet for bedre at kunne forklare strømingsformer i definitionen af konvektion koefficienter. Ved den første fremgangsmåde blev lokale værdier af lufthastigheden anvendt til at evaluere konvektion ved loftet. En alternativ fremgangsmåde består i at inkludere et modificeret Archimedes tal i definitionen af ko

Le Dreau, Jerome

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Standardized performance tests of collectors of solar thermal energy: A selectively coated, flat-plate copper collector with one transparent cover and a tube-to-tube spacing of 5 5/8 inches  

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This preliminary data report gives basic test results of a flat-plate solar collector whose performance was determined in the NASA-Lewis solar simulator. The collector was tested over ranges of inlet temperatures, fluxes and coolant flow rates. Collector efficiency is correlated in terms of inlet temperature and flux level.

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Finding radiant-energy sources  

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Antenna is scanned in orthogonal directions to pinpoint interfering sources. Satellite system locates ground-based microwave transmitter to accuracy of about 100 miles. When data on misalinement of satellite antenna boresight are used to correct antenna pointing, accuracy is improved to better than 70 miles.

Schaffer, G. J.

1978-01-01

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Collector Failures on 350 MHz, 1.2 MW CW Klystrons at the Low Energy Demonstration Accelerator (LEDA)  

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We are currently operating the front end of the accelerator production of tritium (APT) accelerator, a 7 MeV radio frequency quadrapole (RFQ) using three, 1.2 MW CW klystrons. These klystrons are required and designed to dissipate the full beam power in the collector. The klystrons have less than 1500 operational hours. One collector has failed and all collectors are damaged. This paper will discuss the damage and the difficulties in diagnosing the cause. The collector did not critically fail. Tube operation was still possible and the klystron operated up to 70% of full beam power with excellent vacuum. The indication that finally led us to the collector failure was variable emission. This information will be discussed. A hydrophonic system was implemented to diagnose collector heating. The collectors are designed to allow for mixed-phase cooling and with the hydrophonic test equipment we are able to observe: normal, single-phase cooling, mixed-phase cooling, and a hard boil. These data will be presented. The...

Rees, D; Bradley, J

2000-01-01

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Application of fluorescent collectors in the use of solar energy. Final report. Einsatz von Fluoreszenzkollektoren bei der Nutzung von Sonnenenergie. Abschlussbericht  

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This research report presents the results of the third major research project on solar energy conversion with fluorescent collectors. In addition to interesting basic research work improving the fluorescent quantum yield and photostability of the dye matrix system, the first commercial application of the fluorescent collector was developed. This is a solar wall clock, which has already been manufactured in appreciable numbers (by the company STAIGER in St. Georgen, West-Germany). In the course of the cooperation on the subject of the fluorescent collector, the company BASF in Ludwigshafen developed and marketed the most stable fluorescent dyes available in the yellow and orange-red spectral ranges (Lumogen F 240 and F 300). The system studies and long-term tests from the previous projects were continued and augmented by the work on the 9 m/sup 2/ greenhouse collector experimental system. Future work should be directed toward further development of applications initially for tools and other small devices, apart from the persual of new promising areas of basic research. (orig.) With 7 refs., 7 tabs., 44 figs.

Goetzberger, A.; Wittwer, V.; Heidler, K.; Wilson, H.R.; Zastrow, A.

1987-07-01

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Monitoring radiant power in the critically ill newborn under a radiant warmer.  

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To evaluate radiant power received by infants under radiant warmers, 11 neonates (mean gestational age 32.2 weeks, mean weight 1.50 kg) were monitored. A wattmeter was used to evaluate warmer power (watts), and a thermopile placed at bed level was used to correlate warmer power to radiant power density received (mw/cm2). Warmer power ranged from 133-301 watts. A linear relationship existed between warmer power and radiant power density received (r = 0.97, p infants with and without a plastic shield. Radiant power density received decreased in all infants when shielded (mean 14.6-11.2 mw/cm2, p warmer power can be monitored with a wattmeter; (2) warmer power correlates to radiant power density received; and (3) radiant power monitoring can be used to evaluate radiant power demands in specific clinical situations. PMID:7449402

Baumgart, S; Engle, W D; Langman, C B; Fox, W W; Polin, R A

1980-12-01

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On-orbit solar calibration methods using the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) in-flight calibration system: lessons learned  

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The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) scanning thermistor bolometers measure earth-reflected solar and earth-emitted long-wave radiances, at the top- of-the-atmosphere. The bolometers measure the earth radiances in the broadband shortwave solar (0.3-5.0 microns) and total (0.3->100 microns) spectral bands as well as in the 8->12 microns water vapor window spectral band over geographical footprints as small as 10 kilometers at nadir. December 1999, the second and third set of CERES bolometers was launched on the Earth Observing Mission Terra Spacecraft. May 2003, the fourth and fifth set of bolometers was launched on the Earth Observing Mission Aqua Spacecraft. Recently, (October 2011) the sixth instrument was launched on the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (Suomi NPP) Spacecraft. Ground vacuum calibrations define the initial count conversion coefficients that are used to convert the bolometer output voltages into filtered earth radiances. The mirror attenuator mosaic (MAM), a solar diffuser plate, was built into the CERES instrument package calibration system in order to define on-orbit shifts or drifts in the sensor responses. It followed a similar design as the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) scanners with improvements from lessons learned. The shortwave and shortwave part of the total-wave sensors are calibrated using the solar radiances reflected from the MAM's. Each MAM consists of baffle-solar diffuser plate systems, which guide incoming solar radiances into the instrument fields of view of the shortwave and total wave sensor units. The MAM diffuser reflecting type surface consists of an array of spherical aluminum mirror segments, which are separated by a Merck Black A absorbing surface, over-coated with SIOx (SIO2 for PFM). Thermistors are located within each MAM plate and the total channel baffle. The CERES MAM is designed to yield calibration precisions approaching .5 percent for the total and shortwave detectors. The Terra FM1 and FM2 shortwave channels and the FM1 and FM2 total channels MAM calibration systems showed shifts in their solar calibrations of 1.5, 2.5, 1.5 and 6 percent, respectively within the first year. The Aqua FM3, and FM4 shortwave channels and the FM3 and FM4 total channels MAM calibration systems showed shifts in their solar calibrations of 1.0, 1.2, 2.1 and .8 percent, respectively within the first year. A possible explanation has attributed the MAM reflectance change to on-orbit solar ultraviolet/atomic oxygen/out-gassing induced chemical changes to the SIOx coated MAM assembly during ram and solar exposure. There is also changes to the sensor telescope shortwave filters as well as the Total channel mirrors and/or sensors. The Soumi NPP FM5 is still after 2.5 years displaying a stability of less than .5 percent. In this presentation, lessons learned from the ERBE MAM and application of knowledge of how the space environment affected the CERES FM1-4 solar calibrations will be presented along with on-orbit measurements for the thirteen years the CERES instruments have been on-orbit.

Wilson, Robert S.; Priestley, Kory J.; Thomas, Susan; Hess, Phillip; Shankar, Mohan; Smith, Nathaniel; Szewczyk, Peter

2013-09-01

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21 CFR 880.5130 - Infant radiant warmer.  

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...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Infant radiant warmer. 880.5130 Section 880.5130...Therapeutic Devices § 880.5130 Infant radiant warmer. (a) Identification. The infant radiant warmer is a device consisting of an...

2010-04-01

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Performance of an absorbing concentrating solar collectors  

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This paper reports on a comparison of the efficiency of an absorbing fluid parabolic trough concentrating solar collector and a traditional concentrating collector that was made. In the absorbing fluid collector, black liquid flows through a glass tube absorber while the same black liquid flows through a selective black coated copper tube absorber while the same black fluid flows through a selective black coated copper tube absorber in the traditional collector. After a careful study of the properties of available black liquids, a mixture of water and black ink was chosen as the black absorbing medium or transfer fluid. In the black liquid glass collector there is a slightly improved efficiency based on beam radiation as a result of the direct absorption process and an increase in the effective transmittance absorptance. At worst the efficiency of this collector equals that of the traditional concentrating collector when the efficiency is based on total radiation. The collector's reflecting surfaces were made of aluminum sheet, parabolic line focus and with cylindrical receivers. The ease of manufacture and reduced cost per unit energy collected, in addition to the clean and pollution free mode of energy conversion, makes it very attractive

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Radiant Power Density under consideration of Absorption emitted from High Temperature Air mixed with Tungsten Vapor  

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When a reduction of the waste and dissolution of the iron are carried out by using a high temperature medium, the radiant power emitted from it should be suppressed. On the contrary, it is useful for lighting and treatment of hazardous waste because it has a highly intense radiant energy. In this paper, we tried to calculate the number density and radiant power density under consideration of absorptive length emitted from atmospheric high temperature air mixed with tungsten vapor to know the basic theory about the effect of absorptive length for the development of the plasma treatment by using radiant power. The mixture ratio of W:N2:O2 is considered as 0, 2.5, 5%:80, 78, 76%:20, 19.5, 19%. The W is dominant in the radiant power density from 6, 000K to 10, 000K, which is calculated under consideration of absorptive length, L=0-1m. There is little absorption in this temperature range at the radiant power from W. The W is still dominant in the radiant power density even if under consideration with absorption.

Iwao, Toru; Inoue, Yukie; Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka; Mizuno, Jinichi; Inaba, Tsuginori

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Comparison of three different collectors for process heat applications  

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In general vacuum tube collectors are used in solar process heat systems. Another possibility is to use transparent insulated flat plate collectors. A critical point however, is that most of the common transparent insulating materials can not withstand high temperatures because they consist of plastics. Thus, temperature resistive collector covers combining a high tranmisivity with a low U-value are required. One possibility is to use capillaries made of glass instead of plastics. Measurement results of collector efficiency and incident angle modifier will be presented as well as calculated energy gains for three different collectors: a vacuum tube collector (Giordano Ind., France), a CPC vacuum tube collector (microtherm Energietechnik Germany; a new flat plate collector using glass capillary as transparent insulation (SET, Germany).

Brunold, Stefan; Frey, R.; Frei, Ulrich

1994-09-01

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Arrays of fixed flat plate solar energy collectors: performance comparisons for differing individual component orientations  

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A determination is made regarding the energy density and flux available after passage of direct solar radiation through single and double glass covers, for panels inclined at various angles and oriented with varying azimuths, several latitudes are also considered. Results of a computer program which for any latitude, date, time of day and arbitrary pannel orientation allows for atmospheric attenuation and glass transmission are displayed in several graphical formats. Orientizations other than south facing are found to give greater availability of energy for a period of roughly 90 days centered about the summer solstice, and to give higher flux values early or late in the day for winter dates, but are inferior to south facing pannels in other respects.

Janke, S.H.; Boehm, R.F.

1977-01-01

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Short-Term Solar Collector Power Forecasting  

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This paper describes a new approach to online forecasting of power output from solar thermal collectors. The method is suited for online forecasting in many applications and in this paper it is applied to predict hourly values of power from a standard single glazed large area flat plate collector. The method is applied for horizons of up to 42 hours. Solar heating systems naturally come with a hot water tank, which can be utilized for energy storage also for other energy source...

Bacher, Peder; Madsen, Henrik; Perers, Bengt

2011-01-01

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Radiant zone heated particulate filter  

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A system includes a particulate matter (PM) filter including an upstream end for receiving exhaust gas and a downstream end. A radiant zoned heater includes N zones, where N is an integer greater than one, wherein each of the N zones includes M sub-zones, where M is an integer greater than or equal to one. A control module selectively activates at least a selected one of the N zones to initiate regeneration in downstream portions of the PM filter from the one of the N zones, restricts exhaust gas flow in a portion of the PM filter that corresponds to the selected one of the N zones, and deactivates non-selected ones of the N zones.

Gonze, Eugene V [Pinckney, MI

2011-12-27

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Optimal nonimaging integrated evacuated solar collector  

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A non imaging integrated evacuated solar collector for solar thermal energy collection is discussed which has the lower portion of the tubular glass vacuum enveloped shaped and inside surface mirrored to optimally concentrate sunlight onto an absorber tube in the vacuum. This design uses vacuum to eliminate heat loss from the absorber surface by conduction and convection of air, soda lime glass for the vacuum envelope material to lower cost, optimal non imaging concentration integrated with the glass vacuum envelope to lower cost and improve solar energy collection, and a selective absorber for the absorbing surface which has high absorptance and low emittance to lower heat loss by radiation and improve energy collection efficiency. This leads to a very low heat loss collector with high optical collection efficiency, which can operate at temperatures up to the order of 250 degree(s)C with good efficiency while being lower in cost than current evacuated solar collectors. Cost estimates are presented which indicate a cost for this solar collector system which can be competitive with the cost of fossil fuel heat energy sources when the collector system is produced in sufficient volume. Non imaging concentration, which reduces cost while improving performance, and which allows efficient solar energy collection without tracking the sun, is a key element in this solar collector design.

Garrison, John D.; Duff, W. S.; O'Gallagher, Joseph J.; Winston, Roland

1993-11-01

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Evaluación energética de un colector solar de placa plana de doble cubierta / Energy assessment of a double cover flat-plate solar collector  

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Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish En este artículo se establece la incidencia de la relación de aspecto (razón entre la longitud y ancho de un colector de área constante) sobre la eficiencia térmica de un colector solar de placa plana que utiliza doble cubierta transparente para el calentamiento de aire. Este estudio se realiza desd [...] e dos enfoques: el primero utiliza un modelo físico-matemático a partir de los balances de energía del colector, y el segundo utiliza un prototipo con su respectiva instrumentación para calcular su rendimiento de manera experimental. El colector está compuesto por una estructura en madera, una doble cubierta de vidrio transparente, una placa absorbedora de radiación solar y un ventilador para extraer el aire calentado. Para calcular el rendimiento se registraron de manera automática datos de temperatura, radiación solar y flujo másico de aire; durante aproximadamente 6 horas por varios días y bajo distintas condiciones climáticas de la ciudad de Montería, Córdoba (Colombia). En general se encontró, para un área constante del colector, que la eficiencia térmica de este aumenta cuando la relación de aspecto aumenta y que el modelo teórico se ajusta de manera aceptable con los resultados experimentales. Abstract in english This study establishes the effect of the aspect ratio (ratio between length and width of a constant collector area) on the thermal efficiency of a flat-plate solar collector that uses a double cover for air heating. The analysis has two approaches: first, using a physical-mathematical model that dev [...] elop a steady state analysis from a collector energy balance and the second, using an instrumented prototype to calculate its performance in experimental way. The collector configuration consists in a wood structure, a double glass cover, an absorber plate of solar radiation and blower to extract the heated air. To calculate the performance temperature data, solar radiation and mass flow of air were automatically recorded for about 6 hours for several days and under different weather conditions in the city of Montería, Cordoba. In general it was found, for a constant collector area, where the thermal efficiency increases when the aspect ratio increases and that the theoretical model fits in an acceptable way with the experimental results.

Adrián Enrique, Ávila Gómez; Jorge Mario, Mendoza Fandiño; Julio Fernando, Beltrán Sarmiento.

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Evaluación energética de un colector solar de placa plana de doble cubierta / Energy assessment of a double cover flat-plate solar collector  

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Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish En este artículo se establece la incidencia de la relación de aspecto (razón entre la longitud y ancho de un colector de área constante) sobre la eficiencia térmica de un colector solar de placa plana que utiliza doble cubierta transparente para el calentamiento de aire. Este estudio se realiza desd [...] e dos enfoques: el primero utiliza un modelo físico-matemático a partir de los balances de energía del colector, y el segundo utiliza un prototipo con su respectiva instrumentación para calcular su rendimiento de manera experimental. El colector está compuesto por una estructura en madera, una doble cubierta de vidrio transparente, una placa absorbedora de radiación solar y un ventilador para extraer el aire calentado. Para calcular el rendimiento se registraron de manera automática datos de temperatura, radiación solar y flujo másico de aire; durante aproximadamente 6 horas por varios días y bajo distintas condiciones climáticas de la ciudad de Montería, Córdoba (Colombia). En general se encontró, para un área constante del colector, que la eficiencia térmica de este aumenta cuando la relación de aspecto aumenta y que el modelo teórico se ajusta de manera aceptable con los resultados experimentales. Abstract in english This study establishes the effect of the aspect ratio (ratio between length and width of a constant collector area) on the thermal efficiency of a flat-plate solar collector that uses a double cover for air heating. The analysis has two approaches: first, using a physical-mathematical model that dev [...] elop a steady state analysis from a collector energy balance and the second, using an instrumented prototype to calculate its performance in experimental way. The collector configuration consists in a wood structure, a double glass cover, an absorber plate of solar radiation and blower to extract the heated air. To calculate the performance temperature data, solar radiation and mass flow of air were automatically recorded for about 6 hours for several days and under different weather conditions in the city of Montería, Cordoba. In general it was found, for a constant collector area, where the thermal efficiency increases when the aspect ratio increases and that the theoretical model fits in an acceptable way with the experimental results.

Adrián Enrique, Ávila Gómez; Jorge Mario, Mendoza Fandiño; Julio Fernando, Beltrán Sarmiento.

2010-06-01

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Radiant cooling in US office buildings: Towards eliminating the perception of climate-imposed barriers  

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Much attention is being given to improving the efficiency of air-conditioning systems through the promotion of more efficient cooling technologies. One such alternative, radiant cooling, is the subject of this thesis. Performance information from Western European buildings equipped with radiant cooling systems indicates that these systems not only reduce the building energy consumption but also provide additional economic and comfort-related benefits. Their potential in other markets such as the US has been largely overlooked due to lack of practical demonstration, and to the absence of simulation tools capable of predicting system performance in different climates. This thesis describes the development of RADCOOL, a simulation tool that models thermal and moisture-related effects in spaces equipped with radiant cooling systems. The thesis then conducts the first in-depth investigation of the climate-related aspects of the performance of radiant cooling systems in office buildings. The results of the investigation show that a building equipped with a radiant cooling system can be operated in any US climate with small risk of condensation. For the office space examined in the thesis, employing a radiant cooling system instead of a traditional all-air system can save on average 30% of the energy consumption and 27% of the peak power demand due to space conditioning. The savings potential is climate-dependent, and is larger in retrofitted buildings than in new construction. This thesis demonstrates the high performance potential of radiant cooling systems across a broad range of US climates. It further discusses the economics governing the US air-conditioning market and identifies the type of policy interventions and other measures that could encourage the adoption of radiant cooling in this market.

Stetiu, C.

1998-01-01

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New tool for standardized collector performance calculations  

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A new tool for standardized calculation of solar collector performance has been developed in cooperation between SP Technical Research Institute Sweden, DTU Denmark and SERC Dalarna University. The tool is designed to calculate the annual performance for a number of representative cities in Europe on the basis of parameters from collector tests performed according to EN12975, without any intermediate conversions. The main target group for this tool is test institutes and certification bodies that intend to use it for conversion of collector model parameters derived from performance tests, into a more user friendly quantity: the annual energy output. The energy output calculated by the tool can be expressed either per square meter or per collector module.

Perers, Bengt; Kovacs, Peter

2011-01-01

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Radiant vessel auxiliary cooling system  

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This patent describes an improved radiant vessel passive cooling system for liquid-metal poor-type modular nuclear reactors having a reactor vessel and a surrounding containment vessel spaced apart from the reactor vessel to form a first interstitial region containing an inert gas, the improvement comprising: a shell spaced apart from and surrounding the containment vessel to form a second interstitial region comprising a circulatory air passage. The circulatory air passage has an air inlet at a first position and an air outlet at a second position which is vertically higher than the first position. The second interstitial region lies between the shell and the containment vessel; and surface area extension means in the shell is longitudinally disposed from the shell into the second interstitial region towards the containment vessel to receive thermal radiation from the containment vessel. The surface area extension means is spaced apart from the external surface of the containment vessel where heat radiated form the containment vessel is received at the surface extension means for convection, conduction and radiation to air in the circulatory passage

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Performances and yield assessment of glazed photovoltaic-thermal collectors  

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Photovoltaic-Thermal (PV-T) hybrid collectors are multi-energy components that convert solar energy into both electricity and heat. In this paper, the performances of a PV-T collector are investigated. The objective is not only the evaluation of the PV-T collector itself, but the evaluation of this component operating in a real energy system. For this purpose, experimental prototypes of PV-T collector were built, tested in an indoor sun simulator and finally installed and monitored at the EDF...

Dupeyrat, P.; Fortuin, S.; Kwiatkowski, G.; Baranzini, M.; Schumann, M.

2012-01-01

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Fuel cell current collector  

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A fuel cell has a current collector plate (22) located between an electrode (20) and a separate plate (25). The collector plate has a plurality of arches (26, 28) deformed from a single flat plate in a checkerboard pattern. The arches are of sufficient height (30) to provide sufficient reactant flow area. Each arch is formed with sufficient stiffness to accept compressive load and sufficient resiliently to distribute the load and maintain electrical contact.

Katz, Murray (Newington, CT); Bonk, Stanley P. (West Willington, CT); Maricle, Donald L. (Glastonbury, CT); Abrams, Martin (Glastonbury, CT)

1991-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Angular Distribution Models for Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Flux Estimation from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Instrument on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Satellite. Part 1; Methodology  

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Clouds and the Earth s Radiant Energy System (CERES) investigates the critical role that clouds and aerosols play in modulating the radiative energy flow within the Earth-atmosphere system. CERES builds upon the foundation laid by previous missions, such as the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment, to provide highly accurate top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes together with coincident cloud and aerosol properties inferred from high-resolution imager measurements. This paper describes the method used to construct empirical angular distribution models (ADMs) for estimating shortwave, longwave, and window TOA radiative fluxes from CERES radiance measurements on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite. To construct the ADMs, multiangle CERES measurements are combined with coincident high-resolution Visible Infrared Scanner measurements and meteorological parameters from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts data assimilation product. The ADMs are stratified by scene types defined by parameters that have a strong influence on the angular dependence of Earth's radiation field at the TOA. Examples of how the new CERES ADMs depend upon the imager-based parameters are provided together with comparisons with existing models.

Loeb, N. G.; Smith, N. M.; Kato, S.; Miller, W. F.; Gupta, S. K.; Minnis, P.; Wielicki, B. A.

2003-01-01

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Studies on methods of reducing heat losses from flat plate solar collectors. Progress report, August 1, 1974--January 31, 1976  

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Improvements to flat plate solar collectors for heating and cooling of buildings have been evaluated through three parallel studies. The first study has demonstrated suppression of free convection by a honeycomb at all angles of inclination. Reductions by a factor of 5 in the free convective heat loss are reported, and equations and charts permitting the rational design of honeycombs for convection suppression in solar collectors are presented. The second study has resulted in a precise, easily programmable set of equations for the free convective heat loss through the air gaps in flat plate solar collectors, for any angle of tilt. The third study has theoretically and experimentally demonstrated that the solar transmittance of a flat transparent cover for a solar collector can be very substantially increased by V-corrugating. Since V-corrugating should also decrease the free convective and radiant losses, substantial improvements in collector efficiency are predicted.

Hollands, K.G.T.; Raithby, G.D.; Unny, T.E.

1976-06-01

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Solar collector design with respect to moisture problems  

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Humidity inside the collectors is one factor that can be minimised to keep the most favourable microclimatic condition for the internal materials of the collector. This microclimate inside the collector is an important factor in determining the service lifetime of an absorber coating. During the design of the collector, the location and size of ventilation holes, properties of the insulation materials and dimension of the solar collector box are parameters that have to be taken into account for the optimisation in order to achieve the most favourable microclimate to prevent corrosion.Simulation of the microclimate in solar thermal collectors can be a valuable tool for optimisation of the collector with respect to ventilation. A computer model has been established for fulfilling this. By using this tool the producers can be advised whether their solar collectors ought to be additionally tightened, or whether more ventilation openings should be made and what influence the insulation material has. Guidelines forcollector designers are proposed. The design guidelines provide some suggestions to be considered during the design of solar collectors.The work was carried out within the framework of the working group Materials in Solar Thermal Collectors of the International Energy Agency-Solar Heating and Cooling Programme.

Holck, Ole; Svendsen, Svend

2003-01-01

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Simulation Application for Optimization of Solar Collector Array  

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Full Text Available Solar systems offer a comparatively low output density , so increasing the output always means a corresponding increase in the size of the collector area. Thus collector arrays are occasionally constructed (i.e. with different azimuth angles and/or slopes, which be imposed by the location and structure available to mount the collector. In this paper is developed simulation application for optimization for the solar collector array position and number of collectors in regard of maximum annual energy gain and thermal efficiency. It is analyzed solar collector array which has parallel and serial connected solar collectors with different tilt, orientation and thermal characteristics. Measurements are performed for determine the thermal performance of the system. Using the programming language INSEL it is developed simulation program for the analyzed system where optimization is done through parametric runs in the simulation program. Accent is given on the SE orientated collectors regarding their tilt and number, comparing two solutions-scenarios and the current system set situation of the in means of efficiency and total annual energy gain. The first scenario envisages a change of angle from 35 to 25 solar panels on the SE orientation, while the second scenario envisages retaining the existing angle of 35 and adding additional solar collector. Scenario 1 accounts for more than 13% energy gain on annual basis while Scenario 2 has 2% bigger thermal efficiency.

Igor Shesho*,

2014-01-01

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Theoretical Analysis of Solar Thermal Collector with a Flat Plate Bottom Booster Reflector  

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A theoretical analysis of a solar thermal collector with a flat plate bottom reflector is presented. The bottom reflector extends from the lower edge of the collector. The variations of daily solar radiation absorbed on the collector with inclinations from horizontal for both the collector and reflector throughout the year were predicted, and the optimum inclinations of the collector and reflector which maximize the daily solar radiation absorbed on the collector were determined for each month at 30oN latitude. The effects of the size of the collector and reflector on the daily solar radiation absorbed on the collector were also investigated. The optimum collector inclination is lower in summer and higher in winter, while the optimum reflector inclination is higher in summer and lower in winter. The average daily solar radiation absorbed on the collector throughout the year can be increased about 20%, 27% and 33% by using a bottom reflector if the ratio of reflector length to collector length is 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0, respectively, when the collector’s length is equal to its width.

 Key words: Solar energy; Solar thermal collector; Bottom reflector; Collector-reflector; Optimum inclination

Hiroshi Tanaka

2011-12-01

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A Concentrated Solar Power Unit Collector’s Efficiency under varied wind speeds  

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) harnesses the sun?s solar energy to produce electricity. This report provides a technical analysis of the potential for CSP to provide low cost renewable electricity in Bhopal (M.P.) and outlines the impact of varied wind speeds on its collector?s efficiency. Yields of CSP Plants depend strongly on site-specific meteorological conditions. Meteorological parameters that can influence the performance of CSP plant are Direct Norm...

Ajay Vardhan,; Tiwar, A. C.; Arvind Kausha; Sunil Hotchandani,

2013-01-01

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A tool for standardized collector performance calculations including PVT  

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A tool for standardized calculation of solar collector performance has been developed in cooperation between SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, DTU Denmark and SERC Dalarna University. The tool is designed to calculate the annual performance of solar collectors at representative locations in Europe. The collector parameters used as input in the tool are compiled from tests according to EN12975, without any intermediate conversions. The main target group for this tool is test institutes and certification bodies that are intended to use it for conversion of collector model parameters (derived from performance tests) into a more user friendly quantity: the annual energy output. The energy output presented in the tool is expressed as kWh per collector module. A simplified treatment of performance for PVT collectors is added based on the assumption that the thermal part of the PVT collector can be tested and modeled as a thermal collector, when the PV electric part is active with an MPP tracker in operation. The thermal collector parameters from this operation mode are used for the PVT calculations.

Perers, Bengt; Kovacs, Peter

2012-01-01

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Solar Heating Systems with Evacuated Tubular Solar Collector  

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Recently different designed evacuated tubular solar collectors were introduced on the market by different Chinese companies. In the present study, investigations on the performance of four different Chinese evacuated tubular collectors and of solar heating systems using these collectors were carried out, employing both laboratory test and theoretical calculations. The collectors were tested in a small solar domestic hot water (SDHW) system in a laboratory test facility under realistic conditions. The yearly thermal performance of solar heating systems with these evacuated tubular collectors, as well as with normal flat-plate collectors was calculated under Danish weather conditions. It is found that, for small SDHW systems with a combi tank design, an increase of 25% -55% net utilized solar energy can be achieved by using these evacuated tubular collectorsinstead of normal flat-plate collectors. For solar heating plants, the yearly energy output from these evacuated tubular collectors is about 40%-90% higher than the output from typical flat-plate collectors at an operation temperature of about 50°C.

Qin, Lin; Furbo, Simon

1998-01-01

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High-performance vacuum tubes for more energy efficiency. Building-integrated CPC vacuum tube collectors unite several functions.; Hochleistungs-Vakuumroehren fuer mehr Energieeffizienz. Gebaeudeintegrierte CPC-Vakuumroehren-Kollektoren vereinen mehrere Funktionen  

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The performance of solar collectors primarily contributes to increased efficiency and reduced operating costs of solar thermal systems. With the use of building-integrated CPC vacuum tube collectors an extremely high energy yield is achieved on a smaller collector gross area. As a building-integrated system solution the CPC facade provide panels in addition to its use as spandrel panels within the glazed buildings not only an architectural design element, but unite as a multifunctional component for several functions. [German] Die Leistungsfaehigkeit der Solarkollektoren traegt primaer zur Effizienzsteigerung und Reduzierung der Betriebskosten einer Solarthermieanlagen bei. Mit dem Einsatz gebaeudeintegrierter CPC-Vakuumroehrenkollektoren wird auf einer kleineren Kollektorbruttoflaeche ein extrem hoher Energieertrag erreicht. Als gebaeudeintegrierte Systemloesung bieten die CPC-Fassadenkollektoren neben dem Einsatz als Bruestungselemente auch innerhalb der verglasten Gebaeuden nicht nur ein architektonisches Gestaltungselement, sondern vereinen als multifunktionaler Bestandteil noch mehrere Funktionen.

Theiss, Eric

2013-10-15

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Thermal Performance Evaluation of Attic Radiant Barrier Systems Using the Large Scale Climate Simulator (LSCS)  

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Application of radiant barriers and low-emittance surface coatings in residential building attics can significantly reduce conditioning loads from heat flow through attic floors. The roofing industry has been developing and using various radiant barrier systems and low-emittance surface coatings to increase energy efficiency in buildings; however, minimal data are available that quantifies the effectiveness of these technologies. This study evaluates performance of various attic radiant barrier systems under simulated summer daytime conditions and nighttime or low solar gain daytime winter conditions using the large scale climate simulator (LSCS). The four attic configurations that were evaluated are 1) no radiant barrier (control), 2) perforated low-e foil laminated oriented strand board (OSB) deck, 3) low-e foil stapled on rafters, and 4) liquid applied low-emittance coating on roof deck and rafters. All test attics used nominal RUS 13 h-ft2- F/Btu (RSI 2.29 m2-K/W) fiberglass batt insulation on attic floor. Results indicate that the three systems with radiant barriers had heat flows through the attic floor during summer daytime condition that were 33%, 50%, and 19% lower than the control, respectively.

Shrestha, Som S [ORNL; Miller, William A [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL

2013-01-01

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“ANALYSIS ON PERFORMANCE OF RADIANT HEAT EXCHANGER OF THERMIC FLUID HEATER BY CHANGING THE SUITABLE GRADE OF MATERIAL”  

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Full Text Available To make the radiant heat exchanger of higher performance and efficiency at low manufacturing and maintenance cost in which maximum utilization of heat energy of flue gases is possible and also which is less expensive and easily accommodate by any process industries for their usual operation. Also to improve working condition and decrease the operating cost by changing the grade of material of tubes for required mechanical and thermal property for which the radiant heat exchanger is to be designed.

Patel Ronak I.

2014-09-01

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Subjective evaluation of different ventilation concepts combined with radiant heating and cooling  

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Sixteen subjects evaluated the indoor environment in four experiments with different combinations of ventilation and radiant heating/cooling systems. Two test setups simulated a room in a low energy building with a single occupant during winter. The room was equipped either by a ventilation system supplying warm air space heating or by a combination of radiant floor heating and mixing ventilation system. Next two test setups simulated an office room with two occupants during summer, ventilated and cooled by a single displacement ventilation system or by a radiant floor cooling combined with displacement ventilation. Vertical air temperature distribution was more uniform for floor heating than for warm air heating, but there was no significant difference in thermal perception between the two mixing ventilation systems. For the summer conditions the subjects voted warmer than predicted by the PMV and about one third preferred more air movement. No significant difference in thermal perception between the two displacement ventilation systems was found.

Krajcik, Michal; Tomasi, Roberta

2012-01-01

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Prelaunch Calibrations of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and Earth Observing System Morning (EOS-AM1) Spacecraft Thermistor Bolometer Sensors  

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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) spacecraft scanning thermistor bolometer sensors measure earth radiances in the broadband shortwave solar (O.3 - 5.0 micron and total (0.3 to 100 microns) spectral bands as well as in the 8-12 microns water vapor window spectral band. On November 27, 1997, the launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft placed the first set of CERES sensors into orbit, and 30 days later, the sensors initiated operational measurements of the earth radiance fields. In 1998, the Earth Observing System morning (EOS-AM1) spacecraft will place the second and third sensor sets into orbit. The prelaunch CERES sensors' count conversion coefficients (gains and zero-radiance offsets) were determined in vacuum ground facilities. The gains were tied radiometrically to the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90). The gain determinations included the spectral properties (reflectance, transmittance, emittance, etc.) of both the sources and sensors as well as the in-field-of-view (FOV) and out-of-FOV sensor responses. The resulting prelaunch coefficients for the TRMM and EOS-AM1 sensors are presented. Inflight calibration systems and on-orbit calibration approaches are described, which are being used to determine the temporal stabilities of the sensors' gains and offsets from prelaunch calibrations through on-orbit measurements. Analyses of the TRMM prelaunch and on-orbit calibration results indicate that the sensors have retained their ties to ITS-90 at accuracy levels better than /- 0.3% between the 1995 prelaunch and 1997 on-orbit calibrations.

Lee, Robert B., III; Barkstrom, Bruce R.; Bitting, Herbert C.; Crommelynck, Dominique A. H.; Paden, Jack; Pandey, Dhirendra K.; Priestley, Kory J.; Smith, G. Louis; Thomas, Susan; Thornhill, K. Lee; Wilson, Robert S.

1998-01-01

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Heat Pumps With Direct Expansion Solar Collectors  

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In this paper, the studies of heat pump systems using solar collectors as the evaporators, which have been done so far by reserchers, are reviwed. Usually, a solar collector without any cover is preferable to one with ac over because of the necessity of absorbing heat from the ambient air when the intensity of the solar energy on the collector is not enough. The performance of the collector depends on its area and the intensity of the convective heat transfer on the surface. Fins are fixed on the backside of the collector-surface or on the tube in which the refrigerant flows in order to increase the convective heat transfer. For the purpose of using a heat pump efficiently throughout year, a compressor with variable capacity is applied. The solar assisted heat pump can be used for air conditioning at night during the summer. Only a few groups of people have studied cooling by using solar assisted heat pump systems. In Japan, a kind of system for hot water supply has been produced commercially in a company and a kind of system for air conditioning has been installed in buildings commercially by another company.

Ito, Sadasuke

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Fog collectors and collection techniques  

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The earth sciences taught that due to the occurrence of water in three phases: gas, liquid and solid, solar energy keeps the hydrological cycle going, shaping the earth surface while regulating the climate and thus allowing smart technologies to interfere in the natural process by rerouting water and employing its yield for natural and human environments’ subsistence. This is the case of traditional fog collectors implemented by several researchers along the Atacama Desert since late ’50s such as vertical tensile mesh or macro-diamonds structures. Nevertheless, these basic prototypes require to be upgraded, mainly through new shapes, fabrics and frameworks’ types by following the principles of lightness, transformability, portability and polyvalence. The vertical canvas of conventional fog collectors contain too much stressed at each joints and as result it became vulnerable. Our study constitutes a research by design of two fog-trap devices along the Atacama Desert. Different climatic factors influence the efficiency of fog harvesting. In order to increase yield of collected fog water, we need to establish suitable placements that contain high rates of fog’s accumulation. As important as the location is also the building reliability of these collectors that will be installed. Their frames and skins have to be adjustable to the wind direction and resistant against strong winds and rust. Its fabric need to be more hydrophobic, elastic and with light colours to ease dripping/drainage and avoid ultra-violet deterioration. In addition, meshes should be well-tensed and frames well-embraced too. In doing so we have conceived two fog collectors: DropNet© (Höhler) and FogHive© (Suau). These designs explore climatic design parameters combined with the agile structural principles of Tensegrity and Geodesic widely developed by Bucky Fuller and Frei Otto. The research methods mainly consisted of literature review; fieldwork; comparative analysis of existing fog collection’s techniques and climatic design simulations. DropNet© is a lightweight fog collector kit -a standing-alone web- resistant against very strong winds. It is constructed with an elastic mesh according to the required tension. Apart from this, it is ease to be transported, assemble and relocated due to its tent-like construction. As a flexible construction it can be installed on flatten or uneven grounds. FogHive© is a modular space-frame, fully wrapped with a light waxy mesh, that can collect water fog and also performs like a shading/cooling device and a soil humidifier for greenery and potential inhabitation. Its body consists of a deployable polygonal structure with an adjustable polyvalent membrane which performs as water repellent skin (facing prevailing winds) and shading device facing Equator. In addition, a domestic wind turbine is installed within the structural frame to provide autonomous electrification. Both models have great applicability to provide drinking water in remote place and also irrigating water to repair or re-establish flora. Water collector, filtering (purification) and irrigation network are designed with appropriate materials and techniques.

Höhler, I.; Suau, C.

2010-07-01

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Absolute radiant power measurement of the X-ray free-electron laser at SACLA  

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The Japanese hard X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL), SACLA (SPring-8 Angstrom Compact free-electron LAser), reached laser amplification at 10 keV photon energy in June 2011. SACLA can provide XFELs with its wavelength of shorter than 0.1 nm. Since the radiant power is a fundamental parameter of the XFEL beam which strongly influences nonlinear effects, its measurement in absolute terms is of significant importance. In the present study, the absolute radiant power of the XFEL was measured using a cryogenic radiometer at the BL3 in SACLA. The radiant power as a function of a silicon attenuator thickness was also measured to estimate the contribution of the higher harmonics. The radiant power in the range between 8 ?W and 1005 ?W was measured in the photon energies of 4.4 keV, 5.8 keV, 9.6 keV, 13.6 keV and 16.8 keV. The contribution of the higher harmonics is negligible except for the photon energy of 4.4 keV. The third harmonics component in the photon energy of 4.4 keV is about 1 %.

Tanaka, Takahiro; Kato, Masahiro; Kurosawa, Tadahiro; Saito, Norio; Kudo, Togo; Tono, Kensuke; Yabashi, Makina; Ishikawa, Tetsuya

2013-03-01

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Domestic Heat Pump System With Solar Thermal Collectors as Heat Source and Annual Ice Storage  

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Aim of this paper is a theoretical and experimental investigation of a domestic heating system with heat pump using solar thermal collectors as the only heat source. In the system described, the heat pump uses an ice-water tank as annual storage system taking advantage of the phase change at 0°C. Energy is supplied to the storage system using low temperature solar thermal collectors. Low temperatures inside the solar collector lead to an increased annual yield. The thermal collectors can als...

Gschwend, Andreas; Bertsch, Stefan S.

2012-01-01

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The CERN antiproton collector  

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The Antiproton Collector is a new ring of much larger acceptance than the present accumulator. It is designed to receive 108 antiprotons per PS cycle. In order to be compatible with the Antiproton Accumulator, the momentum spread and the emittances are reduced from 6% to 0.2% and from 200 ? mm mrad to 25 ? mm mrad respectively. In addition to the ring itself, the new target area and the modifications to the stochastic systems of the Antiproton Accumulator are described. (orig.)

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Partially -premixed combustion in porous radiant burners  

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Inert porous radiant burners are commonly employed in materials processing and manufacturing (drying, cooking, etc.). In spite of this extensive use, little knowledge was available concerning the operating characteristics and flame structure of such burners until recently. The advent of a new generation of natural gas-fired burners that include an active matrix introduces further challenges and opens new areas of research. The first catalytic heaters were diffusion-type; recent attempts to im...

Leonardi, Sergio Adrian

2000-01-01

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Electric radiant heating : a hot profitable idea  

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Due to the high cost of heating oil, natural gas and propane, floor mounted radiant heating systems are now proving to be a cost effective method of heating homes. The systems provide evenly distributed heat across the entire floor area. Unlike hydronic floor systems, radiant floor systems require no maintenance, and are easy to control because no mechanical rooms or boilers are required. The system is comprised of a series of resistant heating cables, a thermostat, and a solid state relay. The cables are installed in a poured concrete pad. Separate temperature control devices are used to heat individual areas of floorspace. Building automation systems can also control the heating system by using simple ambient air- and floor-mounted sensors in conjunction with relays to energize the heating cables. The cost of thermostats and heating cables to heat a standard 2000 square foot home are estimated at $9000.00, with an additional 64 hours of installation costs. It was noted that the systems may prove to be less costly in the long-term than hydronic systems, which require additional boilers, pumps and water treatments. Electric radiant heating can be an even more cost-effective application when used with thermal storage heating applications that use lower-cost off-peak electricity to generate and store heat in concrete floor slabs or ceramic bricks contained in insulated cabinets. It was concluded that radiant heating systems are a viable and cost-effective alternative to expensive hydronic systems, which are costly to install and maintain. 4 figs.

Lemieux, G. [Britech Corp., Toronto, ON (Canada)

2006-09-15

 
 
 
 
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Heat transfers in porous media. Conduction, convection, radiant transfer  

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Multiple physico-chemical and transport phenomena take place in porous media. The study of these phenomena requires the knowledge of fluid storage, transfer and mechanical properties of these media. Like all polyphasic heterogenous systems, these properties depend on the morphology of the matrix and of the phenomena interacting in the different phases. This makes the heat transfers in porous media a particularly huge field of researches. This article makes a synthesis of these researches. Content: 1 - classification and characterization of porous media; 2 - modeling of transfer phenomena; 3 - heat transfer by conduction: concept of equivalent thermal conductivity (ETC), modeling of conduction heat transfer, ETC determination; 4 - heat transfer by convection: modeling of convection heat transfer, natural convection (in confined media, along surfaces or impermeable bodies immersed in a saturated porous medium), forced and mixed convection; 5 - radiant heat transfer: energy status equation, approximate solutions of the radiant transfer equation, use of the approximate solutions: case of fibrous insulating materials; 6 - conclusion. (J.S.)

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Electric radiant heating or, why are plumbers getting our work?  

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Electric radiant heating (ERH) technologies are now being installed in floors as a means of reducing heating costs. The radiant installations have seen a large increase in sales over the last decade, and are now being used in commercial applications. Sales of hydronic ERH systems have increased by 24 per cent over the last year. ERH systems are energy efficient and do not cause drafts. The systems consist of resistant heating cables installed within the floors of a room. The cables are supplied as loose cables and tracks with predetermined spacings or rugged, heavier cable that can be stapled onto wooden subfloors. Program temperature setbacks can be applied on a room-by-room basis. Electric thermal storage systems allow building owners to store heat in the floors and are ideal for use in combination with time-of-use electric metering. Some electric utilities are now promoting the use of electric thermal storage in order to reduce demand during peak times. Thermostats used with the systems should have floor sensors and ambient air sensors to control space heating in conjunction with the floor sensor. It was concluded that electrical contractors who gain knowledge in the application and installation of the systems will tap into a growing revenue stream. 5 figs.

Lemieux, G. [Britech, Toronto, ON (Canada)

2009-02-15

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Electric radiant heating or, why are plumbers getting our work?  

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Electric radiant heating (ERH) technologies are now being installed in floors as a means of reducing heating costs. The radiant installations have seen a large increase in sales over the last decade, and are now being used in commercial applications. Sales of hydronic ERH systems have increased by 24 per cent over the last year. ERH systems are energy efficient and do not cause drafts. The systems consist of resistant heating cables installed within the floors of a room. The cables are supplied as loose cables and tracks with predetermined spacings or rugged, heavier cable that can be stapled onto wooden subfloors. Program temperature setbacks can be applied on a room-by-room basis. Electric thermal storage systems allow building owners to store heat in the floors and are ideal for use in combination with time-of-use electric metering. Some electric utilities are now promoting the use of electric thermal storage in order to reduce demand during peak times. Thermostats used with the systems should have floor sensors and ambient air sensors to control space heating in conjunction with the floor sensor. It was concluded that electrical contractors who gain knowledge in the application and installation of the systems will tap into a growing revenue stream. 5 figs

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Performance of solar energy converters: Thermal collectors and photovoltaic cells; Lectures of the Course, Ispra, Italy, November 11-18, 1981  

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The operational principles, performance results, and test and equipment designs for photovoltaic and solar flat plate collector systems are explored, with emphasis given to European programs. Attention is given to solar simulator and outdoor tests for collectors, and to indoor test calibration techniques and reliability testing procedure for photovoltaic cells and modules. The design and operation of the solar simulators at Ispra are described, together with the hybrid solar heating system for the facility and apparatus used for simulating corrosive atmospheres for testing collector panels. Simulation models being validated after development on the basis of data from previous test projects are presented, and current solar cell test programs in Europe are detailed. Finally, standardized solar cell and module and collector testing methodologies being implemented to qualify equipment to be tested in projects run by the Commission of the European Communities are reported. For individual items see A83-40521 to A83-40539

Beghi, G.

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Long term performance of a shaded collector field  

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A numerical model is presented to estimate the monthly average daily solar radiation absorbed by a collector field, taking into account the effect of shading of the various collectors on each other. The field consists of N{sub y} rows of collectors, spaced uniformly by a distance {Delta}y from each other, and each row contains N{sub x} collectors. Each collector has a length L and width W and tilted towards the equator by an angle equal to the latitude angle of the location. The model accounts for collectors with one or two glass covers. Calculations are carried out using the model at various parametric values. The results are used to establish charts which can be used for a collector field of any dimensions and located at any location on the surface of the earth. A case study is presented to demonstrate the application of results of the present model to determine the optimum spacing between rows and the monthly average daily solar thermal energy absorbed by the collector field. (author).

Al-Turki, A.M.; Elsayed, M.M. (King Abdul Aziz Univ., Jeddah (SA). Thermal Engineering Dept.)

1990-01-01

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Optimal design of orientation of PV/T collector with reflectors  

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Hybrid conversion of solar radiation implies simultaneous solar radiation conversion into thermal and electrical energy in the PV/Thermal collector. In order to get more thermal and electrical energy, flat solar radiation reflectors have been mounted on PV/T collector. To obtain higher solar radiation intensity on PV/T collector, position of reflectors has been changed and optimal position of reflectors has been determined by both experimental measurements and numerical calculation so as to obtain maximal concentration of solar radiation intensity. The calculated values have been found to be in good agreement with the measured ones, both yielding the optimal position of the flat reflector to be the lowest (5o) in December and the highest (38o) in June. In this paper, the thermal and electrical efficiency of PV/T collector without reflectors and with reflectors in optimal position have been calculated. Using these results, the total efficiency and energy-saving efficiency of PV/T collector have been determined. Energy-saving efficiency for PV/T collector without reflectors is 60.1%, which is above the conventional solar thermal collector, whereas the energy-saving efficiency for PV/T collector with reflectors in optimal position is 46.7%, which is almost equal to the values for conventional solar thermal collector. Though the energy-saving efficiency of PV/T collector decreases slightly with the solar radiation intensity concentration factor, i.e.ation intensity concentration factor, i.e. the thermal and electrical efficiency of PV/T collector with reflectors are lower than those of PV/T collector without reflectors, the total thermal and electrical energy generated by PV/T collector with reflectors in optimal position are significantly higher than total thermal and electrical energy generated by PV/T collector without reflectors.

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Hybrid thermoelectric solar collector design and analysis  

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A flat-plate solar collector is conceived where energy cascades through thermoelectric power modules generating direct-current electricity. The intent of this work was to choose a collector configuration and to perform a steady-state thermal performance assessment. A set of energy balance equations were written and solved numerically for the purpose of optimizing collector thermal and electrical performance. The collector design involves finned columns of thermoelectric modules imbedded in the absorber plate (hot junction) over a parallel array of vertical tubes. The thermoelectric power output is limited by the small hot-junction/cold-junction temperature difference which can be maintained under steady-state conditions. The electric power per unit tube pass area is found to have a maximum as a function of a geometric parameter, while electric power is maximized with respect to an electric resistance ratio. Although the electric power efficiency is small, results indicate that there is sufficient electric power production to drive a coolant circulator, suggesting the potential for a stand-alone system.

Roberts, A. S., Jr.; Shaheen, K. E.

1982-01-01

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TELBE - the super-radiant THz facility at ELBE  

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It has been shown recently that relativistic electron bunches can be utilized for the generation of super-radiant coherent THz radiation by one single pass through an undulator, bending magnet, or CDR/CTR screens. However, the high THz fields have all been achieved at large accelerators that allow for high electron beam energies. A crucially important research topic for the next years at the HZDR is therefore to investigate whether an equally fine control over highly charged electron bunch form can be routinely achieved in a low electron beam energy accelerator like ELBE. If successful this development would allow the generation of high field THz fields by linear accelerators at considerably reduced cost. Given stable operation can be provided, TELBE, could also become a world-wide unique research facility for high field THz science. The current status and an outlook on future developments are presented.

Green, Bertram; Kovalev, Sergei; Hauser, Jens; Kuntzsch, Michael; Schneider, Harald; Winnerl, Stephan; Seidel, Wolfgang; Zvyagin, Sergei; Lehnert, Ulf; Helm, Manfred; Michel, Peter; Gensch, Michael [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany); Al-Shemmary, Alaa; Radu, Ilie; Stojanovic, Nikola; Cavalleri, Andrea [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany); Wall, Simon [FHI Berlin (Germany); Eng, Lukas M. [Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany); Heberle, Joachim [FU Berlin (Germany)

2013-07-01

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Optimization of plane plate solar collectors; Otimizacao de coletores solares de placas planas  

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This work presents a study on the theoretical optimization of the plane plates solar energy collectors performance with the introduction of a step-change on the plate fin profile, resulting in the material economy. A theoretical study of the optimization on the ratio cost factor/efficiency factor of the solar energy collector with four materials, with different plate thickness, used for the fin construction, as follows: copper, aluminium, steel and galvanized steel, as function of the distance among the tube centers. Based on the specifications of the materials and collector dimensions, a second optimization were performed taking into account the ratio cost/collector efficiency resulting from the ste-change introduction related to the collector localization. A collector with optimized dimensions was constructed, and efficiency tests performed in accordance with ASHRAE norm, specific for solar energy collectors. (author)

Gomes, D.G.; Fico Junior, Nide G.C.R. [Centro Tecnico Aeroespacial, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Inst. Tecnologico de Aeronautica. Div. de Engenharia Aeronautica]. E-mail: nide@aer.ita.cta.br

2000-07-01

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Angular Distribution Models for Top-of-Atmosphere Radiative Flux Estimation from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Instrument on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Satellite. Part II; Validation  

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Top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes from the Clouds and the Earth s Radiant Energy System (CERES) are estimated from empirical angular distribution models (ADMs) that convert instantaneous radiance measurements to TOA fluxes. This paper evaluates the accuracy of CERES TOA fluxes obtained from a new set of ADMs developed for the CERES instrument onboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). The uncertainty in regional monthly mean reflected shortwave (SW) and emitted longwave (LW) TOA fluxes is less than 0.5 W/sq m, based on comparisons with TOA fluxes evaluated by direct integration of the measured radiances. When stratified by viewing geometry, TOA fluxes from different angles are consistent to within 2% in the SW and 0.7% (or 2 W/sq m) in the LW. In contrast, TOA fluxes based on ADMs from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) applied to the same CERES radiance measurements show a 10% relative increase with viewing zenith angle in the SW and a 3.5% (9 W/sq m) decrease with viewing zenith angle in the LW. Based on multiangle CERES radiance measurements, 18 regional instantaneous TOA flux errors from the new CERES ADMs are estimated to be 10 W/sq m in the SW and, 3.5 W/sq m in the LW. The errors show little or no dependence on cloud phase, cloud optical depth, and cloud infrared emissivity. An analysis of cloud radiative forcing (CRF) sensitivity to differences between ERBE and CERES TRMM ADMs, scene identification, and directional models of albedo as a function of solar zenith angle shows that ADM and clear-sky scene identification differences can lead to an 8 W/sq m root-mean-square (rms) difference in 18 daily mean SW CRF and a 4 W/sq m rms difference in LW CRF. In contrast, monthly mean SW and LW CRF differences reach 3 W/sq m. CRF is found to be relatively insensitive to differences between the ERBE and CERES TRMM directional models.

Loeb, N. G.; Loukachine, K.; Wielicki, B. A.; Young, D. F.

2003-01-01

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Improvement in Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System/Surface and Atmosphere Radiation Budget Dust Aerosol Properties, Effects on Surface Validation of Clouds and Radiative Swath  

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Within the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) science team (Wielicki et al. 1996), the Surface and Atmospheric Radiation Budget (SARB) group is tasked with calculating vertical profiles of heating rates, globally, and continuously, beneath CERES footprint observations of Top of Atmosphere (TOA) fluxes. This is accomplished using a fast radiative transfer code originally developed by Qiang Fu and Kuo-Nan Liou (Fu and Liou 1993) and subsequently highly modified by the SARB team. Details on the code and its inputs can be found in Kato et al. (2005) and Rose and Charlock (2002). Among the many required inputs is characterization of the vertical column profile of aerosols beneath each footprint. To do this SARB combines aerosol optical depth information from the moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument along with aerosol constituents specified by the Model for Atmosphere and Chemical Transport (MATCH) of Collins et al. (2001), and aerosol properties (e.g. single scatter albedo and asymmetry parameter) from Tegen and Lacis (1996) and OPAC (Hess et al. 1998). The publicly available files that include these flux profiles, called the Clouds and Radiative Swath (CRS) data product, available from the Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/). As various versions of the code are completed, publishable results are named ''Editions.'' After CRS Edition 2A was finalized it was found that dust aerosols were too absorptive. Dust aerosols have subsequently been modified using a new set of properties developed by Andy Lacis and results have been released in CRS Edition 2B. This paper discusses the effects of changing desert dust aerosol properties, which can be significant for the radiation budget in mid ocean, a few thousand kilometers from the source regions. Resulting changes are validated via comparison of surface observed fluxes from the Saudi Solar Village surface site (Myers et al. 1999), and the E13 site at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM), Southern Great Plains (SGP) central facility.

Rutan, D.; Rose, F.; Charlock, T.P.

2005-03-18

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Energy-Efficient Sol-Gel Process for Production of Nanocomposite Absorber Coatings for Tubular Solar Thermal Collectors  

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The energy efficiency of production processes for components of solar energy systems is an important issue. Other factors which are important for the production of products such as black selective solar coatings include production speed, cycle time and homogeneity of the coating, as well as the minimization of the quantity of the needed chemical precursors. In this paper a new energy efficient production process is presented for production of optically selective coatings for solar thermal abs...

Scartezzini, Jean-louis; Joly, Martin; Antonetti, Yann; Python, Martin; Gonzalez, Marina; Gascou, Thomas; Hessler, Ai?cha; Schueler, Andreas

2013-01-01

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Phase-Change Thermal Energy Storage  

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The goal of this program is to advance the engineering and scientific understanding of solar thermal technology and to establish the technology base from which private industry can develop solar thermal power production options for introduction into the competitive energy market. Solar thermal technology concentrates the solar flux using tracking mirrors or lenses onto a receiver where the solar energy is absorbed as heat and converted into electricity or incorporated into products as process heat. The two primary solar thermal technologies, central receivers and distributed receivers, employ various point and line-focus optics to concentrate sunlight. Current central receiver systems use fields of heliostats (two-axes tracking mirrors) to focus the sun's radiant energy onto a single, tower-mounted receiver. Point focus concentrators up to 17 meters in diameter track the sun in two axes and use parabolic dish mirrors or Fresnel lenses to focus radiant energy onto a receiver. Troughs and bowls are line-focus tracking reflectors that concentrate sunlight onto receiver tubes along their focal lines. Concentrating collector modules can be used alone or in a multimodule system. The concentrated radiant energy absorbed by the solar thermal receiver is transported to the conversion process by a circulating working fluid. Receiver temperatures range from 100 C in low-temperature troughs to over 1500 C in dish and central receiver systems.

1989-11-01

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ADVANCED HYBRID PARTICULATE COLLECTOR  

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A new concept in particulate control, called an advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC), is being developed under funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The AHPC combines the best features of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and baghouses in an entirely novel manner. The AHPC concept combines fabric filtration and electrostatic precipitation in the same housing, providing major synergism between the two methods, both in the particulate collection step and in transfer of dust to the hopper. The AHPC provides ultrahigh collection efficiency, overcoming the problem of excessive fine-particle emissions with conventional ESPs, and solves the problem of reentrainment and re-collection of dust in conventional baghouses. Phase I of the development effort consisted of design, construction, and testing of a 5.7-m{sup 3}/min (200-acfm) working AHPC model. Results from both 8-hr parametric tests and 100-hr proof-of-concept tests with two different coals demonstrated excellent operability and greater than 99.99% fine-particle collection efficiency. Since all of the developmental goals of Phase I were met, the approach was scaled up in Phase II to a size of 255 m{sup 3}/min (9000 acfm) (equivalent in size to 2.5 MW) and was installed on a slipstream at the Big Stone Power Plant. For Phase II, the AHPC at Big Stone Power Plant was operated continuously from late July 1999 until mid-December 1999. The Phase II results were highly successful in that ultrahigh particle collection efficiency was achieved, pressure drop was well controlled, and system operability was excellent. For Phase III, the AHPC was modified into a more compact configuration, and components were installed that were closer to what would be used in a full-scale commercial design. The modified AHPC was operated from April to July 2000. While operational results were acceptable during this time, inspection of bags in the summer of 2000 revealed some membrane damage to the fabric that appeared to be caused by electrical effects. Subsequently, extensive theoretical, bench-scale, and pilot-scale investigations were completed to find an approach to prevent bag damage without compromising AHPC performance. Results showed that the best bag protection and AHPC performance were achieved by using a perforated plate installed between the discharge electrodes and bags. This perforated-plate design was then installed in the 2.5-MW AHPC at Big Stone Power Plant in Big Stone City, South Dakota, and the AHPC was operated from March to June 2001. Results showed that the perforated-plate design solved the bag damage problem and offered even better AHPC performance than the previous design. All of the AHPC performance goals were met, including ultrahigh collection efficiency, high air-to-cloth ratio, reasonable pressure drop, and long bag-cleaning interval.

Ye Zhuang; Stanley J. Miller; Michelle R. Olderbak; Rich Gebert

2001-12-01

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Performance evaluation of radiant baseboards (skirtings) for room heating – An analytical and experimental approach  

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The aim of this study was to investigate the thermal performance of the hydronic radiant baseboards currently used for space heating in built environments. The presently available equations for determination of heat outputs from these room heaters are valid for a certain height at a specific temperature range. This limitation needed to be addressed as radiant baseboards may be both energy and cost efficient option for space heating in the future. The main goal of this study was therefore to design an equation valid for all baseboard heights (100–200 mm) and excess temperatures (9–60 °C) usually used in built environments. The proposed equation was created by curve fitting using the standard method of least squares together with data from previous laboratory measurements. It was shown that the predictions by the proposed equation were in close agreement with reported experimental data. Besides, it was also revealed that the mean heat transfer coefficient of the investigated radiant baseboards was about 50% higher than the mean heat transfer coefficient of five conventional panel radiators of different types. The proposed equation can easily be used or programed in energy simulation codes. Hopefully this will help engineers to quantify more accurately the energy consumption for space heating in buildings served by radiant baseboards. -- Highlights: • Thermal performance of radiant baseboards (RBs) used for space heating was analyzed. • The proposed heat output equation can be used with confidence for RBs heaters. • The heat transfer ability of RBs was 50% higher than that of panel radiators. • The heat emission from RBs increased by roughly 2.1% per centimeter of height. • The RBs of maximum height should be used for water supply temperatures below 45 °C

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Thermal radiation shields for radiant coolers.  

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Thermal radiation shields in the form of low-emissivity surfaces spaced on low-conductance supports can be used to advantage as a replacement for multilayer insulation in radiant coolers. A view factor between adjacent shields of less than unity increases the insulation factor when the surfaces terminate with an external view. An analytical model that accounts for unequal areas as well as the reduced view factor is shown to be in good agreement with experimental measurements when the end area absorption and emission are small. The modifications to both the analytical model and the experimental evaluation are discussed for the case of significant end absorption or emission. PMID:20165278

Annable, R V

1976-07-01

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Development of mass-producible line-focus tracking concentrating solar collectors. Category 1: Collectors  

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The detailed design of a low cost, mass producible, line focusing parabolic trough solar colledtor was studied. The fabrication and test of a prototype drive string for this design, and the conceptual definition of a plant for its mass production are described. The design represents a significant advancement in the state of the art for cost effective, medium temperature (930 to 3150 C) solar thermal collectors. The improved collector performance, manufacturing costs, installation costs, and reliability to yield a major reduction in the cost of delivered thermal energy are outlined.

Reese, J., Jr.; Wong, V.; Sutton, G.; Gumbel, H.

1983-07-01

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Simulation of a solar collector array consisting of two types of solar collectors, with and without convection barrier  

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The installed area of solar collectors in solar heating fields is rapidly increasing in Denmark. In this scenario even relatively small performance improvements may lead to a large increase in the overall energy production. Both collectors with and without polymer foil, functioning as convection barrier, can be found on the Danish market. Depending on the temperature level at which the two types of collectors operate, one can perform better than the other. This project aimed to study the behavior of a 14 solar collector row made of these two different kinds of collectors, in order to optimize the composition of the row. Actual solar collectors available on the Danish market (models HT-SA and HT-A 35-10 manufactured by ARCON Solar A/S) were used for this analysis. To perform the study, a simulation model in TRNSYS was developed based on the Danish solar collector field in Braedstrup. A parametric analysis was carried out by modifying the composition of the row, in order to find both the energy and economy optimum.

Bava, Federico; Furbo, Simon

2015-01-01

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A RADIANT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM USING SOLAR-DRIVEN  

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Full Text Available Every air-conditioning system needs some fresh air to provide adequate ventilation air required to remove moisture, gases like ammonia and hydrogen sulphide, disease organisms, and heat from occupied spaces. However, natural ventilation is difficult to control because urban areas outside air is often polluted and cannot be supplied to inner spaces before being filtered. Besides the high electrical demand of refrigerant compression units used by most air-conditioning systems, and fans used to transport the cool air through the thermal distribution system draw a significant amount of electrical energy in comparison with electrical energy used by the building thermal conditioning systems. Part of this electricity heats the cooled air; thereby add to the internal thermal cooling peak load. In addition, refrigerant compression has both direct and indirect negative effects on the environment on both local and global scales. In seeking for innovative air-conditioning systems that maintain and improve indoor air quality under potentially more demanding performance criteria without increasing environmental impact, this paper presents radiant air-conditioning system which uses a solar-driven liquid desiccant evaporative cooler. The paper describes the proposed solar-driven liquid desiccant evaporative cooling system and the method used for investigating its performance in providing cold water for a radiant air-conditioning system in Khartoum (Central Sudan. The results of the investigation show that the system can operate in humid as well as dry climates and that employing such a system reduces air-conditioning peak electrical demands as compared to vapour compression systems.

S. A. ABDALLA

2006-12-01

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Short-Term Solar Collector Power Forecasting  

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This paper describes a new approach to online forecasting of power output from solar thermal collectors. The method is suited for online forecasting in many applications and in this paper it is applied to predict hourly values of power from a standard single glazed large area flat plate collector. The method is applied for horizons of up to 42 hours. Solar heating systems naturally come with a hot water tank, which can be utilized for energy storage also for other energy sources. Thereby such systems can become an important part of energy systems with a large share of uncontrollable energy sources, such as wind power. In such a scenario online forecasting is a vital tool for optimal control and utilization of solar heating systems. The method is a two-step scheme, where first a non-linear model is applied to transform the solar power into a stationary process, which then is forecasted with robust time-adaptive linear models. The approach is similar to the one by Bacher et al. (2009), but contains additional effects due to differences between solar thermal collectors and photovoltaics. Numerical weather predictions provided by Danish Meteorological Institute are used as input. The applied models adapt over time enabling tracking of changes in the system and in the surrounding conditions, such as decreasing performance due to wear and dirt, and seasonal changes such as leaves on trees. This furthermore facilitates remote monitoring and check of the system.

Bacher, Peder; Madsen, Henrik

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Testing of ceramic radiant tube heating system  

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Questions concerning the feasibility and performance of a gas fired ceramic radiant tube heating system to heat a 2350 F vacuum chamber were answered in a test program. Permeability tests run up to 2250 F on reaction bonded SiC showed the material to be substantially impermeable to gas exchange within the furnace environment. An upper limit of flue gas leakage was placed at 3.8 x 10(exp -8) SCFH/sq in of tube surface. The thermal efficiency of the tube/burner systems was found to range from 75 to 65 pct. as the furnace temperature ranged from 1500 to 2350 F. SiC radiant tubes were exposed to thermal gradients and mechanical loading at least as severe as those expected in industrial applications. No indication of tube failure resulting from these conditions were indicated. Tube failures were seen at the closed end of some tubes as a result of overheating. Solutions involving burner design and operation were identified. A developed concept of horizontal tube mounting and sealing was successfully tested.

Kuhn, T. J.; Obrien, J. M.; Schultz, T. J.

1990-11-01

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A Self-Biasing Pulsed Depressed Collector  

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Depressed collectors have been utilized successfully for many years to improve the electrical efficiency of vacuum electron devices. Increasingly, pulsed, high-peak power accelerator applications are placing a premium on electrical efficiency. As RF systems are responsible for a large percentage of the overall energy usage at accelerator laboratories, methods to improve upon the state-of-the-art in pulsed high-power sources are desired. This paper presents a technique for self-biasing the stages in a multistage depressed collector. With this technique, the energy lost during the rise and fall times of the pulse can be recovered, separate power supplies are not needed, and existing modulators can be retrofitted. Calculations show that significant cost savings can be realized with the implementation of this device in high-power systems. In this paper, the technique is described along with experimental demonstration. (auth)

Kemp, Mark A.; Jensen, Aaron; Neilson, Jeff; /SLAC

2014-05-29

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Biobriefcase aerosol collector  

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A system for sampling air and collecting particles entrained in the air that potentially include bioagents. The system comprises providing a receiving surface, directing a liquid to the receiving surface and producing a liquid surface. Collecting samples of the air and directing the samples of air so that the samples of air with particles entrained in the air impact the liquid surface. The particles potentially including bioagents become captured in the liquid. The air with particles entrained in the air impacts the liquid surface with sufficient velocity to entrain the particles into the liquid but cause minor turbulence. The liquid surface has a surface tension and the collector samples the air and directs the air to the liquid surface so that the air with particles entrained in the air impacts the liquid surface with sufficient velocity to entrain the particles into the liquid, but cause minor turbulence on the surface resulting in insignificant evaporation of the liquid.

Bell, Perry M. (Tracy, CA); Christian, Allen T. (Madison, WI); Bailey, Christopher G. (Pleasanton, CA); Willis, Ladona (Manteca, CA); Masquelier, Donald A. (Tracy, CA); Nasarabadi, Shanavaz L. (Livermore, CA)

2009-09-22

164

Studies of collectors, 9  

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Chelating surfactants bearing hydroxyaminocarbonyl and amino groups (RnAHx) and cotelomer-type surfactants bearing hydroxyaminocarbonyl and pyridyl groups (Ls-VP-Q-Hx) were prepared and applied as flotation collectors for a trace amount of uranium. The uranium in an aqueous solution of pH 4 - 8 and in seawater was floated more effectively by ion flotation using RnAHx or by foam fractionation using Ls-VP-Q-Hx, compared with alkylhydroxamic acid (RnHx) and telomers bearing hydroxyaminocarbonyl groups (Lo-Hx). The effective flotation was concluded to be due to the chelate effects between the two groups on the complex formation and to the HLB of the resulting complex. Furthermore, the uranium recoveries were examined by using a hydroxamic acid polymer (62Hx), a N-methylhydroxamic acid telomer (Ls5.6MHx), and its cotelomer (Ls3.2VP4.5MHx). (author)

165

A detailed thermal model of a parabolic trough collector receiver  

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Parabolic trough collectors are made by bending a sheet of reflective material into a parabolic shape. A metal black pipe, covered with a glass tube to reduce heat losses, is placed along the focal line of the collector. The concentrated radiation reaching the receiver tube heats the fluid that circulates through it, thus transforming the solar radiation into useful heat. It is sufficient to use a single axis tracking of the sun and thus long collector modules are produced. In this paper a detailed thermal model of a parabolic trough collector is presented. The thermal analysis of the collector receiver takes into consideration all modes of heat transfer; convection into the receiver pipe, in the annulus between the receiver and the glass cover, and from the glass cover to ambient air; conduction through the metal receiver pipe and glass cover walls; and radiation from the metal receiver pipe and glass cover surfaces to the glass cover and the sky respectively. The model is written in the Engineering Equation Solver (EES) and is validated with known performance of existing collectors and subsequently is used to perform an analysis of the collector we are going to install at Archimedes Solar Energy Laboratory at the Cyprus University of Technology.

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A fixed collector employing reversible vee-trough concentrator and a vacuum tube receiver for high temperature solar energy systems  

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A solar heat collection system employing non-tracking reflectors integrated with a fixed vacuum tube receiver which achieves modest year-round concentration (about 2) of the sunlight at low capital costs is discussed. The axis of the vee-trough reflector lies in a east-west direction and requires reversal of the reflector surfaces only twice a year without disturbing the receiver tubes and associated plumbing. It collects most of the diffuse flux. The vacuum tube receiver with selective absorber has no convection losses while radiation and conduction losses are minimal. Significant cost reductions are offered since the vee-trough can be fabricated from inexpensive polished or plastic reflector laminated sheet metal covering 2/3 of the collection area, and only about 1/3 of the area is covered with the more expensive vacuum tube receivers. Thermal and economic performance of the vee-trough vacuum tube system, year-round variation of the concentration factor, incident flux, useful heat per unit area at various operation temperatures and energy cost estimates are presented. The electrical energy cost is estimated to be 77 mills/kWh, and the system construction cost is estimated to be $1140/kWe.

Selcuk, M. K.

1976-01-01

167

Thermal Evaluation of a Solarus PV-T collector  

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Low concentrator PV-T hybrid systems produce both electricity and thermal energy; this fact increases the overall efficiency of the system and reduces the cost of solar electricity. These systems use concentrators which are optical devices that concentrate sunlight on to solar cells and reduce expensive solar cell area. This thesis work deals with the thermal evaluation of a PV-T collector from Solarus.Firstly the thermal efficiency of the low concentrator collector was characterized for the ...

Haddi, Jihad

2013-01-01

168

Four-collector flux sensor  

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A flowmeter based on ion drift techniques was developed for measuring the rate of flow of a fluid through a given cross-section. Ion collectors are positioned on each side of an immediately adjacent to ion source. When air flows axially through the region in which ions are produced and appropriate electric fields are maintained between the collectors, an electric current flows to each collector due to the net motion of the ions. The electric currents and voltages and other parameters which define the flow are combined in an electric circuit so that the flux of the fluid can be determined. (DN)

169

Performance of a combined photovoltaic/thermal, flat-plate, liquid collector  

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A combined photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T), flatplate, liquid collector, where the liquid circulates both below and above the photovoltaic cells (the primary energy-absorbing surface), has been designed and tested according to ASHRAE 93-77 specifications to yield collector thermal and electrical efficiencies. A one-dimensional thermal analysis predicts the test results accurately. On the strength of the test and analytical results, design recommendations are made to maximize the total energy extracted from the collectors.

Aiello, W.A.; Raghuraman, P.

1981-01-01

170

Thermal Performance of an Annealed Pyrolytic Graphite Solar Collector  

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A solar collector having the combined properties of high solar absorptance, low infrared emittance, and high thermal conductivity is needed for applications where solar energy is to be absorbed and transported for use in minisatellites. Such a solar collector may be used with a low temperature differential heat engine to provide power or with a thermal bus for thermal switching applications. One concept being considered for the solar collector is an Al2O3 cermet coating applied to a thermal conductivity enhanced polished aluminum substrate. The cermet coating provides high solar absorptance and the polished aluminum provides low infrared emittance. Annealed pyrolytic graphite embedded in the aluminum substrate provides enhanced thermal conductivity. The as-measured thermal performance of an annealed pyrolytic graphite thermal conductivity enhanced polished aluminum solar collector, coated with a cermet coating, will be presented.

Jaworske, Donald A.; Hornacek, Jennifer

2002-01-01

171

Alzeta porous radiant burner. CRADA final report  

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An Alzeta Pyrocore porous radiant burner was tested for the first time at elevated pressures and mass flows. Mapping of the burner`s stability limits (flashback, blowoff, and lean extinction limits) in an outward fired configuration and hot wall environment was carried out at pressures up to 18 atm, firing rates up to 180 kW, and excess air rates up to 100%. A central composite experimental design for parametric testing within the stability limits produced statistically sound correlations of dimensionless burner temperature and NO{sub x} emissions as functions of equivalence ratio, dimensionless firing rate, and reciprocal Reynolds number. The NO{sub x} emissions were below 4 ppmvd at 15% O{sub 2} for all conditions tested, and the CO and unburned hydrocarbon levels were simultaneously low. As a direct result of this cooperative research effort between METC and Alzeta, Solar Turbines has already expressed a strong interest in this novel technology.

NONE

1995-12-01

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The measurement of radiant temperature in neonatal thermal environments.  

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Heat exchange through radiation is recognized as the dominant mode of heat transfer for an infant nursed in an incubator or warmer. A radiometer was constructed to measure the planar radiant temperature experienced by the infant. Two heat-flow sensors of different emissivities were mounted onto a heat sink such that one measured principally convective heat exchange while the other measured convective and radiant heat exchange. The radiant heat exchange was obtained from the difference between these values, from which the planar radiant temperature could be calculated. The spatial variation in planar radiant temperatures within an incubator and warmer was determined by orienting the instrument towards the five orthogonal hemispheres sensed by the infant abdomen, sides, head, and feet. In the incubator, the spatial variation in radiant temperatures exceeded 2 degrees C, or four times the spatial variation in air temperatures (0.5 degrees C). The radiant warmer had a spatial variation of 18 degrees C in radiant temperature at three-fourths of maximum power, corresponding to a variation in heat flux over the infant's surface of 100 W/m2. This thermal asymmetry would be expected to influence the variation in surface skin temperature, and thus the thermal stimuli to the infant thermoregulatory system. Further research is needed to understand the clinical significance of this asymmetry. Furthermore, the precise control over air temperature in modern incubators provides a false sense of thermal control and stability. Radiant temperature needs to be measured in addition to air temperature if the thermal performances of incubators and warmers are to be fully understood. PMID:1393209

Sinclair, A

1992-01-01

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Preliminary study of a radiantly heated fluidized bed for the production of high purity silicon  

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The preparation of very pure silicon from silane (SIH4) using radiant heating of the hot silicon particles of a fluidized bed is discussed. The fraction of electrical energy supplied to the heater which is actually absorbed by the particles and the heat transfer coefficient between the hot bed and the cool distributor plate were investigated. The experimental design is presented and the results of the study are summarized.

Levenspiel, O.; Larson, M.; Zhang, G. T.; Ouyang, F.

1983-01-01

174

Design package for concentrating solar collector panels  

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Information used to evaluate the design of the Northrup concentrating collector is presented. Included are the system performance specifications, the applications manual, and the detailed design drawings of the collector. The Northrup concentrating solar collector is a water/glycol/working fluid type, dipped galvanized steel housing, transparent acrylic Fresnel lens cover, copper absorber tube, fiber glass insulation and weighs 98 pounds. The gross collector area is about 29.4/sup 2/ per collector. A collector assembly includes four collector units within a tracking mount array.

1978-08-01

175

Experimental investigation of comfort sensation and performance of radiant heating panel compared with conventional oil heater  

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Portable heaters are normally small units designed to heat rooms and offices. These may include electric radiators, electric fan heaters, electric natural convection heaters such as oil heaters, portable gas heaters and kerosene heaters. The most common portable type of electrical heater is the oil-filled convector heater which involves transferring heat to the room occupants primarily by natural convection. For low temperature electric resistance wall segment heaters, also known as radiant panels, most of the heat is transferred directly to the room occupants by radiation. This paper presented an experimental investigation to evaluate the ability of radiant heater panels to produce thermal comfort for space occupants and the energy consumption in comparison with conventional oil convective heaters at different outside temperatures. The thermal comfort of individuals was analyzed in order to determine and characterize indoor thermal environments generated by each heating systems. The paper discussed the experimental methods, including experimental facilities, subjects features and experimental procedures. It was concluded that at 0 degrees Celsius and 10 degrees Celsius ambient temperature, two radiant panel heaters with a total capacity of 580 watts provided more comfort than an oil heater with 670 watt capacity. The energy savings was about 13.4 per cent. In addition, at 10 degrees Celsius, one heater with a capacity of 290 watts provided more comfort than an oil heater with 670 watts capacity. The energy savings was about 56.7 per cent. 11 refs., 3 tabs., 4 figs.

Ali, A.H.H.; Morsy, M.G.; Taha, I.S.; Hamza, M. [Assiut Univ., Assiut (Egypt). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2007-07-01

176

Wind loading on solar collectors  

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The present design methodology for the determination of wind loading on the various solar collectors has been reviewed and assessed. The total force coefficients of flat plates of aspect ratios 1.0 and 3.0, respectively, at various angles of attack obtained by using the guidelines of the ANSI A58.1-1982, have been compared with those obtained by using the methodology of the ASCE Task Committee, 1961, and the experimental results of the full-scale test of heliostats by Peglow. The turbulent energy spectra, currently employed in the building code, are compared with those of Kaimal et al., Lumley, and Ponofsky for wind velocities of 20.0 m/s and 40.24 m/s at an elevation of 9.15 m. The longitudinal spectra of the building code overestimates the Kaimal spectra in the frequency range of 0.007 Hz to 0.08 Hz and underestimates beyond the frequency of 0.08 Hz. The peak angles of attack, on the heliostat, stowed in horizontal position, due to turbulent vertical and lateral components of wind velocity, have been estimated by using Daniel's methodology for three wind velocities and compared with the value suggested by the code. The experimental results of a simple test in the laboratory indicate the feasibility of decreasing the drag forces of the flat plate by reducing the solidity ratio.

Bhaduri, S.; Murphy, L.M.

1985-06-01

177

Improved Collectors for High Power Gyrotrons  

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High power gyrotrons are used for electron cyclotron heating, current drive and parasitic mode suppression in tokamaks for fusion energy research. These devices are crucial for successful operation of many research programs around the world, including the ITER program currently being constructed in France. Recent gyrotron failures resulted from cyclic fatigue of the copper material used to fabricated the collectors. The techniques used to collect the spent beam power is common in many gyrotrons produced around the world. There is serious concern that these tubes may also be at risk from cyclic fatigue. This program addresses the cause of the collector failure. The Phase I program successfully demonstrated feasibility of a mode of operation that eliminates the cyclic operation that caused the failure. It also demonstrated that new material can provide increased lifetime under cyclic operation that could increase the lifetime by more than on order of magnitude. The Phase II program will complete that research and develop a collector that eliminates the fatigue failures. Such a design would find application around the world.

R. Lawrence Ives, Amarjit Singh, Michael Read, Philipp Borchard, Jeff Neilson

2009-05-20

178

The conception and development of a high performance collector for electron cooling  

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In view of an energy upgrade of the LEAR electron cooler to 100 keV and in preparation for the development of electron cooling for COSY, the physics of energy - and current circulation in electron coolers was scanned. Taking also into account the characteristics of electron cooling and the peculiarities of LEAR and COSY, a new collector concept was developed and put into work. In measurements with a 1 diameter test beam of up to 1.3 A the new collector proved to have hybrid properties of an improved Faraday - cup collector and of a high - perveance hollow beam collector, enabling a current loss ratio of less than 60 ppm at one end of its operational range (at about 20 ?Perv) and a collector perveance of up to 160 ?Perv (loss ? 2%) at the other end. Those figures were achieved with an uncompensated electron beam in a technically straightforward collector set-up. (orig.)

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Economical judge possibility uses solar collectors to warm service water and heating  

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Full Text Available The sun-heated water has been used from before fossil fuels started to determine the direction of our power consumption. This article is focused on the assessing of the use of solar energy as one of inexhaustible resources that has multiple uses, including hot water service systems. Heating is rendered through solar collectors that permit to transform solar energy to warm water. We divide solar collectors into various groups but in principle they are medium temperature collectors and low temperature collectors. The work is directed also on the solar collector market. In our case the market is just at its initial stage as this technology is little known and costs of collectors are rather high, compared to our conditions, on average, they may grow up to 100,000 Slovac crowns per a family house. Because it is the only investment and the costs of operation are minimum throughout the entire collectors lifetime, from the economic point of view, it is a rather advantageous investment. Solar collectors are used in heating and also in hot service water systems in family houses, where they permit to lower costs for the consumption of many kinds of energies. In the hot service water system, solar collectors permit to lower the consumption by almost 70 %. This way of using the solar energy is very prospective and in future it will be used in various sectors

Lívia Bodonská

2006-09-01

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Economical judge possibility uses solar collectors to warm service water and heating  

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The sun-heated water has been used from before fossil fuels started to determine the direction of our power consumption. This article is focused on the assessing of the use of solar energy as one of inexhaustible resources that has multiple uses, including hot water service systems. Heating is rendered through solar collectors that permit to transform solar energy to warm water. We divide solar collectors into various groups but in principle they are medium temperature collectors and low temperature collectors. The work is directed also on the solar collector market. In our case the market is just at its initial stage as this technology is little known and costs of collectors are rather high, compared to our conditions, on average, they may grow up to 100,000 Slovac crowns per a family house. Because it is the only investment and the costs of operation are minimum throughout the entire collectors lifetime, from the economic point of view, it is a rather advantageous investment. Solar collectors are used in heating and also in hot service water systems in family houses, where they permit to lower costs for the consumption of many kinds of energies. In the hot service water system, solar collectors permit to lower the consumption by almost 70 %. This way of using the solar energy is very prospective and in future it will be used in various sectors. (authors)

 
 
 
 
181

Shape Control of Solar Collectors Using Shape Memory Alloy Actuators  

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Solar collectors that are focused on a central receiver are designed with a mechanism for defocusing the collector or disabling it by turning it out of the path of the sun's rays. This is required to avoid damaging the receiver during periods of inoperability. In either of these two cases a fail-safe operation is very desirable where during power outages the collector passively goes to its defocused or deactivated state. This paper is principally concerned with focusing and defocusing the collector in a fail-safe manner using shape memory alloy actuators. Shape memory alloys are well suited to this application in that once calibrated the actuators can be operated in an on/off mode using a minimal amount of electric power. Also, in contrast to other smart materials that were investigated for this application, shape memory alloys are capable of providing enough stroke at the appropriate force levels to focus the collector. Design and analysis details presented, along with comparisons to test data taken from an actual prototype, demonstrate that the collector can be repeatedly focused and defocused within accuracies required by typical solar energy systems. In this paper the design, analysis and testing of a solar collector which is deformed into its desired shape by shape memory alloy actuators is presented. Computations indicate collector shapes much closer to spherical and with smaller focal lengths can be achieved by moving the actuators inward to a radius of approximately 6 inches. This would require actuators with considerably more stroke and some alternate SMA actuators are currently under consideration. Whatever SMA actuator is finally chosen for this application, repeatability and fatigue tests will be required to investigate the long term performance of the actuator.

Lobitz, D. W.; Grossman, J. W.; Allen, J. J.; Rice, T. M.; Liang, C.; Davidson, F. M.

1996-01-01

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Suspended radiant cooling system with thermally activated concrete ceiling; Kuehldeckensystem mit Aktivierung der Speichermasse der Betondecke  

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Office buildings are heated and cooled by thermoactive building systems for many years. These energy efficient heating and cooling concepts provide excellent thermal comfort. The first systems were installed as suspended cooling ceilings which are applied all-over Europe and go along with a high user satisfaction. Another widely adopted construction principle is the concrete conditioning. Monitoring campaigns in energy efficient office buildings show clearly that radiant systems can be successfully operated for both cooling and heating. Although both the radiant ceiling and the concrete core conditioning use the same long-wave radiative heat transfer the operation is different due to the thermal storage effect. Architects and HVAC planners have to decide for one of these solutions based on the pros and cons for each system. This article presents a hybrid form which can be used for new buildings and refurbishment projects. Laboratory measurements in a thermally heavy test chamber prove the thermal performance of a double-sided suspended radiant panel in interaction with the concrete ceiling. (Copyright copyright 2011 Ernst and Sohn Verlag fuer Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH and Co. KG, Berlin)

Nuessle, Fritz [ZENT-FRENGER Gesellschaft fuer Gebaeudetechnik mbH, Heppenheim (Germany); Pfafferott, Jens [Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Solare Energiesysteme, Freiburg (Germany)

2011-02-15

183

Radiant heat testing of the H1224A shipping/storage container  

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H1224A weapons containers have been used for years by the Departments of Energy and Defense to transport and store W78 warhead midsections. Although designed to protect the midsections only from low-energy impacts, a recent transportation risk assessment effort has identified a need to evaluate the container`s ability to protect weapons in more severe accident environments. Four radiant heat tests were performed: two each on an H1224A container (with a Mk12a Mod 6c mass mock-up midsection inside) and two on a low-cost simulated H1224A container (with a hollow Mk12 aeroshell midsections inside). For each unit tested, temperatures were recorded at numerous points throughout the container and midsection during a 4-hour 121{degrees}C (250{degrees}F) and 30-minute 1010{degrees}C (1850{degrees}F) radiant environment. Measured peak temperatures experienced by the inner walls of the midsections as a result of exposure to the high-temperature radiant environment ranged from 650{degrees} C to 980{degrees} C (1200{degrees} F to 1800{degrees}F) for the H1224A container and 770 {degrees} to 990 {degrees}C (1420{degrees} F to 1810{degrees}F) for the simulated container. The majority of both containers were completely destroyed during the high-temperature test. Temperature profiles will be used to benchmark analytical models and predict warhead midsection temperatures over a wide range of the thermal accident conditions.

Harding, D.C.; Bobbe, J.G.; Stenberg, D.R.; Arviso, M.

1994-05-01

184

Wall collector design analysis: project status report No. 2. Hing/daylighting prototype development, Phase I  

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The design process and energy analyses for the wall (air) collector component for the passive/hybrid system building alternatives for pre-engineered metal buildings are described. A hybrid collector was coupled to the rockbed storage and ceiling plenum of the office and maintenance spaces. A thermosyphon collector was coupled directly to the interior space of the warehouse. The schematic design, design development, and performance analysis are included. (MHR)

Aronson, S.J.; deCampo, R.; Snyder, M.K.

1981-03-01

185

Error analysis of thermocouple measurements in the Radiant Heat Facility  

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The measurement most frequently made in the Radiant Heat Facility is temperature, and the transducer which is used almost exclusively is the thermocouple. Other methods, such as resistance thermometers and thermistors, are used but very rarely. Since a majority of the information gathered at Radiant Heat is from thermocouples, a reasonable measure of the quality of the measurements made at the facility is the accuracy of the thermocouple temperature data

186

Bi-coolant flat plate solar collector  

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The feasibility study of a flat plate solar collector which heats air and water concurrently or separately was carried out. Air flows above the collector absorber plate, while water flows in tubes soldered or brazed beneath the plate. The collector efficiencies computed for the flow of both air and water are compared with those for the flow of a single coolant. The results show that the bi-coolant collector efficiency computed for the entire year in Buffalo, New York is higher than the single-coolant collector efficiency, although the efficiency of the water collector is higher during the warmer months.

Chon, W. Y.; Green, L. L.

187

Radiant-Heat Spray Calcination Studies  

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The radiant-heat spray calcination process for conversion of liquid wastes to solids is described and the design of a one-gallon-per-hour spray calcination unit coupled with a small melt pot, capable of being run separately as a pot calciner, is discussed. The units were designed to test the feasibility of the calcination process with actual Purex plant waste in terms of the process as a unit operation, off-gas treatment, fission-product behaviour, condensate and calcined waste characteristics. The entire system was made to fit into an available 7-1/2 ft x 15 ft x 15 ft tall, manipulator-equipped, shielded cell which is also described. Included in the design discussion are: the resistance heating of the spray calciner column, thermal insulation of the column, spray nozzle, method of nozzle replacement, induction heating of the melt pot, radioactivity scanner for the pot, off-gas processing system including condenser, scrubber and filters, off-gas sampling device, liquid sampling device, wash-down system, feed system, instrumentation and control methods. The experience gained in operating the calciners and associated equipment is discussed. Experimental results presented show the effectiveness of off-gas decontamination and behaviour of gross chemical constituents and some specific fission products. (author)

188

The Golden Canopies (Infant Radiant Warmer)  

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The cradle warmer is based on technology in heated transparent materials developed by Sierracin Corporation, Sylmar, California he original application was in heated faceplates for the pressure suit heated faceplates worn by pilots of an Air Force/NASA reconnaissance and weather research plane. Later, Sierracin advanced the technology for other applications, among them the cockpit windows of the NASA X-15 supersonic research vehicle and the helmet faceplates of Apollo astronauts. Adapting the technology to hospital needs, Sierracin teamed with Cavitron Corporation, Anaheim, California, which produces the cradle warmer and two other systems employing Sierracin's electrically-heated transparencies. Working to combat the infant mortality rate, hospitals are continually upgrading delivery room and nursery care techniques. Many have special procedures and equipment to protect infants during the "period of apprehension," the critical six to 12 hours after delivery. One such item of equipment is an aerospace spinoff called the Infant Radiant Warmer, a "golden canopy" which provides uniform, controlled warmth to the infant's cradle. Warmth is vitally important to all newborns, particularly premature babies; they lose heat more rapidly than adults because they have greater surface area in comparison with body mass.

1978-01-01

189

Performance of evaporator-collector and air collector in solar assisted heat pump dryer  

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A solar assisted heat pump dryer has been designed, fabricated and tested. This paper presents the performance of the evaporator-collector and the air collector when operated under the same meteorological conditions. ASHRAE standard procedure for collector testing has been followed. The evaporator-collector of the heat pump is acting directly as the solar collector, and the temperature of the refrigerant at the inlet to the evaporator-collector always remained below the ambient temperature. Because of the rejection of sensible and latent heats of air at the dehumidifier, the temperature at the inlet to the air collector is lower than that of the ambient air. Hence, the thermal efficiency of the air collector also increases due to a reduction of losses from the collector. The efficiencies of the evaporator-collector and the air collector were found to vary between 0.8-0.86 and 0.7-0.75, respectively, when operated under the meteorological conditions of Singapore

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Sensitivity analysis of the thermal performance of radiant and convective terminals for cooling buildings  

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Heating and cooling terminals can be classified in two main categories: convective terminals (e.g. active chilled beam, air conditioning) and radiant terminals. The mode of heat transfer of the two emitters is different: the first one is mainly based on convection, whereas the second one is based on both radiation and convection. In order to characterise the advantages and drawbacks of the different terminals, steady-state simulations of a typical office room have been performed using four types of terminals (active chilled beam, radiant floor, wall and ceiling). A sensitivity analysis has been conducted to determine the parameters influencing their thermal performance the most. The air change rate, the outdoor temperature and the air temperature stratification have the largest effect on the cooling need (maintaining a constant operative temperature). For air change rates higher than 0.5 ACH, differences between terminals can be observed. Due to their higher dependency on the air change rate and outdoor temperature, convective terminals are generally less energy effective than radiant terminals. The global comfort level achieved by the different systems is always within the recommended range, but differences have been observed in the uniformity of comfort.

Le Dreau, Jerome; Heiselberg, Per

2014-01-01

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CREATING AND USING A SOLAR COLLECTOR FOR TEACHING IN PRIMARY SCHOOL  

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these collectors are used for heating the sanitary water. In solar hot air collectors the heating medium is air. They are used for co-heating of closed areas to reduce the consumption of other heating resources. Solar hot air collectors are simpler than water collectors and can be constructed in small workshops, including the ones in primary schools. In the thesis we begin by introducing the most commonly used renewable and non-renewable energy sources. In the main part of the thesis we gi...

Brglez, Peter

2012-01-01

192

A Generalized Coupon Collector Problem  

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This paper provides analysis to a generalized version of the coupon collector problem, in which the collector gets $d$ distinct coupons each run and she chooses the one that she has the least so far. On the asymptotic case when the number of coupons $n$ goes to infinity, we show that on average $\\frac{n\\log n}{d} + \\frac{n}{d}(m-1)\\log\\log{n}+O(mn)$ runs are needed to collect $m$ sets of coupons. An efficient exact algorithm is also developed for any finite case to compute the average needed runs exactly. Numerical examples are provided to verify our theoretical predictions.

Xu, Weiyu

2010-01-01

193

Pyrolytic graphite collector development program  

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Pyrolytic graphite promises to have significant advantages as a material for multistage depressed collector electrodes. Among these advantages are lighter weight, improved mechanical stiffness under shock and vibration, reduced secondary electron back-streaming for higher efficiency, and reduced outgassing at higher operating temperatures. The essential properties of pyrolytic graphite and the necessary design criteria are discussed. This includes the study of suitable electrode geometries and methods of attachment to other metal and ceramic collector components consistent with typical electrical, thermal, and mechanical requirements.

Wilkins, W. J.

1982-01-01

194

Recent advances in flat plate photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar collectors  

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Flat plate photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar collector produces both thermal energy and electricity simultaneously. This paper presents the state-of-the-art on flat plate PV/T collector classification, design and performance evaluation of water, air and combination of water and/or air based. This review also covers the future development of flat plate PV/T solar collector on building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) and building integrated photovoltaic/thermal (BIPVT) applications. Different designs feature and performance of flat plate PV/T solar collectors have been compared and discussed. Future research and development (R and D) works have been elaborated. The tube and sheet design is the simplest and easiest to be manufactured, even though, the efficiency is 2% lower compared to other types of collectors such as, channel, free flow and two-absorber. It is clear from the review that for both air and water based PV/T solar collectors, the important key factors that influenced the efficiency of the system are the area where the collector covered, the number of passes and the gap between the absorber collector and solar cells. From the literature review, it is obvious that the flat plate PV/T solar collector is an alternative promising system for low-energy applications in residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Other possible areas for the future works of BIPVT are also mentioned. (author)

Ibrahim, Adnan; Othman, Mohd Yusof; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Mat, Sohif; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman [Solar Energy Research Institute Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

2011-01-15

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Investigation into the Potential Use of Windbreaks to Improve Solar Collector Performance  

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This thesis "Investigation into the Potential of Windbreaks to Improve Solar Collector Performance" was written by Mike Watts as part of a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Minnesota State University - Mankato in 2011. The global demand for energy is ever increasing; however, the world has a limited number of fossil fuels available. Therefore, alternative renewable energy sources must be utilized. For this reason, solar thermal collectors have become an increasingly popular method for providing hot water or space heating. However, solar thermal collectors are most commonly used in areas that experience warm climates throughout the year. In areas that experience seasonal climates, the cold temperatures and harsh climate conditions significantly reduce the performance of solar thermal collectors during the winter months. This thesis examined the potential that the implementation of a windbreak could have on improving the performance of a solar collector, by reducing the wind induced convection losses, during winter climate conditions. In order to determine the effect of the windbreak, two collectors were operated simultaneously and side by side, one of which had a windbreak. The expected wind direction was from the northwest, so the windbreak was positioned on the westward side of the eastward collector. In this position, a northwest wind would pass over the first collector unhindered and the windbreak would provide shelter to the second collector. The performance of two collectors was measured by calculating and comparing the instantaneous efficiencies. Data was collected during February 2010 and October and November 2010. The results indicated that both wind speed and wind direction will impact the effect that the windbreak has. As one would expect, during non-windy days there was no significant difference observed between the two collectors. On Windy days in which the wind came from the expected wind direction, the windbreak appeared improve the collector's performance. However, due to the uncertainty in the measurements, and the limited number of data points, a definitive declaration cannot be made.

Watts, Michael

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Reactivities of some thiol collectors and their interactions with Ag (+1) ion by molecular modeling  

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The most commonly used collectors for sulfide minerals in the mining industry are the thiol collectors for the recovery of these minerals from their associated gangues by froth flotation. For this reason, a great deal of attention has been paid to understand the attachment mechanism of thiol collectors to metal sulfide surfaces. The density functional theory (DFT) calculations at the B3LYP/3-21G* and B3LYP/6-31++G** levels were employed to propose the flotation responses of these thiol collectors, namely, diethyl dithiocarbamate, ethyl dithiocarbamate, ethyl dithiocarbonate, ethyl trithiocarbonate and ethyl dithiophosphate ions, and to study the interaction energies of these collectors with Ag (+1) ion in connection to acanthite (Ag 2S) mineral. The calculated interaction energies, ? E, were interpreted in terms of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energies of the isolated collector ions. The results show that the HOMOs are strongly localized to the sulfur atoms and the HOMO energies can be used as a reactivity descriptor for the flotation ability of the thiol collectors. Using the HOMO and ? E energies, the reactivity order of the collectors is found to be (C 2H 5) 2NCS 2- > C 2H 5NHCS 2- > C 2H 5OCS 2- > C 2H 5SCS 2- > (C 2H 5O)(OH)PS 2-. The theoretically obtained results are in good agreement with the experimental data reported.

Yekeler, Hulya; Yekeler, Meftuni

2004-09-01

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Reactivities of some thiol collectors and their interactions with Ag (+1) ion by molecular modeling  

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The most commonly used collectors for sulfide minerals in the mining industry are the thiol collectors for the recovery of these minerals from their associated gangues by froth flotation. For this reason, a great deal of attention has been paid to understand the attachment mechanism of thiol collectors to metal sulfide surfaces. The density functional theory (DFT) calculations at the B3LYP/3-21G* and B3LYP/6-31++G** levels were employed to propose the flotation responses of these thiol collectors, namely, diethyl dithiocarbamate, ethyl dithiocarbamate, ethyl dithiocarbonate, ethyl trithiocarbonate and ethyl dithiophosphate ions, and to study the interaction energies of these collectors with Ag (+1) ion in connection to acanthite (Ag2S) mineral. The calculated interaction energies, ?E, were interpreted in terms of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energies of the isolated collector ions. The results show that the HOMOs are strongly localized to the sulfur atoms and the HOMO energies can be used as a reactivity descriptor for the flotation ability of the thiol collectors. Using the HOMO and ?E energies, the reactivity order of the collectors is found to be (C2H5)2NCS2- > C2H5NHCS2- > C2H5OCS2- > C2H5SCS2- > (C2H5O)(OH)PS2-5O)(OH)PS2-. The theoretically obtained results are in good agreement with the experimental data reported

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Solar internal lighting using optical collectors and fibers  

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A system exploiting solar energy, by means of optical collectors and fibres, has been applied for indoor illumination. The project has been called "The Sunflowers" for the property of solar collectors to track solar position during the day. Every "sunflower" contains several solar collectors, each of which is coupled to an optical fibre. The "Sunflower" is provided of mechanical systems and electric accessories for solar tracking. The light focused by the solar collector can be used in two possible ways: for internal illumination with direct solar light; otherwise it can be accumulated for lighting when the sun is not present. The first function is obtained coupling the optical collector to an optical fibre, which transports the solar light in selected points within the showcases. The second one consists in focusing solar light on a photovoltaic cell of the last generation type with high efficiency. In this configuration the photovoltaic cell converts the focused light into electric energy to be used for illumination in case of sun absence. A demonstrative installation has been realised applying this solar illumination system to museum lighting: a prototype has been tested in a prestigious museum in Florence.

Francini, F.; Fontani, D.; Jafrancesco, D.; Mercatelli, L.; Sansoni, P.

2006-08-01

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A solar collector design procedure for crop drying  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english A design procedure was proposed for sizing solar-assisted crop-drying systems and assessing the combination of solar collector area and auxiliary energy needs that meets the requirements of the load. Two empirical correlations were compared for use with high thermal inertia solar collectors that are [...] cheap and appropriate for rural areas. A case study as performed in the city of Campinas in southeastern Brazil. Grain drying with partial air heating by solar energy can provide an annual savings of 30% in fuel consumption for 1.80m² collector area during the drying of 1.2t of corn at 50ºC at a daily air rate of 1526.8 m³/day.

B. M., Santos; M. R., Queiroz; T. P. F., Borges.

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A solar collector design procedure for crop drying  

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Full Text Available A design procedure was proposed for sizing solar-assisted crop-drying systems and assessing the combination of solar collector area and auxiliary energy needs that meets the requirements of the load. Two empirical correlations were compared for use with high thermal inertia solar collectors that are cheap and appropriate for rural areas. A case study as performed in the city of Campinas in southeastern Brazil. Grain drying with partial air heating by solar energy can provide an annual savings of 30% in fuel consumption for 1.80m² collector area during the drying of 1.2t of corn at 50ºC at a daily air rate of 1526.8 m³/day.

B. M. Santos

2005-06-01

 
 
 
 
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A solar collector design procedure for crop drying  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english A design procedure was proposed for sizing solar-assisted crop-drying systems and assessing the combination of solar collector area and auxiliary energy needs that meets the requirements of the load. Two empirical correlations were compared for use with high thermal inertia solar collectors that are [...] cheap and appropriate for rural areas. A case study as performed in the city of Campinas in southeastern Brazil. Grain drying with partial air heating by solar energy can provide an annual savings of 30% in fuel consumption for 1.80m² collector area during the drying of 1.2t of corn at 50ºC at a daily air rate of 1526.8 m³/day.

B. M., Santos; M. R., Queiroz; T. P. F., Borges.

2005-06-01

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Radiant{trademark} Liquid Radioisotope Intravascular Radiation Therapy System  

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RADIANT{trademark} is manufactured by United States Surgical Corporation, Vascular Therapies Division, (formerly Progressive Angioplasty Systems). The system comprises a liquid {beta}-radiation source, a shielded isolation/transfer device (ISAT), modified over-the-wire or rapid exchange delivery balloons, and accessory kits. The liquid {beta}-source is Rhenium-188 in the form of sodium perrhenate (NaReO{sub 4}), Rhenium-188 is primarily a {beta}-emitter with a physical half-life of 17.0 hours. The maximum energy of the {beta}-particles is 2.1 MeV. The source is produced daily in the nuclear pharmacy hot lab by eluting a Tungsten-188/Rhenium-188 generator manufactured by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Using anion exchange columns and Millipore filters the effluent is concentrated to approximately 100 mCi/ml, calibrated, and loaded into the (ISAT) which is subsequently transported to the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The delivery catheters are modified Champion{trademark} over-the-wire, and TNT{trademark} rapid exchange stent delivery balloons. These balloons have thickened polyethylene walls to augment puncture resistance; dual radio-opaque markers and specially configured connectors.

Eigler, N.; Whiting, J.; Chernomorsky, A.; Jackson, J.; Knapp, F.F., Jr.; Litvack, F.

1998-01-16

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Dust collection and removal - NFP-collector  

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A short description of an NFP-Collector (Negatively Charged Fine-Particle Collector) proposed for the collection and removal of fine particles in dusty plasmas is presented. The effects of the Collector on silane plasma, in which dusty fine particles are formed, are presented

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Youth hostel equipped with solar collectors  

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On behalf of the Travel Bureau at Brussels an investigation was performed relating to the profitability of solar collectors for hot water. In 's-Gravenvoeren (Belgium) a youth hostel with 64 beds was equipped with solar collectors. According to the result of the experiment solar collectors will be profitable when fuel prices rise 10% at a rate of interest of 8%.

Huygen, L.A.

1983-07-01

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Installation package for Sunpak solar collectors  

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A subsystem (air/liquid vacuum collector) was developed for use with solar combined heating and cooling subsystems. The collector is modular in design, is approximately twelve-feet-three-inches wide and is eight-feet-seven-inches high. The module contains 72 collector tube elements and weighs approximately 300 pounds.

1978-01-01

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Cardiovascular changes in preterm infants nursed under radiant warmers.  

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Radiant heat is known to increase insensible water loss and, to a certain extent, oxygen consumption. Little is known about its cardiovascular effects. We measured cardiac output, stroke volume, heart rate, and lower limb and skin blood flow in 20 preterm newborn infants nursed in an incubator and under a radiant warmer at an abdominal skin temperature of 36.5 degrees C. Mean (+/- SEM) birth weight was 1.57 (0.06) kg, gestational age 31.7 (0.4) weeks, and weight at examination 1.69 (0.02) kg; median postnatal age was 15 days. Skin and limb blood flow measurements increased by 44% to 55% with radiant heat (P less than .001 and P less than .01, respectively). Cardiac output increased by 5.4% (P less than .02) under the radiant warmer secondary to a small but significant (P less than .05) increase in heart rate. The changes in cardiac output during radiant heat administration are comparable to those reported for oxygen consumption. PMID:3615094

Walther, F J; Wu, P Y; Siassi, B

1987-08-01

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Use of local convective and radiant cooling at warm environment  

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The effect of four local cooling devices (convective, radiant and combined) on SBS symptoms reported by 24 subjects at 28 ?C and 50% RH was studied. The devices studied were: (1) desk cooling fan, (2) personalized ventilation providing clean air, (3) two radiant panels and (4) two radiant panels with one panel equipped with small fans. A reference condition without cooling was tested as well. The response of the subjects to the exposed conditions was collected by computerized questionnaires. The cooling devices significantly (p<0,05) improved subjects’ thermal comfort compared to without cooling. The acceptability of the thermal environment was similar for all cooling devices. The acceptability of air movement and PAQ increased when the local cooling methods were used. The best results were achieved with personalized ventilation and cooling fan. The minimal improvement in PAQ was reported when the radiant panel was used alone. The use of the local cooling devices led to increase of eye irritation. The reported SBS symptoms increased during the exposure time in all studied conditions, i.e. with and without cooling devices. The lowest prevalence of symptoms was with personalized ventilation and with radiant panel with attached fans, which also helped people to feel less fatigue. The SBS symptoms increased the most when the cooling fan, generating movement of polluted room air, was used.

Melikov, Arsen Krikor; Krejcirikova, Barbora

2012-01-01

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Simulations of geometry effects and loss mechanisms affecting the photon collection in photovoltaic fluorescent collectors  

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Full Text Available Monte-Carlo simulations analyze the photon collection in photovoltaic systems with fluorescent collectors. We compare two collector geometries: the classical setup with solar cells mounted at each collector side and solar cells covering the collector back surface. For small ratios of collector length and thickness, the collection probability of photons is equally high in systems with solar cells mounted on the sides or at the bottom of the collector. We apply a photonic band stop filter acting as an energy selective filter which prevents photons emitted by the dye from leaving the collector. We find that the application of such a filter allows covering only 1% of the collector side or bottom area with solar cells. Furthermore, we compare ideal systems in their radiative limits to systems with included loss mechanisms in the dye, at the mirror, or the photonic filter. Examining loss mechanisms in photovoltaic systems with fluorescent collectors enables us to estimate quality limitations of the used materials and components.

Rau U.

2012-06-01

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Dynamics and control of a solar collector system for near Earth object deflection  

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A solar collector system is a possible method using solar energy to deflect Earth-threatening near-Earth objects. We investigate the dynamics and control of a solar collector system including a main collector (MC) and secondary collector (SC). The MC is used to collect the sunlight to its focal point, where the SC is placed and directs the collected light to an asteroid. Both the relative position and attitude of the two collectors should be accurately controlled to achieve the desired optical path. First, the dynamical equation of the relative motion of the two collectors in the vicinity of the asteroid is modeled. Secondly, the nonlinear sliding-mode method is employed to design a control law to achieve the desired configuration of the two collectors. Finally, the deflection capability of this solar collector system is compared with those of the gravitational tractor and solar sail gravitational tractor. The results show that the solar collector is much more efficient with respect to deflection capability.

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Design Support System for Parabolic Trough Solar Collector  

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Full Text Available Parabolic Trough Collector (PTC is special kind of heat exchanger that is able to transfer solar radiation energy to fluid medium that flow through it. Designing a PTC for a specific working condition requires determination of several parameters and referring to a number of design standards and handbooks. Hence, a design support system is required to determine the necessary parameters and simulate different working conditions. Although, a number of design support systems for solar collectors are available in the market, they are either expensive or limited to certain types of solar collectors. This study presents an in-house design simulation software for parabolic trough collector. The simulation software was coded in Microsoft Visual Studio.Net 2010. Through its Graphical User Interface (GUI, the software allows the user to give input parameters, explore built in standards and review outputs. The output parameters include geometric design parameters, heat losses coefficient and efficiencies. The output parameters are important in the initial stage of designing parabolic trough collectors to reduce design time and effort. The results of the simulation software are validated with published experimental and analytical results.

Abraham D. Woldeyohannes

2012-01-01

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Active solar collectors and their applications  

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1. Survey of Solar Equipment and Applications2. Solar Geometry3. Insolation Data and Models4. Collector Efficiency and Collector Testing5. Fundamentals of Optics for Solar Collectors6. Optics of Nontracking Collectors7. Tracking Concentrator Types8. Optical Analysis and Optimization of Parabolic Reflectors9. Heat Transfer in Solar Collectors10. Heat Transfer Factors11. System Models12. Applications13. Practical Considerations14. Economic Analysis15. System OptimizationAppendix A. NomenclatureAppendix B. UnitsAppendix C. Properties of MaterialsAppendix D. Meteorological DataAppendix E. Circumso

Rabl, Ari

1985-01-01

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IEA/SPS 500 kW distributed collector system  

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Engineering studies for an International Energy Agency project for the design and construction of a 500 kW solar thermal electric power generation system of the distributed collector system (DCS) type are reviewed. The DCS system design consists of a mixed field of parabolic trough type solar collectors which are used to heat a thermal heat transfer oil. Heated oil is delivered to a thermocline storage tank from which heat is extracted and delivered to a boiler by a second heat transfer loop using the same heat transfer oil. Steam is generated in the boiler, expanded through a steam turbine, and recirculated through a condenser system cooled by a wet cooling tower.

Neumann, T. W.; Hartman, C. D.

1980-05-01

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A Concentrated Solar Power Unit Collector’s Efficiency under varied wind speeds  

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Full Text Available Concentrated Solar Power (CSP harnesses the sun?s solar energy to produce electricity. This report provides a technical analysis of the potential for CSP to provide low cost renewable electricity in Bhopal (M.P. and outlines the impact of varied wind speeds on its collector?s efficiency. Yields of CSP Plants depend strongly on site-specific meteorological conditions. Meteorological parameters that can influence the performance of CSP plant are Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI, wind, ambient air temperature and humidity. The concentrated solar thermal power system constructed for this system follows that of conventional design of a parabolic concentrator with the receiver placed along the line between the centre of the concentrator and the sun. The concentrator receives approximately 1124.82W/m2of solar insolation (dependent upon time of year, which is concentrated and reflected to the receiver. By concentrating the incoming radiation, the operating temperature of thesystem is increased significantly, and subsequently increases the efficiency of the conversion from sunlight to electricity. For the current system, with a concentration ratio of 495, the concentrator is theoretically capable of producing temperature upwards to 712 degrees centigrade. It was found that the collector (concentrator + receiver yields an efficiency of 95.6 percent. This study investigates the potential for our intervention to accelerate the deployment of small-scale concentrated solar power (CSP in various parts of Bhopal (M.P.

Ajay Vardhan,

2013-10-01

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16 CFR Figure 10 to Subpart A of... - Insulation Radiant Panel Test Data Log Format  

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...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Insulation Radiant Panel Test Data Log Format... INTERIM SAFETY STANDARD FOR CELLULOSE INSULATION The Standard Pt. 1209...to Subpart A of Part 1209—Insulation Radiant Panel Test Data Log...

2010-01-01

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Exergy Efficiency Analysis of Embedded Pipe in Radiant Ceiling Cooling System  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to investigate an exergy analysis on embedded pipes of radiant ceiling cooling system. Based on the thermodynamic principles, the exergy analysis model of radiant ceiling cooling system is established. The exergy efficiency of radiant ceiling cooling system and its main equipments can be simulated and calculated by the model. Under the different pipe spacing, depth and diameter, the exergy efficiency of radiant ceiling, refrigerating unit, pump and radiant ceiling cooling system and the surface temperature of radiant ceiling panel are compared and analyzed and the exergy loss coefficients of radiant ceiling panel, refrigerating unit and pump are calculated. The conclusions show that pipe depth and spacing have primary influence on exergy efficiency and surface temperature distribution respectively and the refrigerating unit is the most important part for exergy saving in radiant ceiling cooling system.

Qingyun Shou

2013-04-01

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Desiccant cooling using unglazed transpired solar collectors  

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The use of unglazed solar collectors for desiccant regeneration in a solid desiccant cooling cycle was investigated because these collectors are lower in cost than conventional glazed flat-plate collectors. Using computer models, the performance of a desiccant cooling ventilation cycle integrated with either unglazed transpired collectors or conventional glazed flat-plate collectors was obtained. We found that the thermal performance of the unglazed system was lower than the thermal performance of the glazed system because the unglazed system could not take advantage of the heat of adsorption released during the dehumidification process. For a 3-ton cooling system, although the area required for the unglazed collector was 69 percent more than that required for the glazed collector, the cost of the unglazed collector array was 44 percent less than the cost of the glazed collector array. The simple payback period of the unglazed system was half of the payback period of the glazed collector when compared to an equivalent gas-fired system. Although the use of unglazed transpired collectors makes economic sense, some practical considerations may limit their use in desiccant regeneration.

Pesaran, A. A.; Wipke, K.

1992-05-01

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Performance characteristics of DBCA radon collectors  

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In this paper the relative performance characteristics of diffusion barrier charcoal adsorption (DBCA) collectors for radon measurements are reviewed. The response function of DBCA collector s is determined in an experiment and compared to that of open can charcoal collectors. Due to their long integration time constant, DBCA collectors provide a better measurement of time-averaged radon concentrations in homes. Data are presented to show that DBCA collectors are also much less sensitive to humidity and temperature variations. An evaluation of organic vapor buildup in charcoal and tests of recycled DBCA collectors show that regeneration and reuse of canisters is an acceptable practice for radon measurement services. Data on reproductibility show that (simultaneous) measurements with DBCA collectors are not necessary for reliable results

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Engineering of solar photocatalytic collectors  

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This paper briefly describes the different collectors used in solar photocatalysis for wastewater treatment and, based on prior experience, the main advantages and disadvantages of each. As the tubular-shape reactor configuration is the most appropriate for handling and pumping water, the compound parabolic collector (CPC) is proposed as an interesting combination of parabolic concentrators and flat static systems and constitutes a good option for solar photochemical applications. The design of compound parabolic concentrators for solar photocatalytic applications is described in detail and 25-50 mm is proposed as the optimum photoreactor diameter, based on the optical characteristics and optimum concentration of the two photocatalytic systems (TiO{sub 2} and photo-Fenton) that can be used with sunlight for wastewater treatment. It has been demonstrated that since aluminium is the only metal that is highly reflective in the ultraviolet spectrum of solar radiation, aluminium-based mirrors are the best option. But, especially when exposed to outdoor conditions, aluminium must be protected and, therefore, at the present time, anodised and electropolished aluminium surfaces are considered the most suitable solutions. As the photochemical reactor contain the working fluid, including the catalyst, it must transmit UV sunlight efficiently and be able to work under enough pressure to handle the high volumes resulting from the large number of collectors in an industrial treatment plant, only low-iron glass is proposed as feasible for constructing the photoreactor (collector absorbers). Finally, ray-tracing algorithm simulations are presented as a design tool for the optical configuration of a particular reactor, drawing conclusions for its improvement and assisting in final engineering decision-making. (Author)

Rodriguez, S.M.; Galvez, J.B.; Rubio, M.I.M.; Ibanez, P.F.; Padilla, D.A. [Plataforma Solar de Almeria (CIEMAT) (Spain); Pereira, M.C.; Mendes, J.F. [Instituto Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologica Industrial, Lisbon (Portugal); Correia de Oliveira, J. [Aosol Energias Renovaveis Lda, Porto Alto (Portugal)

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Performance Evaluation of a Nanofluid (CuO-H2O Based Low Flux Solar Collector  

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Full Text Available As the fossil fuels are depleting continuously, we know that solar energy harvesting is a significant potential area for new research dimensions. Sun provides us about 1.9 x 108TWh/yr on the land, of which 1.3 x 105 TWh]/yr energy is used. In order to make much use of solar energy on the earth, solar energy harvesting into more usable form (e.g. heat or electricity by using solar energy collectors is important aspect. A solar collector [1] is a device which transfers the collected solar energy to a fluid passing in contact with it. The performance of collector does not only depends upon how effective the absorber is, but also on how effective are the heat transfer and thermal properties (e.g. thermal conductivity, heat capacity of the fluid which is being used. The absorption properties of the fluids generally used in solar collectors are very poor which in turn limits the efficiency of the solar collector. So, there is a need to use energy efficient heat transfer fluids for high efficiency and performance. A relatively new attempt has been made to increase the performance of the solar collector by using nanofluids. Recently developed a new class of working fluids called Nanofluids, found to be possessing better thermal properties over the hosting fluids, can be a good option in the solar collector [5]. In our research work the CuO-water based nanofluid has been tested in the solar collector and their performance is investigated. It has been found that efficiency if the solar collector is increased by 4-6% compared to water

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Investigations on efficiencies of HT solar collectors for different flow rates and collector tilts  

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Two HT solar collectors for solar heating plants from Arcon Solvarme A/S are tested in a laboratory test facility for solar collectors at Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The collectors are designed in the same way. However, one solar collector is equipped with an ETFE foil between the absorber and the cover glass and the other is without ETFE foil. The efficiencies for the collectors are tested at different flow rates and tilt. On the basis of the measured efficiencies, the efficiencies for the collectors as functions of flow rates are obtained. The calculated efficiencies are in good agreement with the measured efficiencies.

Chen, Ziqian; Perers, Bengt

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Freeze protection apparatus for solar collectors  

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A freeze protection system allows the working fluid contained in the communicating tubes of the solar collector to drain from both the input and output tubes of the collector when a first predetermined temperature of the working fluid is detected and to fill the collector via both the input and output tubes when a second predetermined temperature is detected. The invention includes valve mechanisms, of the spool valve variety, that communicate the working fluid to be heated to the collector and therefrom to a storage tank, a valve actuator and a sensor. The actuator moves a valve element from a first position for communicating working fluid to be heated from a source to the imput tube of the collector and for communicating heated working fluid from the output tube of the collector to a storage facility to a second position for interrupting fluid communication from the source to the collector and for communicating both the input and output tubes of the collector to a drainpipe-draining the collector of working fluid-when the first predetermined temperature level is detected by the sensor. Upon detection of the second predetermined temperature level the sensor causes the actuator to return the valve element to the first position via an intermediate position that closes the drainpipe and temporarily communicates the working fluid to both the input and output tubes of the collector.

Duval, E.F.; Bagshaw, D.P.; Kast, M.A.; Masters, G.M.; Whitehouse, H.T.

1984-05-29

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Thermoregulation: incubators, radiant warmers, artificial skins, and body hoods.  

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Keeping babies warm whether using incubator or radiant warmers is important in optimizing their chances of survival. Many design changes have occurred in devices for keeping babies warm, while few controlled studies using clinically important end points have been conducted to assess these changes. Radiant warmers produce larger evaporative heat and water losses and slightly higher basal metabolic rate than incubators. The clinical significance of the higher metabolic rate is uncertain. The water losses create an additional problem in managing infants under radiant warmers. The use of hoods made of thin plastic films to raise local humidity and reduce evaporative water loss helps control this problem. In incubators, humidity may be necessary to provide a warm enough environment for the most immature infants. Artificial skins as yet have not supplanted body hoods for this purpose. Both incubators and radiant warmers produce temperature instability when used as skin servocontrolled devices. There are, however, no data currently available to say how much thermal instability can be well tolerated by a baby. Too much thermal instability produces apnea and increased mortality. Air servocontrolling an incubator reduces environmental temperature instability. PMID:1934849

LeBlanc, M H

1991-09-01

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Field evaluation of performance of radiant heating/cooling ceiling panel system  

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As in many other countries in the world, Japan has witnessed an increased focus on low-energy buildings.For testing different engineering solutions for energy-efficient buildings, a low-energy building was builtat the University of Tokyo as an experimental pilot project. In this building, a radiant heating/coolingceiling panel system is used. However, no standard exists for the in situ performance evaluation of radiantheating/cooling ceiling systems; furthermore, no published database is available for comparison. Thus,this study aims to not only clarify the system performance but also to share our experience and our resultsfor them to serve as a reference for other similar projects. Here, the system performance in relation toits heating/cooling capacity and thermal comfort has been evaluated. The heat transfer coefficient fromwater to room was 3.7 W/(m2K) and 4.8 W/(m2K) for heating and cooling cases, respectively. The upwardheat flux from the panels was found to be as large as 30–40% of the water heating/cooling capacity; thiswould translate into heat loss in certain operating modes. Several proposals for reducing the upwardheat flux were discussed. The measurements also showed that a category B thermal environment wasobtained using the radiant ceiling heating/cooling system.© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Li, Rongling; Yoshidomi, Togo

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) algorithm theoretical basis document. volume 4; Determination of surface and atmosphere fluxes and temporally and spatially averaged products (subsystems 5-12); Determination of surface and atmosphere fluxes and temporally and spatially averaged products  

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The theoretical bases for the Release 1 algorithms that will be used to process satellite data for investigation of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) are described. The architecture for software implementation of the methodologies is outlined. Volume 4 details the advanced CERES techniques for computing surface and atmospheric radiative fluxes (using the coincident CERES cloud property and top-of-the-atmosphere (TOA) flux products) and for averaging the cloud properties and TOA, atmospheric, and surface radiative fluxes over various temporal and spatial scales. CERES attempts to match the observed TOA fluxes with radiative transfer calculations that use as input the CERES cloud products and NOAA National Meteorological Center analyses of temperature and humidity. Slight adjustments in the cloud products are made to obtain agreement of the calculated and observed TOA fluxes. The computed products include shortwave and longwave fluxes from the surface to the TOA. The CERES instantaneous products are averaged on a 1.25-deg latitude-longitude grid, then interpolated to produce global, synoptic maps to TOA fluxes and cloud properties by using 3-hourly, normalized radiances from geostationary meteorological satellites. Surface and atmospheric fluxes are computed by using these interpolated quantities. Clear-sky and total fluxes and cloud properties are then averaged over various scales.

Wielicki, Bruce A. (Principal Investigator); Barkstrom, Bruce R. (Principal Investigator); Baum, Bryan A.; Charlock, Thomas P.; Green, Richard N.; Lee, Robert B., III; Minnis, Patrick; Smith, G. Louis; Coakley, J. A.; Randall, David R.

1995-01-01

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Automated solar collector installation design  

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Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined "features" with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives.

Wayne, Gary; Frumkin, Alexander; Zaydman, Michael; Lehman, Scott; Brenner, Jules

2014-08-26

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ADVANCED HYBRID PARTICULATE COLLECTOR; FINAL  

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A new concept in particulate control, called an advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC), is being developed under funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The AHPC combines the best features of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and baghouses in an entirely novel manner. The AHPC concept combines fabric filtration and electrostatic precipitation in the same housing, providing major synergism between the two methods, both in the particulate collection step and in transfer of dust to the hopper. The AHPC provides ultrahigh collection efficiency, overcoming the problem of excessive fine-particle emissions with conventional ESPs, and solves the problem of reentrainment and re-collection of dust in conventional baghouses. Phase I of the development effort consisted of design, construction, and testing of a 5.7-m(sup 3)/min (200-acfm) working AHPC model. Results from both 8-hr parametric tests and 100-hr proof-of-concept tests with two different coals demonstrated excellent operability and greater than 99.99% fine-particle collection efficiency. Since all of the developmental goals of Phase I were met, the approach was scaled up in Phase II to a size of 255 m(sup 3)/min (9000 acfm) (equivalent in size to 2.5 MW) and was installed on a slipstream at the Big Stone Power Plant. For Phase II, the AHPC at Big Stone Power Plant was operated continuously from late July 1999 until mid-December 1999. The Phase II results were highly successful in that ultrahigh particle collsuccessful in that ultrahigh particle collection efficiency was achieved, pressure drop was well controlled, and system operability was excellent. For Phase III, the AHPC was modified into a more compact configuration, and components were installed that were closer to what would be used in a full-scale commercial design. The modified AHPC was operated from April to July 2000. While operational results were acceptable during this time, inspection of bags in the summer of 2000 revealed some membrane damage to the fabric that appeared to be caused by electrical effects. Subsequently, extensive theoretical, bench-scale, and pilot-scale investigations were completed to find an approach to prevent bag damage without compromising AHPC performance. Results showed that the best bag protection and AHPC performance were achieved by using a perforated plate installed between the discharge electrodes and bags. This perforated-plate design was then installed in the 2.5-MW AHPC at Big Stone Power Plant in Big Stone City, South Dakota, and the AHPC was operated from March to June 2001. Results showed that the perforated-plate design solved the bag damage problem and offered even better AHPC performance than the previous design. All of the AHPC performance goals were met, including ultrahigh collection efficiency, high air-to-cloth ratio, reasonable pressure drop, and long bag-cleaning interval

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Solar Thermal Power Plants with Parabolic-Trough Collectors  

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Parabolic-trough collectors (PTC) are solar concentrating devices suitable to work in the 150°C- 400°C temperature range. Power plants based on this type of solar collectors are a very efficient way to produce electricity with solar energy. At present, there are eight commercial solar plants (called SEGS-II, III,.. IX) producing electricity with parabolic-trough collectors and their total output power is 340 MW. Though all SEGS plants currently in operation use thermal oil as a heat transfer fluid between the solar field and the power block, direct steam generation (DSG) in the receiver tubes is a promising option to reduce the cost of electricity produced with parabolic- trough power plants. Most of technical uncertainties associated to the DSG technology were studied and solved in the DISS project and it is expected that this new technology will be commercially available in a short term. In Spain, the Royal Decree No. 436/204 (March 12th , 2004) has defined a premium of 0,18€/kWh for the electricity produced by solar thermal power plants, thus promoting the installation of solar thermal power plants up to a limit of 200 MW. Due to the current legal and financial framework defined in Spain, several projects to install commercial solar power plants with parabolic-trough collectors are currently underway.

Zarza, E.; Valenzuela, L.; León, J.

2004-12-01

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Cooling load calculation by the radiant time series method - effect of solar radiation models  

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In this work was analyzed numerically the effect of three different models for solar radiation on the cooling load calculated by the radiant time series' method. The solar radiation models implemented were clear sky, isotropic sky and anisotropic sky. The radiant time series' method (RTS) was proposed by ASHRAE (2001) for replacing the classical methods of cooling load calculation, such as TETD/TA. The method is based on computing the effect of space thermal energy storage on the instantaneous cooling load. The computing is carried out by splitting the heat gain components in convective and radiant parts. Following the radiant part is transformed using time series, which coefficients are a function of the construction type and heat gain (solar or non-solar). The transformed result is added to the convective part, giving the instantaneous cooling load. The method was applied for investigate the influence for an example room. The location used was - 23 degree S and 51 degree W and the day was 21 of January, a typical summer day in the southern hemisphere. The room was composed of two vertical walls with windows exposed to outdoors with azimuth angles equals to west and east directions. The output of the different models of solar radiation for the two walls in terms of direct and diffuse components as well heat gains were investigated. It was verified that the clear sky exhibited the less conservative (higher values) for the direct component of solar radiation, with the opposite trend for the diffuse component. For the heat gain, the clear sky gives the higher values, three times higher for the peek hours than the other models. Both isotropic and anisotropic models predicted similar magnitude for the heat gain. The same behavior was also verified for the cooling load. The effect of room thermal inertia was decreasing the cooling load during the peak hours. On the other hand the higher thermal inertia values are the greater for the non peak hours. The effect of using walls with different thermal diffusivities attenuates and shifts the peaks of cooling load to later hours. Finally, for windows with glasses of different colors, thickness and films influences significantly the fenestration cooling loads. (author)

Costa, Alexandre M.S. [Universidade Estadual de Maringa (UEM), PR (Brazil)], E-mail: amscosta@uem.br

2010-07-01

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Effects of low reflection on the collector and source sheaths of a finite ion temperature plasma  

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The region between a Maxwellian plasma source and an absorbing surface which reflects a fraction of the incident ions is modeled numerically with dynamic, electrostatic particle simulation and theoretically with a static, kinetic plasma-sheath model. The fraction /zeta/ of ions reflected is varied from 0 to 0.6 which generally increases both the potential drop from the source to the collector and the energy transported to the collector surface. Results from both models agree well when the fraction reflected is less than 0.4 for full energy transfer to reflected ions. With larger fractions and with slightly less than full reflected energy, simulations show an ion-ion two-streaming interaction which slightly reduces the collector potential drop and decreases the ion energy deposited on the collector surface relative to predictions from the static theory. According to theory, for a deuterium-tritium plasma, a collector material causing the reflected ion fraction to be /zeta/ = 0.2 with full reflected energy increases the magnitude of collector potential by 12% and the ion energy deposited by 6% over those predicted when /zeta/ = 0

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Pulse oximetry in sick premature infants and the effects of phototherapy and radiant warmers on the oxygen saturation readout.  

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Forty-five arterial blood samples for oxygen saturation on 15 sick premature infants were significantly correlated with pulse oximeter determinations (r = 0.87, p less than 0.0001) giving a regression equation of y = 1.19X - 18.15. Chronologic age in the first 2 weeks of life did not alter the accuracy of the pulse oximeter. Four groups (in isolette with phototherapy off, in isolette with phototherapy on, on radiant warmer with phototherapy off, and on radiant warm with phototherapy on) were observed to see if environmental light and energy would affect pulse oximetry oxygen saturation values; no effect was observed. Therefore the pulse oximeter is an accurate machine to assess sick premature infant oxygen saturation. The measurements are not altered by environmental light. PMID:2294914

Zubrow, A B; Henderson, G W; Imaizumi, S O; Pleasure, J R

1990-01-01

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Modelling and optimisation of the operation of a radiant warmer.  

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This paper presents numerical calculations of the temperature field obtained for the case of a neonate placed under a radiant warmer. The results of the simulations show a very non-uniform temperature distribution on the skin of the neonate, which may cause increased evaporation leading to severe dehydration. For this reason, we propose some modifications on the geometry and operation of the radiant warmer, in order to make the temperature distribution more uniform and prevent the high temperature gradients observed on the surface of the neonate. It is concluded that placing a high conductivity blanket over the neonate and introducing additional screens along the side of the mattress, thus recovering the radiation heat escaping through the side boundaries, helped providing more uniform temperature fields. PMID:24183644

Fic, Anna M; Ingham, Derek B; Ginalski, Maciej K; Nowak, Andrzej J; Wrobel, Luiz C

2014-01-01

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Airborne Solar Radiant Flux Measurements During ACE-2  

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Aerosol effects on atmospheric radiative fluxes provide a forcing function that can change the climate in potentially significant ways. This aerosol radiative forcing is a major source of uncertainty in understanding the climate change of the past century and predicting future climate. To help reduce this uncertainty, the 1996 Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment (TARFOX) and the 1997 Aerosol Characterization Experiment (ACE-2) measured the properties and radiative effects of aerosols over the Atlantic Ocean. In the ACE 2 program the solar radiant fluxes were measured on the Pelican aircraft and the UK Met Office C130. This poster will show results from the measurements for the aerosol effects during the clear column days. We will compare the results with calculations of the radiant fluxes.

Bergstrom, Robert W.; Russell, Philip B.; Jonsson, Haflidi

2000-01-01

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The Antiproton Collector and Antiproton Accumulator  

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The Antiproton Collector (AC) and Antiproton Accumulator (AA). The addition of a collector to the Antiproton Accumulator in 1987 paved the way for a ten-fold increase in antiproton production at CERN. In 1998 these machines were dismantled and replaced with the Antiproton Decellerator (AD).

1987-01-01

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OUT Success Stories: Transpired Solar Collectors  

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Transpired solar collectors are a reliable, low-cost technology for preheating building ventilation air. With simple payback periods ranging from 3 to 12 years and an estimated 30-year life span, transpired collector systems offer building owners substantial cost savings

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Design review of a liquid solar collector  

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Report documents procedures, results, and recommendations for in-depth analysis of problems with liquid-filled version of concentric-tube solar collector. Problems are related to loss of vacuum and/or violent fracture of collector elements, fluid leakage, freezing, flow anomalies, manifold damage, and other component failures.

Wiesewmaier, B. L.

1979-01-01

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Phase-change thermal energy storage: Final subcontract report  

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The research and development described in this document was conducted within the US Department of Energy's Solar Thermal Technology Program. The goal of this program is to advance the engineering and scientific understanding of solar thermal technology and to establish the technology base from which private industry can develop solar thermal power production options for introduction into the competitive energy market. Solar thermal technology concentrates the solar flux using tracking mirrors or lenses onto a receiver where the solar energy is absorbed as heat and converted into electricity or incorporated into products as process heat. The two primary solar thermal technologies, central receivers and distributed receivers, employ various point and line-focus optics to concentrate sunlight. Current central receiver systems use fields of heliostats (two-axes tracking mirrors) to focus the sun's radiant energy onto a single, tower-mounted receiver. Point focus concentrators up to 17 meters in diameter track the sun in two axes and use parabolic dish mirrors or Fresnel lenses to focus radiant energy onto a receiver. Troughs and bowls are line-focus tracking reflectors that concentrate sunlight onto receiver tubes along their focal lines. Concentrating collector modules can be used alone or in a multimodule system. The concentrated radiant energy absorbed by the solar thermal receiver is transported to the conversion process by a circulating working fluid. Receiver temperatures range from 100{degree}C in low-temperature troughs to over 1500{degree}C in dish and central receiver systems. 12 refs., 119 figs., 4 tabs.

1989-11-01

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Characterization of a pulsed electron beam with a planar charge collector  

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Pulsed electron beams produced by a photocathode source in the 1-10 keV energy range have been experimentally characterized by means of an electrostatic diagnostic system. A Malmberg-Penning trap in an open configuration, equipped with a planar charge collector has been used for the experiments. The relevant physical properties of the beams and their dependence on the injection conditions have been inferred through the numerical analysis of the electric signal measured across the overall load impedance of the charge collector. The indirect measurement technique presented here gives a general method to overcome the resolution limits of capacitive charge collectors.

Paroli, B; Bettega, G; Cavaliere, F; De Luca, F; Maero, G; Pozzoli, R; Rome, M [INFN Sezione di Milano and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Cavenago, M [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell' Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (Italy); Svelto, C [Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia and Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy)

2009-09-07

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Assessment of radiant temperature in a closed incubator  

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In closed incubators, radiative heat loss (R) which is assessed from the mean radiant temperature \\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \\usepackage{amsmath} \\usepackage{wasysym} \\usepackage{amsfonts} \\usepackage{amssymb} \\usepackage{amsbsy} \\usepackage{mathrsfs} \\usepackage{upgreek} \\setlength{\\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \\begin{document}$$ (\\overline{T}_{r} ) $$\\end{document} accounts for 40–60% of the neonate’s total heat loss. In the ...

De?cima, Pauline; Ste?phan-blanchard, Erwan; Pelletier, Amandine; Ghyselen, Laurent; Delanaud, Ste?phane; De?grugilliers, Loi?c; Telliez, Fre?de?ric; Bach, Ve?ronique; Libert, Jean-pierre

2012-01-01

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Solid propellant combustion response to oscillatory radiant heat flux  

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A progress report is given on a research project to use the microwave Doppler velocimeter technique to measure the combustion response to an oscillating thermal radiation source (CO2 laser). The test technique and supporting analyses are described, and the results are presented for an initial test series on the nonmetallized, composite propellant, Naval Weapons Center formulation A-13. It is concluded that in-depth transmission of radiant heat flux is not a factor at the CO2 laser wave length.

Strand, L. D.; Weil, M. T.; Cohen, N. S.

1989-01-01

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Comparative Study on Solar Collector’s Configuration for an Ejector-Refrigeration Cycle  

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Full Text Available Solar collector’s configuration plays important role on solar-powered refrigeration systems to work as heat source for generator. Three types of solar collector consisting of flat plate, evacuated tube, and compound parabolic solar collectors are compared to investigate their performances. The performances consist of the behavior of heat which can be absorbed by the collectors, heat loss from the collectors and outlet temperature of working fluid at several slopes of the solar collectors. The new accurate analysis method of heat transfer is conducted to predict the performance of the solar collectors. The analysis is based on several assumptions, i.e. sky condition at Bandung is clear and not raining from 08.00 until 17.00 and thermal resistance at cover and absorber plate is negligible. The numerical calculation results confirm that performance of the evacuated tubes solar collector at the same operating conditions is higher than the others. For the case of an evacuated-tubes solar collector system with aperture area of 3.5 m2, the maximum heat which can be absorbed is 3992 W for the highest solar intensity of 970 W/m2 at 12.00 and horizontal position of the solar collector. At this condition, the highest outlet temperature of water is 347.15 K with mass flow rate 0.02 kg/s and inlet temperature 298 K.

Raffles Senjaya

2008-05-01

 
 
 
 
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Evaluation of Test Method for Solar Collector Efficiency  

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The test method of the standard EN12975-2 (European Committee for Standardization, 2004) is used by European test laboratories to determine the efficiency of solar collectors. In the test methods the mean solar collector fluid temperature in the solar collector, Tm is determined by the approximated equation where Tin is the inlet temperature to the collector and Tout is the outlet temperature from the collector. The specific heat of the solar collector fluid is in the test method as an approx...

Fan, Jianhua; Shah, Louise Jivan; Furbo, Simon

2012-01-01

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Electric radiant heating: A hot item in home comfort  

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Electric radiant heating as a floor warming system and its growing popularity in home comfort are discussed. Price can be as low as $2.00 per square foot; cost of operation may be as little as 30 cents per square foot per year, depending on time of use and local hydro rates. The use of radiant cable heating is said to have surged in popularity; it provides the same warmth and comfort as more expensive hydronic systems. Radiant cable is simple and inexpensive to install since unlike hydronic systems, it requires no complicated mechanical system with boiler, heat exchanger, valves, pumps and extensive controls. Nevertheless, prospective end users are warned to make sure that the cable is sturdy, tough, has multiple layers of protection with a thick grounding system and conductor core. In addition to heating floors, electric heating cables can also be used for snow and ice control and for melting in driveways and gutters. In these type of installations heavy duty cables are used which are installed under asphalt, concrete or interlocking stones. Thirty watts per square foot per hour is the typical requirement for melting snow and ice. Based on average electricity prices in Ontario, melting snow on an 800 square foot driveway would cost about $2.20 per hour. Assuming five hours for the system to clear the driveway, installing a heating system under the driveway could be an economically viable solution for the home owner, providing freedom from ice, the inconvenience of shovelling snow, and saving time and money.

Lemieux, G. [Britech Corp., Toronto, ON (Canada)

2003-12-01

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In situ built-up air collector with glass cover  

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In the first part of the project background information was gathered describing different jointing methods and materials that can be used for glass joints. In the light hereof indoor tests with different methods of jointing between glass were carried out. From this information a test box was built with a cover of glass where the horizontal joints were made by means of different methods and materials. As a general principle a water-damming border at the horizontal glass joints was avoided. The test box was built as a solar collector with 14 different horizontal joints between the glasses. The box was placed outdoors on a 45° tilted angled south-facing plate so that the joints were exposed to real weather conditions. At regular intervals the joints were inspected. After about 3-5 months 2 possibly suitable joints were selected to form part of two prototypes,one of which is a newly developed jointing profile. The prototypes were built in the test area of Department of Buildings and Energy. One of the prototypes has the airflow behind the absorber, which is an aluminium plate painted black, whereas the other has the airflow in front of the absorber. Here the black top side of the insulation acts as an absorber. Efficiency and aair pressure drop were measured. The efficiency of the two air solar collectors was almost similar and at the same level as other corresponding air solar collectors. The air pressure drop was somewhat larger in the case of the solar collector where the air flows behind the absorber. This is due to the narrower air gap behind the absorber. Condensation has been observed in both the solar collectors, this has not been investigated more explicitly,

Kristiansen, Finn Harken; Engelmark, Jesper

1998-01-01

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Collector and source sheaths of a finite ion temperature plasma  

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The region between a Maxwellian plasma source and an absorbing surface is described theoretically with a static, kinetic plasma--sheath model and modeled numerically with a dynamic, electrostatic particle simulation. In the kinetic theory, Poisson's equation and Vlasov equations govern the non-Maxwellian velocity distribution of the ions and electrons. The results in this paper for collector potential and plasma transport agree with the bounded model of Emmert et al. [Phys. Fluids 23, 803 (1980)]. However, this approach differs from those using traditional Bohm sheath analysis by ±0.25 (in units of electron temperature) for potential drop through the collector sheath of a hydrogen plasma. In both the theory and simulation, the plasma source injects equal fluxes of ions and electrons with half-Maxwellian velocities and various mass and temperature ratios and is assumed to have a zero electric field. The potential change within a spatially distributed, full Maxwellian source region is represented with the source sheath potential drop that depends primarily on temperature ratio. This source sheath evolves over a few Debye lengths from the source to neutralize the injected plasma. The plasma flows to an electrically floating collector where the more familiar electron-repelling collector sheath appears. The collector potential ?C and source sheath potential drop ?P (in units of electron temperature) are evaluated as a function of mass and temperatuted as a function of mass and temperature ratio. The velocity moments of density, drift velocity, temperature, kinetic energy flux, and heat flux are also derived as a function of ?C and ?P. Comparisons with electrostatic particle simulations are shown for the ion/electron mass ratios of 40 and 100 and temperature ratios of 0.1, 1, and 10

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Reactivities of some thiol collectors and their interactions with Ag (+1) ion by molecular modeling  

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The most commonly used collectors for sulfide minerals in the mining industry are the thiol collectors for the recovery of these minerals from their associated gangues by froth flotation. For this reason, a great deal of attention has been paid to understand the attachment mechanism of thiol collectors to metal sulfide surfaces. The density functional theory (DFT) calculations at the B3LYP/3-21G* and B3LYP/6-31++G** levels were employed to propose the flotation responses of these thiol collectors, namely, diethyl dithiocarbamate, ethyl dithiocarbamate, ethyl dithiocarbonate, ethyl trithiocarbonate and ethyl dithiophosphate ions, and to study the interaction energies of these collectors with Ag (+1) ion in connection to acanthite (Ag{sub 2}S) mineral. The calculated interaction energies, {delta}E, were interpreted in terms of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energies of the isolated collector ions. The results show that the HOMOs are strongly localized to the sulfur atoms and the HOMO energies can be used as a reactivity descriptor for the flotation ability of the thiol collectors. Using the HOMO and {delta}E energies, the reactivity order of the collectors is found to be (C{sub 2}H{sub 5}){sub 2}NCS{sub 2}{sup -} > C{sub 2}H{sub 5}NHCS{sub 2}{sup -} > C{sub 2}H{sub 5}OCS{sub 2}{sup -} > C{sub 2}H{sub 5}SCS{sub 2}{sup -} > (C{sub 2}H{sub 5}O)(OH)PS{sub 2}{sup -}. The theoretically obtained results are in good agreement with the experimental data reported.

Yekeler, Hulya; Yekeler, Meftuni

2004-09-15

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Radiant smiles everywhere - before the Chernobyl accident  

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The business reports presented by the Federal German electric utilities for 1985 are almost all simply brillant. Electricity consumption has been going up, some of the utilities even can boast about rates kept constant over the year. But before the printed business reports could be presented to the meetings of shareholders, a nasty cloud threw a dark shadow over all the brilliant results. The Chernobyl accident made some of the hymns over the nuclear electricity increases and nuclear power in general sound rather queer. Could we do without this energy source. Substituting nuclear power would yearly require: 28 million t of oil, or 41 million t of hard coal, or 142 million t of browncoal, or 38 thousand million cubic metres of natural gas. Extrapolating current conditions and assuming best achievements, renewable energy sources might be able to meet 6 p.c. of the primary energy demands by the year 2000. (orig./HP)

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Coupling of geothermal heat pumps with thermal solar collectors  

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The study discussed relates to the design and development of a process consisting of combining a reversible geothermal heat pump with thermal solar collectors for building heating and cooling and the production of domestic hot water. The proposed process, called GEOSOL, has been installed in a 180 m{sup 2} private residence in 2004. This installation is the subject of long-term experimental follow-up to analyse the energy-related behavior of the installation at all times of the year. In addition, different configurations of this combined system (geothermal heat pump and thermal solar collectors) have been defined and will be simulated numerically using TRNSYS software. A comparative analysis of these different alternative versions will be conducted to determine the best configuration(s) of the GEOSOL process in terms of energy, economical and environmental performances. (author)

Trillat-Berdal, Valentin; Souyri, Bernard; Achard, Gilbert [LOCIE - Laboratoire Optimisation de la Conception et Ingenierie de l' Environnement - ESIGEC, Universite de Savoie, Savoie Technolac, 73376 Le Bourget du Lac (France)

2007-07-15

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Growth and solar energy conversion of Azolla sp., cultivated under four solar irradiance flux density; Crescimento e conversao da energia solar de Azolla sp. cultivada em quatro densidades do fluxo radiante  

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Growth and solar energy conversion were studied in three Azolla species grown under four levels (30, 50, 70 and 100%) of solar radiation incidence under outdoor conditions. Under full sunlight, the specie A. microphylla showed higher crop growth rate, relative growth rate, net assimilation rate and efficiency of solar energy conversion than the other ones. (author). 8 figs., 23 refs.

Carvalho, E.F. de [Acre Univ., Rio Branco, AC (Brazil); Lopes, N.F. [Vicosa Univ., MG (Brazil). Dept. de Biologia Vegetal

1994-02-01

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Mobile Collector for Field Trips  

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Full Text Available Current e-Learning is based on learning management systems that provide certain standard services - course authoring and delivery, tutoring, administration and collaboration facilities. Rapid development of mobile technologies opens a new area of m-Learning to enhance the current educational opportunities. Field trips are a relevant part of the curriculum, but for various reasons it is often difficult to organize them. The aim of the RAFT project is development of a system that would enable virtual field trips. One mobile learning application prototype created in this project, called Mobile Collector, enables data gathering and annotation in the field, together with real time collaboration. The application supports learner-centred education in real world context.

Lucia Terrenghi

2004-04-01

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An investigation on the performance characteristics of solar flat plate collector with different selective surface coatings  

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Full Text Available In the present work, investigations are made to study performance characteristics of solar flat plate collector with different selective surface coatings. Flat plate collector is one of the important solar energy trapping device which uses air or water as working fluid. Of the many solar collector concepts presently being developed, the relative simple flat plate solar collector has found the widest application so far. Its characteristics are known, and compared with other collector types, it is the easiest and least expensive to fabricate, install, and maintain. Moreover, it is capable of using both the diffuse and the direct beam solar radiation. For residential and commercial use, flat plate collectors can produce heat at sufficiently high temperatures to heat swimming pools, domestic hot water, and buildings; they also can operate a cooling unit, particularly if the incident sunlight is increased by the use of reflector. Temperatures up to 70 oC are easily attained by flat plate collectors. With very careful engineering using special surfaces, reflectors to increase the incident radiation and heat resistant materials, higher operating temperatures are feasible.

Madhukeshwara. N, E. S. Prakash

2012-01-01

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Performance of solar collectors under low temperature conditions : Measurements and simulations results  

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The performance of four solar thermal collectors (flat plate, evacuated tube, unglazed with rear insulation and unglazed without rear insulation) was experimentally measured and simulated for temperatures below ambient. The influence of several parameters (e.g. collector inlet temperature, air temperature, condensation) is investigated under different operating conditions (day and night). Under some conditions condensation might occur and heat gains could represent up to 55% of the total unglazed collector energy by night. Two TRNSYS collector models including condensation heat gains are also evaluated and results compared to experimental measurements. A mathematical model is also under development to include, in addition to the condensation phenomena, the frost, the rain and the long-wave radiation gains/losses on the rear of the solar collector. While the potential gain from rain was estimated to be around 2%, frost heat gains were measured to be up to 40% per day, under specific conditions. Overall, results have shown that unglazed collectors are more efficient than flat plate or evacuated tube collectors at low operation temperatures or for night conditions, making them more suitable for heat pump applications.

Perers, Bengt

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Design and beam transport simulations of a multistage collector for the Israeli EA-FEM  

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A four stage asymmetric type depressed collector has been designed for the Israeli mm-wave FEM that is driven by a 1.4 MeV, 1.5 A electron beam. After leaving the interaction section the spent beam has an energy spread of 120 keV and 75 {pi} mm mrad normalized beam emittance. Simulations of the beam transport system from the undulator exit through the decelerator tube into the collector have been carried out using EGUN and GPT codes. The latter has also been employed to study trajectories of the primary and scattered particles within the collector, optimizing the asymmetrical collector geometry and the electrode potentials at the presence of a deflecting magnetic field. The estimated overall system and collector efficiencies reach 50% and 70%, respectively, with a beam recovery of 99.6%. The design is aimed to attain millisecond long pulse operation and subsequently 1 kW average power. Simulation results are implemented in a mechanical design that leads to a simple, cost efficient assembly eliminating ceramic insulator rings between collector stages and the associated brazing in the manufacturing process. Instead, each copper plate is supported by insulating posts and freely displaceable within the vacuum chamber. We report on the simulation results of the beam transport and recovery systems and on the mechanical aspects of the multistage collector design.

Tecimer, M. E-mail: tecimer@post.tau.ac.il; Canter, M.; Efimov, S.; Gover, A.; Sokolowski, J

2001-12-21

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Design and beam transport simulations of a multistage collector for the Israeli EA-FEM  

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A four stage asymmetric type depressed collector has been designed for the Israeli mm-wave FEM that is driven by a 1.4 MeV, 1.5 A electron beam. After leaving the interaction section the spent beam has an energy spread of 120 keV and 75 ? mm mrad normalized beam emittance. Simulations of the beam transport system from the undulator exit through the decelerator tube into the collector have been carried out using EGUN and GPT codes. The latter has also been employed to study trajectories of the primary and scattered particles within the collector, optimizing the asymmetrical collector geometry and the electrode potentials at the presence of a deflecting magnetic field. The estimated overall system and collector efficiencies reach 50% and 70%, respectively, with a beam recovery of 99.6%. The design is aimed to attain millisecond long pulse operation and subsequently 1 kW average power. Simulation results are implemented in a mechanical design that leads to a simple, cost efficient assembly eliminating ceramic insulator rings between collector stages and the associated brazing in the manufacturing process. Instead, each copper plate is supported by insulating posts and freely displaceable within the vacuum chamber. We report on the simulation results of the beam transport and recovery systems and on the mechanical aspects of the multistage collector design.

Tecimer, M.; Canter, M.; Efimov, S.; Gover, A.; Sokolowski, J.

2001-12-01

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Development of a Solar Assisted Drying System Using Double-Pass Solar Collector with Finned Absorber  

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The Solar Energy Research Group, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, International Islamic University Malaysia and Yayasan FELDA has designed and constructed a solar assisted drying system at OPF FELDA Factory, Felda Bukit Sagu 2, Kuantan, Pahang. The drying system has a total of six double-pass solar collectors. Each collector has a length of 480 cm and a width of 120 cm. The first channel depth is 3.5 cm and the second channel depth is 7 cm. Longitudinal fins made of angle aluminium, 0.8 mm thickness were attached to the bottom surface of the absorber plate. The solar collectors are arranged as two banks of three collectors each in series. Internal manifold are used to connect the collectors. Air enters through the first channel and then through the second channel of the collector. An auxiliary heater source is installed to supply heat under unfavourable solar radiation condition. An on/off controller is used to control the startup and shutdown of the auxiliary heater. An outlet temperature of 70–75 °C can be achieved at solar radiation range of 800–900 W/m2 and flow rate of 0.12 kg/s. The average thermal efficiency of a solar collector is approximately 37%.

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Numerical modelling of a parabolic trough solar collector  

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies are gaining increasing interest in electricity generation due to the good potential for scaling up renewable energy at the utility level. Parabolic trough solar collector (PTC) is economically the most proven and advanced of the various CSP technologies. The modelling of these devices is a key aspect in the improvement of their design and performances which can represent a considerable increase of the overall efficiency of solar power plants. In the...

Hachicha, Ahmed Amine

2013-01-01

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Numerical Modelling of Non-similar Mixed Convection Heat and Species Transfer along an Inclined Solar Energy Collector Surface with Cross Diffusion Effects  

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Full Text Available An analysis is performed to study thermo-diffusion and diffusion-thermo effects on mixed convection heat and mass transfer boundary layer flow along an inclined (solar collector plate. The resulting governing equations are transformed and then solved numerically using the local nonsimilarity method and Runge-Kutta shooting quadrature. A parametric study illustrating the influence of thermal buoyancy parameter (ζ, Prandtl number (Pr, Schmidt number (Sc, Soret number (Sr, Dufour number (Du and concentration-to- thermal-buoyancy ratio parameter, N, on the fluid velocity, temperature and concentration profiles as well as on local skin-friction, Nusselt and Sherwood numbers is conducted. For positive inclination angle of the plate (γ = 70 degrees, flow velocity (f' is strongly increased i.e. accelerated, with thermal buoyancy force parameter (&950, in particular closer to the plate surface; further into the boundary layer, ζ has a much reduced effect. Conversely temperature (θ and concentration (ψ is decreased with increasing thermal buoyancy parameter, ζ. For negative plate inclination, the flow is accelerated whereas for positive inclination it is decelerated i.e. velocity is reduced. Conversely with negative plate inclination both the temperature and concentration in the boundary layer is reduced with the opposite apparent for positive inclination. Increasing Prandtl number strongly reduces temperature in the regime whereas an increase in Schmidt number boosts temperatures with temperature overshoots near the plate surface for Sc = 3 and 5 (i.e. for Sc > 1. Concentration is reduced continuously throughout the boundary layer, however, with increasing Schmidt number. A positive increase in concentration-to-thermal-buoyancy ratio parameter, N, significantly accelerates the flow in the domain, whereas negative N causes a deceleration. A velocity overshoot is also identified for N = 20, at intermediate distance from the plate surface. Negative N (thermal and concentration buoyancy forces oppose each other induces a slight increase in both fluid temperature and concentration, with the reverse observed for positive N (thermal and concentration buoyancy forces assisting each other. Increasing Dufour number respectively causes a rise in temperature and a decrease in concentration, whereas an increase in Soret number cools the fluid i.e. reduces temperature and enhances concentration values. In the absence of Soret and Dufour effects, positive N causes a monotonic increase in local Nusselt number, NuxRex-1/2 with ζ Cos γ, for N = -1 the local Nusselt number remains constant for all values of parameter, ζ Cos γ. Local Sherwood number, ShxRex-1/2 is boosted considerably with higher Schmidt numbers and also with positive N values. The computations in the absence of Soret and Dufour effects correlate accurately with the earlier study by Chen et al. (1980.

Osman Anwar Bég

2011-09-01

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Generalized theory and simulation of spontaneous and super-radiant emissions in electron devices and free-electron lasers  

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A unified formulation of spontaneous (shot-noise) and super-radiant emissions in electron devices is presented. We consider an electron beam with an arbitrary temporal current modulation propagating through the interaction region of the electronic device. The total electromagnetic field is presented as a stochastic process and expanded in terms of transverse eigenmodes of the medium (free space or waveguide), in which the field is excited and propagates. Using the waveguide excitation equations, formulated in the frequency domain, an analytical expression for the power spectral density of the electromagnetic radiation is derived. The spectrum of the excited radiation is shown to be composed of two terms, which are the spontaneous and super-radiant emissions. For a continuous, unmodulated beam, the shot noise produces only incoherent spontaneous emission of a power proportional to the flux eI0 (DC current) of the particles in the electron beam. When the beam is modulated or prebunched, a partially coherent super-radiant emission is also produced with power proportional to the current spectrum |I(?)|2. Based on a three-dimensional model, a numerical particle simulation code was developed. A set of coupled-mode excitation equations in the frequency domain are solved self-consistently with the equations of particles motion. The simulation considers random distributions of density and energy in the electron beam and takes into account the statisticalam and takes into account the statistical and spectral features of the excited radiation. At present, the code can simulate free-electron lasers (FELs) operation in various modes: spontaneous and self-amplified spontaneous emission, super-radiance and stimulated emission, in the linear and nonlinear Compton or Raman regimes. We employed the code to demonstrate spontaneous and super-radiant emission excited when a prebunched electron beam passes through a wiggler of an FEL

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Numerical and experimental analysis of a point focus solar collector using high concentration imaging PMMA Fresnel lens  

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Research highlights: {yields} We studied a point focus Fresnel solar collector using different cavity receivers. {yields} The collector heat removal factors are derived to find the optimal cavity shape. {yields} Numerical and experimental analysis shows that the conical cavity is optimum. -- Abstract: A high concentration imaging Fresnel solar collector provided with different cavity receivers was developed and its behavior was investigated. Round copper pipes winded into different spring shapes were used as receiver by placing in the cylindrical cavity to absorb concentrated solar energy and transfer it to a heat transfer fluid (HTF). The collector efficiency factor and collector heat removal factor were derived for the cavity receivers to find out heat transfer mechanism and to propose an effective way for evaluating the performance of Fresnel solar collector and determining the optimal cavity structure. The problem of Fresnel solar collector with synthetic heat transfer oil flow was simulated and analyzed to investigate heat loss from different cavity receivers. Solar irradiation as well as convection and heat transfer in the circulating fluid and between the internal surfaces of the cavity and the environment are considered in the model. The temperature distribution over its area as well as the collector thermal efficiency at nominal flow rate was used in order to validate the simulation results. It was found that the simulated temperature distribution during operation and the average collector efficiency are in good agreement with the experimental data. Finally, the optimal shape of solar cavity receiver, as well as its thermal performance, are deeply analyzed and discussed.

Xie, W.T. [Research Center of Solar Power and Refrigeration, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Dai, Y.J., E-mail: yjdai@sjtu.edu.c [Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Wang, R.Z. [Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)

2011-06-15

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A finite-volume model of a parabolic trough photovoltaic/thermal collector: Energetic and exergetic analyses  

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This paper presents a detailed finite-volume model of a concentrating photovoltaic/thermal (PVT) solar collector. The PVT solar collector consists in a parabolic trough concentrator and a linear triangular receiver. The bottom surfaces of the triangular receiver are equipped with triple-junction cells whereas the top surface is covered by an absorbing surface. The cooling fluid (water) flows inside a channel along the longitudinal direction of the PVT collector. The system was discretized along its axis and, for each slice of the discretized computational domain, mass and energy balances were considered. The model allows one to evaluate both thermodynamic and electrical parameters along the axis of the PVT collector. Then, for each slice of the computational domain, exergy balances were also considered in order to evaluate the corresponding exergy destruction rate and exergetic efficiency. Therefore, the model also calculates the magnitude of the irreversibilities inside the collector and it allows one to detect where these irreversibilities occur. A sensitivity analysis is also performed with the scope to evaluate the effect of the variation of the main design/environmental parameters on the energetic and exergetic performance of the PVT collector. -- Highlights: ? The paper investigates an innovative concentrating photovoltaic thermal solar collector. ? The collector is equipped with triple-junction photovoltaic layers. ? A local exergetic analysis is performed in order to detect sources of irreversibilities. ? Irreversibilities are mainly due to the heat transfer between sun and PVT collector.

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Analytical predictions of liquid and air photovoltaic/thermal flat-plate collector performance  

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Two separate one-dimensional analyses have been developed for the prediction of the thermal and electrical performance of both liquid and air flat-plate photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collectors. The analyses account for the temperature difference between the primary insolation absorber (the photovoltaic cells) and the secondary absorber (a thermal absorber flat plate). The results of the analyses are compared with test measurements, and therefrom, design recommendations are made to maximize the total energy extracted from the collectors.

Raghuraman, P.; Hendrie, S. D.

1980-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Thermal stability of premature infants during routine care under radiant warmers.  

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The body temperatures of infants weighing less than 1500 g under radiant warmers during routine care were documented in the first week of life. Ten infants (median gestational age 28 weeks, median birthweight 913 g) were studied. During 30 nursing interventions (mean 9.2 minutes) mean oesophageal and foot temperature changed 0 degrees C and -0.11 degrees C, respectively. A radiant warmer may limit heat loss during interventions because of easy access and rapid radiant warmer responsiveness. PMID:8777664

Seguin, J H; Vieth, R

1996-03-01

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Thermal Efficiency of Double Pass Solar Collector with Longitudinal Fins Absorbers  

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Full Text Available Problem statement: One of the most important components of a solar energy system is the solar collector. The performances of double-pass solar collector with longitudinal fins absorbers are analyzed. Approach: The study involves a theoretical study to investigate the effect of mass flow rate, number and height of fins on efficiency, which involves steady-state energy balance equations on the longitudinal fins absorber of solar collectors. The theoretical solution procedure of the energy equations uses a matrix inversion method and making some algebraic rearrangements. Results: The collector efficiency increases as the number and height of fins increases. For a mass flow rate 0.02- 0.1kg/s, the double-pass solar collectors are efficiency about 36-73% in upper fins (type I, 37-75% in lower fins (type II and 46-74% in upper and lower fins (type III. Conclusion: The efficiency of the collector is strongly dependent on the flow rate, efficiency increase is about 35%.

Ahmad Fudholi

2011-01-01

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Operational experiences with solar air collector driven desiccant cooling systems  

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Component performance and seasonal operational experiences have been analysed for desiccant cooling systems powered by solar air collectors. Measurements during the commissioning phase in Spain (public library) and in Germany (production hall) showed that the dehumidification efficiency of the sorption rotors was 80% and the humidification efficiency of the contact evaporators was 85-86%. Only in a two-stage desiccant system monitored in China (laboratory building), a dehumidification efficiency of 88% was reached. The rotary heat exchangers only had 62-68% measured heat recovery efficiency, which is lower than specified. Seasonal performance monitoring carried out in the German installation showed that average seasonal COP's were close to 1.0, when related to all operation hours. COP's increase if low regeneration temperatures are used with low dehumidification rates, which is often sufficient for moderate German climatic conditions, but much less so in the humid Chinese climate. Electrical COP's for the German system including air distribution were between 1.7 and 4.6 and reach values of 7.4, when only additional pressure drops of the desiccant unit are considered. It could be shown that conventional control strategies lead to high auxiliary energy consumption, for example if fixed heating setpoint temperatures are used. Furthermore the solar air collector energy yield was very low in the German system, as regeneration was only used when all other options such as humidification at high air volume flows did not reduce the room air temperature enough. The studies showed that the measured auxiliary energy consumption could be reduced to near zero, if regeneration temperature setpoints were not fixed to constant values. The solar air collector efficiency was good at about 50% both for the flat plate collectors used in Spain and Germany and the Chinese vacuum tube solution. A cost analysis demonstrated the viability of the concept, if some funding of the high investment costs is provided. (author)

Eicker, Ursula; Schneider, Dietrich; Schumacher, Juergen [Faculty of Civil Engineering, Building Physics and Economics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Schellingstrasse 24, D-70174 Stuttgart (Germany); Ge, Tianshu; Dai, Yanjun [Faculty of Civil Engineering, Building Physics and Economics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Schellingstrasse 24, D-70174 Stuttgart (Germany); Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Solar Energy Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)

2010-12-15

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Photon reabsorption in fluorescent solar collectors  

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Understanding photon transport losses in fluorescence solar collectors is very important for increasing optical efficiencies. We present an analytical expression to characterize photon reabsorption in fluorescent solar collectors, which represent a major source of photon loss. A particularly useful universal form of this expression is found in the limit of high reabsorption, which gives the photon reabsorption probability in a simple form as a function of the absorption coefficient and the optical étendue of the emitted photon beam. Our mathematical model predicts fluorescence spectra emitted from the collector edge, which are in excellent agreement with experiment and provide an effective characterization tool for photon transport in light absorbing media.

Fang, L.; Parel, T. S.; Danos, L.; Markvart, T.

2012-04-01

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Formal Derivation of Concurrent Garbage Collectors  

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Concurrent garbage collectors are notoriously difficult to implement correctly. Previous approaches to the issue of producing correct collectors have mainly been based on posit-and-prove verification or on the application of domain-specific templates and transformations. We show how to derive the upper reaches of a family of concurrent garbage collectors by refinement from a formal specification, emphasizing the application of domain-independent design theories and transformations. A key contribution is an extension to the classical lattice-theoretic fixpoint theorems to account for the dynamics of concurrent mutation and collection.

Pavlovic, Dusko; Smith, Douglas R

2010-01-01

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Comparative study of solar cooling systems with building-integrated solar collectors for use in sub-tropical regions like Hong Kong  

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Highlights: ? Performance of building-integrated solar collectors analyzed. ? Comparisons made with solar collectors installed on roof. ? Use of building-integrated solar collectors increased the total primary consumption. ? Reduction in the building load could not compensate drop in solar collector output. ? Building-integrated solar collectors only used when roof space insufficient. -- Abstract: The performance of solar cooling systems with building-integrated (BI) solar collectors was simulated and the results compared with those having the solar collectors installed conventionally on the roof based on the weather data in Hong Kong. Two types of solar collectors and the corresponding cooling systems, namely the flat-plate collectors for absorption refrigeration and the PV panels for DC-driven vapour compression refrigeration, were used in the analysis. It was found that in both cases, the adoption of BI solar collectors resulted in a lower solar fraction (SF) and consequently a higher primary energy consumption even though the zone loads were reduced. The reduction in SF was more pronounced in the peak load season when the solar radiation was nearly parallel to the solar collector surfaces during the daytimes, especially for those facing the south direction. Indeed, there were no outputs from the BI flat-plate collectors facing the south direction between May and July. The more severe deterioration in the system performance with the BI flat-plate type collectors made them technically infeasible in terms of the energy-saving potential. It was concluded that the use of BI solar collectors in solar cooling systems should be restricted only to situations where the availability of the roof was limited or insufficient when applied in sub-tropical regions like Hong Kong.

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New generation of hybrid solar PV/T collectors  

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This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a study made on the suitability of commercially available panels using amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology for use in hybrid photovoltaic-thermal collectors. A previously made feasibility study is quoted that showed that the competitiveness of hybrid collectors depends on the technical requirements placed on the integrated photovoltaic modules. The detail results of tests made on unencapsulated samples of a-Si modules based on various different substrates are presented. These include assessment of absorption factors on the basis of spectrometric and calorimetric measurements, testing of the thermal stability of the a-Si cells and emissivity measurements made on the top-cover materials used in the panels. The report is concluded with recommendations for the development of new encapsulation materials with low emissivity and improved durability at high temperatures.

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2000-07-01

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Experimentation of a Plane Solar Integrated Collector Storage Water Heater  

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Full Text Available In order to popularize the use of the solar-water heaters, especially in the residential and tertiary sectors with the third world, it appears to be necessary to reduce their cost while improving their performances. It is the object of this integrated storage collector thus created and tested in the south of Tunisia. It is simply made up of a tank playing the double part of solar absorber and storage tank of warm water, of a glazing to profit from the greenhouse effect and of an insulating case. Its measured energy performances, by the method of input-output proves its effectiveness to produce hot water, in spite of its simplicity of manufacture, usage and maintenance. Indeed a temperature of water exceeding 70?C is reached towards the afternoon True Solar Time, and for an efficiency of 7%. Thus, this type of collector with integrated storage is entirely satisfactory and could be available to larger mass.

Romdhane Ben Slama

2012-03-01

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Grid Collector: Facilitating Efficient Selective Access from DataGrids  

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The Grid Collector is a system that facilitates the effective analysis and spontaneous exploration of scientific data. It combines an efficient indexing technology with a Grid file management technology to speed up common analysis jobs on high-energy physics data and to enable some previously impractical analysis jobs. To analyze a set of high-energy collision events, one typically specifies the files containing the events of interest, reads all the events in the files, and filters out unwanted ones. Since most analysis jobs filter out significant number of events, a considerable amount of time is wasted by reading the unwanted events. The Grid Collector removes this inefficiency by allowing users to specify more precisely what events are of interest and to read only the selected events. This speeds up most analysis jobs. In existing analysis frameworks, the responsibility of bringing files from tertiary storages or remote sites to local disks falls on the users. This forces most of analysis jobs to be performed at centralized computer facilities where commonly used files are kept on large shared file systems. The Grid Collector automates file management tasks and eliminates the labor-intensive manual file transfers. This makes it much easier to perform analyses that require data files on tertiary storages and remote sites. It also makes more computer resources available for analysis jobs since they are no longer bound to the centralized facilities.

Wu, Kesheng; Gu, Junmin; Lauret, Jerome; Poskanzer, Arthur M.; Shoshani, Arie; Sim, Alexander; Zhang, Wei-Ming

2005-05-17

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EFFICIENCY AND LIFETIME OF SOLAR COLLECTORS FOR SOLAR HEATING PLANTS  

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The 12.5 m² flat plate solar collector HT, today marketed by Arcon Solvarme A/S, has been used in solar heating plants in Scandinavia since 1983. The collector is designed to operate in a temperature interval between 40°C and 90°C. The efficiency of the collector has been strongly improved since it was introduced on the market. The paper will present the increase of the efficiency of the collector due to technical improvements since 1983. Further, measurements from the spring of 2009 of the efficiency of two HT collectors, which have been in operation in the solar heating plant Ottrupgaard, Skørping, Denmark since 1994 with a constant high flow rate and in the solar heating plant Marstal, Denmark since 1996 with a variable flow rate, will be presented. The efficiencies will be compared to the efficiencies of the collectors when they were first installed in the solar heating plants. The measurements are supplied with inspections of the collectors inclusive investigations of possible corrosion of the copper pipes of the absorbers of the collectors. It is shown that from 2002 to 2007 the thermal performance of solar collector has been increased by 29%, 39%, 55% and 80% for a mean solar collector fluid temperature of 40?C, 60°C, 80°C and 100°C respectively due to improvement of the collector design. The test of the two collectors shows that due to aging the Ottrupgård collector has a yearly thermal performance which is 4% lower than for the collector tested in 1991 for a solar collector fluid temperature of 45°C, while the Marstal collector has a yearly thermal performance which is 1% lower than the collector tested in 1991. With an increase of the solar collector fluid temperature to 60°C, the yearly thermal performance of the Ottrupgård collector and the Marstal collector is respectively 11% and 10% lower than the collector tested in 1991.

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Longevity characteristics of flat solar water-heating collectors in hot-water-supply systems. Part 1. Procedure for calculating collector thermal output  

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A procedure for calculating longevity indices (daily and monthly variations and, hence, annual thermal output) of flat solar water-heating collectors, amount of conditional fuel saved per year by using solar energy, and cost of solar fuel and thermal energy generated in hot-water-supply systems is described. (authors)

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Theoretical study of the striped collector  

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A striped collector is a wall probe designed to measure the rate at which a plasma is lost to the containing wall. It is composed of a series of conducting stripes, separated by insulating material in between. Alternate stripes are biased together at the same potential. The collector, due to its periodic structure, possesses a self-shielding property with regard to the potential difference imposed between the stripes, thus minimizing the perturbation a large probe may produce in a plasma. The I--V characteristic measured with the collector is a plot of the current versus the potential difference between consecutive stripes. The purpose of this paper is to enable one to deduce the value of the plasma loss flux from the I--V characteristic measured with a floating striped collector, for both an unmagnetized and a strongly magnetized plasma

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Performance of a solar-thermal collector  

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Possible means of achieving the technology required for field application of solar thermal power systems are discussed. Simplifications in construction techniques as well as in measurement techniques for parabolic trough collectors are described. Actual measurement data is also given.

Higa, W. H.

1975-01-01

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Optical performance of LPP multilayer collector mirrors  

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The usable power and the collector optics lifetime of high-power extreme ultraviolet light sources at 13.5 nm are considered as the major challenges in the transitioning of EUV lithography from the current pre-production phase to high volume manufacturing. We give a detailed performance summary of the large ellipsoidal multilayer collector mirrors used in Cymer's laser-produced plasma extreme ultraviolet light sources. In this paper we present the optical performance - reflectance and wavelength - of the multilayer-coated ellipsoidal collectors as well as a novel approach for the roughness characterization of large EUV mirror optics based on light scattering measurements at 442 nm. We also describe the optical performance and characteristics during operation of the light source and the substantial increase of collector lifetime by the implementation of new coating designs.

Feigl, Torsten; Perske, Marco; Pauer, Hagen; Fiedler, Tobias; Yulin, Sergiy; Trost, Marcus; Schröder, Sven; Duparré, Angela; Kaiser, Norbert; Tünnermann, Andreas; Böwering, Norbert R.; Ershov, Alex I.; Hoffmann, Kay; La Fontaine, Bruno; Cummings, Kevin D.

2012-03-01

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Performance studies of tubular flat plate collectors  

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Computations have been performed for flat plate efficiency factor, heat removal factor, heat gained by fluid for different materials used for the tubes and fins of flat plate tubular solar collectors. 3 refs, 17 figs, 4 tabs

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Technical and economical assessment of integrated collector storage solar water heaters  

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Solar water heating implementation has as effect greenhouse gas emission reduction. Romanian solar collector market and solar technologies implementation are not yet developed because the market is dominated by high cost equipment. Due to this, the author deduces that the use of simpler technologies, with lower technical performances, but inferior capital cost, will induce higher solar energy penetration into the market. One of the cheapest solutions for solar water heating is Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heaters technology. The author purpose an analytical method for technical and economical solar collector's performance assessment. Technical performances of the solar collectors will be compared for different types of ICSSWH's. Systems calculation will be done analytically. The starting point of the estimation is the heat balance on solar collector's boundary. Using heat transfer equation, energy fluxes and equipment efficiencies during collection and store time can be calculated. Technical performances for market existing solar collectors will be reminded. The paper conclusions are valuable for solar hot water design. (author)

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Foldable Frame Supporting Electromagnetic Radiation Collectors  

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The present invention relates to flexible frames supporting electromagnetic radiation collectors, such as antennas, antenna reflectors, deflectors or solar collectors, for celestial or terrestrial applications, which can be folded to be stored and/or transported. The method for stowing deforms the flexible frame into a stressed configuration. Once released from the stressed configuration the flexible frame restores its initial configuration without any external intervention.

Kristensen, Anders Schmidt VBN,

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Transient analysis of a liquid solar collector  

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An unsteady state analysis of a liquid solar collector is presented. The physical parameters, which govern the system, are identified. The governing equations have been solved using the fourth order Runge-Kutta method for various values of the parameters. The analysis is carried out for both stagnant water and flowing water in the collector. The theoretical predictions compare well with available experimental data. (author)

Gyanaprakash, T.; Varadharaju, R.; Yap Chee Kian [University Science Malaysia, Pulau Pinang (MY). Engineering Campus] (and others)

2005-10-01

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Local Reasoning about a Copying Garbage Collector  

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We present a programming language, model, and logic appropriate for implementing and reasoning about a memory management system. We state semantically what is meant by correctness of a copying garbage collector, and employ a variant of the novel separation logics to formally specify partial correctness of Cheney’s copying garbage collector in our program logic. Finally, we prove that our implementation of Cheney’s algorithm meets its specification using the logic we have given and auxiliary variables. Udgivelsesdato: 2008

Torp-Smith, Noah; Birkedal, Lars

2008-01-01

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Ablation of large meteoritic bodies under radiant heating  

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The paper is concerned with the radiation gasdynamic problem of the ablation and deformation of a large cosmic body due to heating by shock layer radiation in the earth atmosphere. The equations of motion for the ablating bodies are analyzed, and the aerodynamic forces and radiant heat flows are calculated simultaneously. Spectral radiation is treated in the diffusive approximation, assuming a locally one-dimensional optical plane layer. Calculation results are presented for three natural cosmic bodies belonging to three different classes (stony and iron meteorites and a snow-ice cometary body).

Chushkin, P. I.; Sharipov, A. K.

1990-12-01

 
 
 
 
281

Radiant science, dark politics: a memoir of the nuclear age  

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The reviewer describes Radiant Science, Dark Politics: A Memoir of the Nuclear Age in contrast to a memoir by James R. Killian, Jr., a contemporary of Kamen. Kamen, co-discoverer of carbon-14 and a valued member of the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, was fired in 1944 and blackballed as a security risk. Rehabilitated by the end of the war, his continued fight against political injustice through the McCarthy era colors the book and, for the reviewer, makes it self-serving. Kamen's later scientific work reflected his desire to work alone rather than in collaboration

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Analysis of super-radiant Smith-Purcell emission  

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Smith-Purcell emission is studied for a system with no incident field or electromagnetic feedback mechanism other than what is provided by the grating itself. A model is developed that analyzes the interaction between the electron beam and the grating electromagnetic modes. The system of equations is solved numerically, demonstrating linear emitted power versus current at low current levels and super-radiant power emission at higher currents. These results are compared to the previously published experimental data, and the model is used to gain some understanding of the physical mechanisms at work

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Incidence angle modifiers in cylindrical solar collector design. Final report, June 1996--May 1997  

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This thesis presents an analysis of the thermal performance of cylindrical solar collectors. A major contributor to performance is optics, the principle focus of this work. A tool used to compute the incidence angle modifiers (IAM`s) for cylindrical solar collectors is presented. The Monte Carlo Method is employed in a Fortran 90 computer code to compute the hemispheric IAM`s of cylindrical solar collectors. Using concentric cylinders, the tubes are modeled with and without back plane reflectors of varying size. The computed IAM`s are verified both analytically and experimentally. Outdoor experiments on an array of cylindrical tubes with various back planes and two different tube spacings are described. Agreement with TRNSYS runs in daily energy gain is excellent. Over the 38 data sets, taken on different days, a maximum error of 11.2% is observed, with an average error of 3%. Heat loss tests, used to calculate an overall heat loss coefficient for the collector, are also described. A parametric variation study is used to illustrate the effect of varying many of the collector parameters. This study provides insight into the significant design parameters for cylindrical solar collectors. This insight is used to analyze the effect of these design parameters on the annual energy delivered by the collector. In addition, a simple cost analysis illustrates the benefits of varying the design parameters. The use of this new program and a detailed Life Cycle Cost analysis are the tools needed for optimizing the design of a cylindrical solar collector. 27 figs., 9 tabs.

Ryan, J.P.

1997-05-01

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Performance evaluation for solar collectors in Taiwan  

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In this paper, the global irradiation observed in Taiwan from 1990 to 1999 was used to estimate the optimal tilt angle for solar collectors. The observed data are resolved into diffusion and beam components, and transformed into instantaneous time frames using mathematical models. The energy gain on installing a single-axis tracked panel as compared to a traditional fixed panel is originally analyzed theoretically. In addition to the observation data, both types of radiation will be taken into account for comparison, i.e. both extraterrestrial radiation and global radiation predicted using empirical models. The results show that the yearly optimal angles for six selected stations are about 0.95 and 0.88 times their latitudes for extraterrestrial and predicted radiation, respectively. All of the observed irradiations are less than the predicted values for all times and stations, consequently resulting in a flatter tilt angle, with a few exceptions in summer. Since Taipei has the lowest clearness index, its yearly optimal angle calculated from observed data shows the greatest discrepancy when compared to its latitude. By employing a tracked panel, the yearly gains calculated from the observed data lie between 14.3% and 25.3%, which is significantly less than those from the extraterrestrial and predicted radiations. (author)

Chang, Tian Pau [Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Nankai University of Technology, Nantou 542 (China)

2009-01-15

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Performance evaluation for solar collectors in Taiwan  

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In this paper, the global irradiation observed in Taiwan from 1990 to 1999 was used to estimate the optimal tilt angle for solar collectors. The observed data are resolved into diffusion and beam components, and transformed into instantaneous time frames using mathematical models. The energy gain on installing a single-axis tracked panel as compared to a traditional fixed panel is originally analyzed theoretically. In addition to the observation data, both types of radiation will be taken into account for comparison, i.e. both extraterrestrial radiation and global radiation predicted using empirical models. The results show that the yearly optimal angles for six selected stations are about 0.95 and 0.88 times their latitudes for extraterrestrial and predicted radiation, respectively. All of the observed irradiations are less than the predicted values for all times and stations, consequently resulting in a flatter tilt angle, with a few exceptions in summer. Since Taipei has the lowest clearness index, its yearly optimal angle calculated from observed data shows the greatest discrepancy when compared to its latitude. By employing a tracked panel, the yearly gains calculated from the observed data lie between 14.3% and 25.3%, which is significantly less than those from the extraterrestrial and predicted radiations

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Unglazed photovoltaic-thermal solar collector in heat pump systems; Unverglaste photovoltaisch-thermische Kollektoren in Waermepumpensystemen  

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Photovoltaic-thermal solar collectors simultaneously produce electricity and heat. The desired temperature levels for the electric and thermal utilization commonly are contrary to each other. In combination with heat pump systems, unglazed photovoltaic-thermal solar collectors offer a promising application due to their low temperature level. Under this aspect, unglazed photovoltaic-thermal solar collectors are investigated in simulation and experiment within a research project at the Institute for Solar Energy Research (Hameln/Emmerthal, Federal Republic of Germany). The authors of the contribution under consideration report on results from the ongoing first year of operation of a pilot plant, measurements of performance on photovoltaic-thermal solar collectors and the developed model for an unglazed photovoltaic-thermal solar collector.

Bertram, E.; Stegmann, M.; Scheuren, J. [Institut fuer Solarenergieforschung GmbH Hameln/Emmerthal (ISFH), Emmerthal (Germany); Rosinski, C.; Kundmueller, K. [GEFGA mbH und Co. KG, Limburg (Germany)

2010-07-01

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Validation of a dynamic model for unglazed collectors including condensation. Application for standardized testing and simulation in TRNSYS and IDA  

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An improved unglazed collector model has been validated for use in TRNSYS and IDA and also for future extension of the EN12975 collector test standard. The basic model is the same as used in the EN12975 test standard in the quasi dynamic performance test method (QDT). In this case with the addition of a condensation term that can handle the operation of unglazed collectors below the dew point of the air. This is very desirable for simulation of recharging of ground source energy systems and direct operation of unglazed collectors together with a heat pump. The basic idea is to have a direct connection between collector testing and system simulation by using the same dynamic model and parameters during testing and simulation. The model together with the parameters will be validated in each test in this way. This work describes the method applied to an unglazed collector operating partly below the dew point under real dynamic weather conditions, for a long period during the autumn 2010. The validation results also show that the model can handle operation of such a collector during the night. This is a common mode of operation for this collector type in a real system.

Perers, Bengt; Kovacs, Peter

2011-01-01

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Testing and thermal modeling of radiant panels systems as commissioning tool  

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This paper presents the results of a study performed to develop a thermal modeling of radiant panels systems to be used in situ, as diagnosis tool in commissioning processes to determine the main operating conditions of the system in cooling or heating mode. The model considers the radiant panels as a finned heat exchanger in dry regime. By using as inputs the ceiling and room dimensions, the radiant ceiling material properties and the measurements of air and water mass flow rates and temperatures, the model is able to calculate the radiant ceiling capacity, ceiling surface average temperature, water exhaust temperature and resultant temperature as a comfort indicator. The modeling proposed considers combined convection, perforation effect and a detailed radiative heat exchange method for radiant ceiling systems. An example of each system considered in this study is shown, illustrating the validation of the model. A sensitive analysis of the model is performed.

Fonseca Diaz, Nestor, E-mail: njfonseca@doct.ulg.ac.b [University of Liege Belgium, Thermodynamics Laboratory, Campus du Sart Tilman, Bat: B49, P33, B-4000 Liege (Belgium); Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica, AA 97 Pereira (Colombia); Cuevas, Cristian [Universidad de Concepcion, Facultad de Ingenieria, Departamento de Ingenieria Mecanica, Casilla 160c Concepcion (Chile)

2010-12-15

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Testing and thermal modeling of radiant panels systems as commissioning tool  

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This paper presents the results of a study performed to develop a thermal modeling of radiant panels systems to be used in situ, as diagnosis tool in commissioning processes to determine the main operating conditions of the system in cooling or heating mode. The model considers the radiant panels as a finned heat exchanger in dry regime. By using as inputs the ceiling and room dimensions, the radiant ceiling material properties and the measurements of air and water mass flow rates and temperatures, the model is able to calculate the radiant ceiling capacity, ceiling surface average temperature, water exhaust temperature and resultant temperature as a comfort indicator. The modeling proposed considers combined convection, perforation effect and a detailed radiative heat exchange method for radiant ceiling systems. An example of each system considered in this study is shown, illustrating the validation of the model. A sensitive analysis of the model is performed.

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A Series of Supramolecular Complexes for Solar Energy Conversion via Water Reduction to Produce Hydrogen: An Excited State Kinetic Analysis of Ru(II,Rh(III,Ru(II Photoinitiated Electron Collectors  

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Full Text Available Mixed-metal supramolecular complexes have been designed that photochemically absorb solar light, undergo photoinitiated electron collection and reduce water to produce hydrogen fuel using low energy visible light. This manuscript describes these systems with an analysis of the photophysics of a series of six supramolecular complexes, [{(TL2Ru(dpp}2RhX2](PF65 with TL = bpy, phen or Ph2phen with X = Cl or Br. The process of light conversion to a fuel requires a system to perform a number of complicated steps including the absorption of light, the generation of charge separation on a molecular level, the reduction by one and then two electrons and the interaction with the water substrate to produce hydrogen. The manuscript explores the rate of intramolecular electron transfer, rate of quenching of the supramolecules by the DMA electron donor, rate of reduction of the complex by DMA from the 3MLCT excited state, as well as overall rate of reduction of the complex via visible light excitation. Probing a series of complexes in detail exploring the variation of rates of important reactions as a function of sub-unit modification provides insight into the role of each process in the overall efficiency of water reduction to produce hydrogen. The kinetic analysis shows that the complexes display different rates of excited state reactions that vary with TL and halide. The role of the MLCT excited state is elucidated by this kinetic study which shows that the 3MLCT state and not the 3MMCT is likely that key contributor to the photoreduction of these complexes. The kinetic analysis of the excited state dynamics and reactions of the complexes are important as this class of supramolecules behaves as photoinitiated electron collectors and photocatalysts for the reduction of water to hydrogen.

Shamindri M. Arachchige

2011-12-01

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Heat transfer in a low latitude flat-plate solar collector  

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Full Text Available Study of rate of heat transfer in a flat-plate solar collector is the main subject of this paper. Measurements of collector and working fluid temperatures were carried out for one year covering the harmattan and rainy seasons in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, which is situated at the latitude of 4.858oN and longitude of 8.372oE. Energy balance equations for heat exchanger were employed to develop a mathematical model which relates the working fluid temperature with the vital collector geometric and physical design parameters. The exit fluid temperature was used to compute the rate of heat transfer to the working fluid and the efficiency of the transfer. The optimum fluid temperatures obtained for the harmattan, rainy and yearly (or combined seasons were: 317.4, 314.9 and 316.2 [K], respectively. The corresponding insolation utilized were: 83.23, 76.61 and 79.92 [W/m2], respectively, with the corresponding mean collector efficiency of 0.190, 0.205 and 0.197 [-], respectively. The working fluid flowrate, the collector length and the range of time that gave rise to maximum results were: 0.0093 [kg/s], 2.0 [m] and 12PM - 13.00PM, respectively. There was good agreement between the computed and the measured working fluid temperatures. The results obtained are useful for the optimal design of the solar collector and its operations.

Oko C.O.C.

2012-01-01

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High-performance carbon-based supercapacitors using Al current-collector with conformal carbon coating  

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Al current-collector with porous surface is coated with a conformal carbon (C) layer via a chemical vapor deposition process in CH4 at 600 deg. C. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis indicates that the coating process leads to the replacement of native aluminum oxide with a composite coating consisting of an Al4C3 interfacial layer and a C top layer. Activated C-based supercapacitors employing the resulting C-coated Al current-collectors have exhibited remarkably enhanced high-rate performance, and the enhancement can be attributed to two accounts. Firstly, the current-collector/active-layer interface resistance is reduced due to removal of the insulating oxide layer and improved adhesion of the active-layer on the current-collector. Secondly, the presence of the conducting C layer shortens the effective current conduction distance from the solid-electrolyte interface to the current-collector, leading to reduced charge-transfer resistance within the active-layer. Combining the C-coated Al current-collector with a C fiber active-layer that contains a large mesoporous pore volume (0.4 cm3 g-1) has resulted in high-performance supercapacitors that exhibit, for instance, a cell specific energy of 18 Wh Kg-1 at 25 deg. C or 7 Wh Kg-1 at -10 deg. C under a cell specific power of 25 KW Kg-1.

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Developing simulation application using graphical programing language for optimization of solar collector position  

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The sun radiation is the main energy input for the solar collectors. Thus the tilt greatly influences on the performance of solar collectors. Maximum output can be obtained if they are installed at an optimum tilt or have track the sun path in order to minimize the incident angle. In this paper, a mathematical models for the sun radiation are implemented into simulation applications by which is determined solar radiation incident on an inclined surface, optimized the tilt angles for each month, season, year, for collectors with and without tracking mechanism . Simulation application as input use global solar radiation data for solar collectors located in areas with latitude of 41.12° and longitude of 20.8° such as Ohrid, Macedonia. Results from the optimization indicates that for solar collector with fixed position the optimal tilt angle is 30° inclined from the horizontal, and considered by seasons, for winter months optimal tilt is 50° and for summer months 20°. Deviations of ± 5° are allowed from optimal tilt angles since they don’t affect on the total solar radiation gains with more than 1%. One axis tracking solar collector systems are recommended to track the azimuth angle inclined on angle of 50° from the horizontal. Two axis tracking system which generally use azimuth tracking together with tilt-roll tracking mechanism can provide harvesting of 2354 kWh/m2 solar radiation per year. (Author)

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Two new designs of parabolic solar collectors  

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Full Text Available In this work, two new compound parabolic trough and dish solar collectors are presented with their working principles. First, the curves of mirrors are defined and the mathematical formulation as one analytical method is used to trace the sun rays and recognize the focus point. As a result of the ray tracing, the distribution of heat flux around the inner wall can be reached. Next, the heat fluxes are calculated versus several absorption coefficients. These heat flux distributions around absorber tube are functions of angle in polar coordinate system. Considering, the achieved heat flux distribution are used as a thermal boundary condition. After that, Finite Volume Methods (FVM are applied for simulation of absorber tube. The validation of solving method is done by comparing with Dudley's results at Sandia National Research Laboratory. Also, in order to have a good comparison between LS-2 and two new designed collectors, some of their parameters are considered equal with together. These parameters are consist of: the aperture area, the measures of tube geometry, the thermal properties of absorber tube, the working fluid, the solar radiation intensity and the mass flow rate of LS-2 collector are applied for simulation of the new presented collectors. After the validation of the used numerical models, this method is applied to simulation of the new designed models. Finally, the outlet results of new designed collector are compared with LS-2 classic collector. Obviously, the obtained results from the comparison show the improving of the new designed parabolic collectors efficiency. In the best case-study, the improving of efficiency are about 10% and 20% for linear and convoluted models respectively.

Karimi Sadaghiyani Omid

2014-01-01

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Collector for detection of ions, electrons and neutral particles of laser plasma  

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A collector for measuring ion and electron current as well as neutral particle energy of laser plasma in one and the same angular aperture is described. Good agreement of the results of measuring ion signals of the collector with ionic current of the Faraday cylinder, which permits to carry out absolute measurements is found. A technique for measuring ion mass-charge mean ratio is suggested. Data on the energy of ions and neutral particles in plasma as well as estimations of energy carried away by fast electrons are presented

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Comparação dos métodos de Atenuação de Energia Radiante e Titulométrico para a determinação de Etanol no sangue - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v25i2.2165 A comparison of Radiative Energy Attenuation and Titrimetric methods for the analysis of ethanol in blood - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v25i2.2165  

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Full Text Available A determinação de álcool no sangue foi avaliada através da comparação de duas técnicas analíticas, o método de atenuação de energia radiante (AER e o método titulométrico (TIT. A sensibilidade do AER foi de 0,4g/L e por TIT de 0,1g/L. A curva padrão de etanol foi linear até 2,5g/L e 4,0g/L para os métodos AER e TIT, respectivamente. O coeficiente de variação intra-série foi de 1,5% a 3,9% e de 0,6% a 3,2%, sendo que o coeficiente de variação inter-série foi de 2,5% a 12,8% e de 0% a 3,3% para os métodos AER e TIT, respectivamente. Os testes de recuperação apresentaram os seguintes resultados, 105% para o método AER e 88% para o método TIT. Em 70 amostras estudadas, o coeficiente de correlação (r foi de 0,9681 e o resultado do teste-t de Student foi de -1,294, demonstrando que os métodos se correlacionam bem.The alcohol determination in the blood was evaluated through the comparison of two analytical techniques, the method of radiative energy attenuation (REA and the chemical titration method (TIT. The sensibility of REA was 0.4g/L and of TIT was 0.1g/L. The curve standard of etanol was linear up to 2.5g/L and 4.0g/L for methods REA and TIT, respectively. The coefficient of variation was 1.5% to 3.9% and 0.6% to 3.2% in the same day, and day-to-day coefficient of variation was 2.5% to 12.8% and 0% to 3.3% for methods REA and TIT, respectively. The tests of recovery presented the following results, 105% for REA and 88% for TIT. In 70 studied samples, the coefficient of correlation (r was 0,9681 and the result of the test-t of Student was -1,294.

Miguel Machinski Junior

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Experimental performance characterization of line-focus collectors  

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To be able to predict accurately the performance of a specific solar collector in a given environment, its performance must first be characterized over the range of conditions under which the collector is expected to operate. In the present paper, collector performance models are developed for parabolic-trough and compound-parabolic-type concentrating collectors. Experimental collector-performance data from Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and Wyle Laboratories (Huntsville, Alabama) are used in a multiple-linear-regression analysis to identify significant independent variables and refine the collector-performance models. The refined collector-performance models are used to characterize performance of three different parabolic-trough collectors and two different compound-parabolic collectors, with good correlations between modeled and experimental performance.

Lukens, L. L.

1983-11-01

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Energy detection method and apparatus  

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A method is described of detecting neutrinos comprising the steps of irradiating a material with the neutrinos to cause coherent stimulated emission of radiant energy fields in the material in response to the material being irradiated by the neutrinos, and detecting the coherent radiant energy fields

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Experimental investigation and thermodynamic performance analysis of a solar dryer using an evacuated-tube air collector  

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Highlights: ? We evaluate an evacuated-tube solar air collector and use it to develop a novel dryer. ? Apple, carrot and apricot thin-layer drying experiments are conducted. ? Best overall fitting among several available thin-layer drying models is pursued. ? Thermodynamic analysis yields optimal collector area, energy utilization/exergy loss. ? The proposed dryer has a capacity for drying larger quantities of products. -- Abstract: The present work presents a thermodynamic performance analysis of a solar dryer with an evacuated-tube collector. Drying experiments for apples, carrots and apricots were conducted, after a preliminary stage of the investigation which included measurements for the determination of the collector efficiency. These results showed that the warm outlet air of the collector attains temperature levels suitable for drying of agricultural products without the need of preheating. Thus, the present collector was used as the heat source for a drying chamber in the frame of the development of a novel, convective, indirect solar dryer; given the fact that in the literature there are only a few studies about this type of collectors in conjunction with solar drying applications. Thin-layer drying models were fitted to the experimental drying curves, including the recent model of Diamante et al. which showed good correlation coefficients for all the tested products. Drying parameters such as moisture ratio and drying rates were calculated. Furthermore, an energetic/exergetic analysis of the dryer was also conducted and performance coefficients such as pick-up and exergy efficiencies, energy utilization ratio, exergy losses were determined for several configurations such as single and double-trays and several drying air velocities. On the other hand, an optimal collector surface area study was conducted, based on laws for minimum entropy generation. Design parameters such as optimum collector area were determined based on the minimum entropy generation number. The mass flow number, along with the maximum collector and fluid exit temperatures were studied in relation to the minimum entropy generation. The energy/exergy analysis proposed, provides a useful tool for the evaluation of this type of collectors regarding their effectiveness as part of a solar drying system. Moreover, the results of the present study showed that the proposed solar dryer has a capacity for drying larger quantities of the products than those considered (in the frame of the experimental study) given the high efficiency of the collector. In general, the proposed system provides an interesting option for the penetration of this type of collectors in large-scale applications in the agricultural and industrial sector.

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CISBAT 2007 - Solar collectors (heat and electricity)  

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This is the third part of the proceedings of the 2007 CISBAT conference on Renewables in a changing climate, held in Lausanne, Switzerland. On the subject of Building and urban integration of renewables the following oral contributions are summarised: 'Facade integration of solar thermal collectors: present and future', 'Long term experiences with a versatile PV in roof system', 'Development of a design and performance prediction tool for the ground source heat pump and underground thermal storage system', 'Hygrothermal performance of earth-to-air heat exchanger: long-term data evaluation and short-term simulation' as well as 'The real cost of heating your home: a comparative assessment of home energy systems with external costs'. Poster-sessions on the subject include 'Central solar heating plants with seasonal heat storage', 'Analysis of forced convection for evaporative air flow and heat transfer in PV cooling channels', 'Renewable energy technology in Mali: constraints and options for a sustainable development', 'Effect of duct width in ducted photovoltaic facades', 'Design and actual measurement of a ground source heat pump system using steel foundation piles as ground heat exchangers', 'Development of an integrated water-water heat pump unit for low energy house and its application', 'PV effect in multilayer cells and blending of fullerene/poly (3-hexylthiophene) and phthalocyanine having NIR charge transfer absorption band', 'CdTe photovoltaic systems - an alternative energetic', 'Integration of renewable energy sources in a town, examples in Grenoble', 'A prospective analysis method for the conception of solar integration solutions in buildings' and 'Energy and aesthetic improvements for building integration of cost effective solar energy systems'. Further groups of presentations at the conference are reported on in separate database records. An index of authors completes the proceedings.

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A new Parabolic-Trough-Collector. Design, test programme and results; Neuer Parabolrinnen-Kollektor. Design, Testprogramm und Ergebnisse  

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A new generation Parabolic-Trough Solar-Collector was developed by Neue Energie Verbund (NEVAG). The collector was build and tested. This report gives a brief description of the design and the test programme and show some results. [German] Die Neue Energie Verbund AG (NEVAG) hat einen Parabolrinnen-Solarkollektor der neuen Generation entwickelt. Ein entsprechender Versuchskollektor wurde gebaut und getestet. Der Beitrag beschreibt das Design des Kollektors und gibt einen Ueberblick ueber das Testprogramm und dessen Ergebnisse.

Stryk, A. [DLR Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Stuttgart (Germany); Goebel, O. [Lahmeyer International, Bad Vilbel (Germany). Bereich Energie

2001-07-01

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Method of evaluation of solar collector cost under fuel price change  

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When we take into account the problems of large-scale use of solar energy, the matters of economic perspectives of solar plants in the future become vital. We present the method on whose basis evaluation of the cost of solar collectors is performed taking into account the change in the fuel prices. The method is based on the approach to evaluation of the cost of energy generated by the solar plants offered previously by the authors. Assuming that the components of expenditures for production are not changed, we obtained that the cost of solar collectors will grow, at approximately the same ratio as the growth of the prices for fuel (energy). Thus, the problem of creation of the economically effective solar collectors should be solved already today, at the existing prices for materials and fuel. At present, it is assumed that competitiveness of the solar plants will increase with the growth of the fuel prices. (authors)

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Experimental and theoretical development of a thermal design tool for radiant domestic stoves. Paper no. IGEC-1-003  

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A steady-state space radiant heat model and a stove combustion model are developed to simulate the heat exchanges between various surfaces in the room and the stove and stack surfaces, assuming stiochiometric combustion inside the stove and the exhaust gases flow out through the stack by natural convection. The space heat model calculates the fuel consumption, the stove, stack temperatures, and the mass flow rate of exhaust gases, and provides an opportunity to study energy efficiency of stove, while satisfying the constraints of thermal comfort. Fanger (1982) model and a radiation exchange model between various surfaces of the space, the thermal building energy balance, and stove combustion process is applied to determine the mean radiant temperature (MRT) and the extent of thermal comfort as determined by predicted mean vote (PMV). The overall model is validated by performing experiments in a room placed inside controlled outdoor environment. The room is heated using a common domestic stove for rural areas of Lebanon. The measured MRT, the average room temperature, the wall surfaces temperatures agreed within ±7% of values predicted by the numerical model. A parametric study using the developed models reveals that the values of MRT and PMV depend strongly on the position of the radiant stove heater and stack with respect to the cold window and the occupant location. It is shown that it is possible to save up to 15% in fuel consumption of the stove by changing the stove position in the room with respect to the window and to the person, while maintaining the same level of comfort. (author)

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Non-destructive component separation using infrared radiant energy  

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A method for separating a first component and a second component from one another at an adhesive bond interface between the first component and second component. Typically the method involves irradiating the first component with infrared radiation from a source that radiates substantially only short wavelengths until the adhesive bond is destabilized, and then separating the first component and the second component from one another. In some embodiments an assembly of components to be debonded is placed inside an enclosure and the assembly is illuminated from an IR source that is external to the enclosure. In some embodiments an assembly of components to be debonded is simultaneously irradiated by a multi-planar array of IR sources. Often the IR radiation is unidirectional. In some embodiments the IR radiation is narrow-band short wavelength infrared radiation.

Simandl, Ronald F. (Knoxville, TN); Russell, Steven W. (Knoxville, TN); Holt, Jerrid S. (Knoxville, TN); Brown, John D. (Harriman, TN)

2011-03-01

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Camera system with array of radiant energy detectors  

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A gamma camera has an array of photodetectors arranged to produce a current pulse in response to a flash light produced by a scintillator in response to an incident gamma ray photon. Said current pulse is passed to an integrator which produces a voltage which rises from an initial reference level, to a peak level, said peak level being representative of the charge in the current pulse. The output of the integrator is reset by a circuit to the initial reference level a predetermined time after the production of the current pulse, thereby enabling each integrator to respond to the next current pulse produced by succeeding gamma ray photons. (author)

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Simulation of solar lithium bromide-water absorption cooling system with parabolic trough collector  

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Ahwaz is one of the sweltering cities in Iran where an enormous amount of energy is being consumed to cool residential places in a year. The aim of this research is to simulate a solar single effect lithium bromide-water absorption cooling system in Ahwaz. The solar energy is absorbed by a horizontal N-S parabolic trough collector and stored in an insulated thermal storage tank. The system has been designed to supply the cooling load of a typical house where the cooling load peak is about 17.5 kW (5 tons of refrigeration), which occurs in July. A thermodynamic model has been used to simulate the absorption cycle. The working fluid is water, which is pumped directly to the collector. The results showed that the collector mass flow rate has a negligible effect on the minimum required collector area, but it has a significant effect on the optimum capacity of the storage tank. The minimum required collector area was about 57.6 m{sup 2}, which could supply the cooling loads for the sunshine hours of the design day for July. The operation of the system has also been considered after sunset by saving solar energy. (author)

Mazloumi, M.; Naghashzadegan, M.; Javaherdeh, K. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Guilan University, P.O. Box 3756, Rasht (Iran)

2008-10-15

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Simulation of solar lithium bromide-water absorption cooling system with parabolic trough collector  

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Ahwaz is one of the sweltering cities in Iran where an enormous amount of energy is being consumed to cool residential places in a year. The aim of this research is to simulate a solar single effect lithium bromide-water absorption cooling system in Ahwaz. The solar energy is absorbed by a horizontal N-S parabolic trough collector and stored in an insulated thermal storage tank. The system has been designed to supply the cooling load of a typical house where the cooling load peak is about 17.5 kW (5 tons of refrigeration), which occurs in July. A thermodynamic model has been used to simulate the absorption cycle. The working fluid is water, which is pumped directly to the collector. The results showed that the collector mass flow rate has a negligible effect on the minimum required collector area, but it has a significant effect on the optimum capacity of the storage tank. The minimum required collector area was about 57.6 m2, which could supply the cooling loads for the sunshine hours of the design day for July. The operation of the system has also been considered after sunset by saving solar energy

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Modelling and analysis of a heating system for industrial application, using flat-plate solar-collectors with single and double cover glasses  

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A calculational methodology for dimensioning a flat-plate solar-collector arrangement, which fulfils the energy requirement of a heat transfer system in one of the steps of the uranium recovery process, from the uranium-phosphorus ore at Itataia, Ceara, in Brazil. The PROSOL-1 and PROSOL-2 computer codes for determining the total area required by collector arrangement-with single and double cover glasses, respectively- taking into account the system design and meteorological conditions of the regions, were used. These codes optimize the series/parallel arranges of collectors in the whole complex and, determine the water flow in each system and the average efficiency of the collector arrangement. The technical and economical feasibility for both collector arrangement with single and double cover glasses, were verified. It was concluded that, the last one is more advantageous, allowing a reduction of 30% in the total collector area. (M.C.K.)

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Comparative Study: Garbage Collector in OODBMS  

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Full Text Available This paper addresses the use of garbage collectors for efficient garbage collection in a large object-oriented database. The OODB is partitioned and grouped independently by using information about inter-partition references. This maintains the information on disk so that it can be recovered after any kind of crash like disk failure. We have discussed the part of garbage collector responsibility for maintaining information about inter-partition references and how they work during the transaction call. This paper also contains the comparison between the garbage collector to identify the problem in maintaining the transaction call for large dataset and a proposed solution so that uninterrupted process can be made.

Abhay Kumar 1

2014-06-01

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Experimental and analytical investigation of intermittent flame effect on radiant emission for pool fires  

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The radiation plays an important role in the fire protection safety of equipments, especially for cable trays in switchgear rooms of a nuclear power plant. Therefore, many research works had been focused on the radiant heat emitted from a fire over the last decades. The radiant heat is essentially emitted from both the persistent and intermittent flames. However, no previous studies had investigated this heat contributed from the intermittent flame. Therefore, experimental and analytical works are proposed in this paper to investigate the effect of intermittent flame on the radiant heat. Based on the experimental measurements for a 30 cm pool fire, at least 36% of total radiant heat is emitted from the intermittent flame, demonstrating the significance of its contribution of the radiant heat. In addition, a new analytical radiant model is also proposed herein, which considers the intermittent flame effect, the flame oscillation characteristics and the smoke contribution. Compared with the experimental data for the pool fires with the diameters of 14-38 cm, the distributions of radiant heat fluxes predicted by the present analytical model show good agreement qualitatively and quantitatively. The relative errors between experiments and predictions are less than about 10%.

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Experience with building integrated solar collectors; Erfaring med bygningsintegrerte solfangere  

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The main objective of the research 'Zero Emission Buildings' ZEB is to develop products and solutions that provide buildings with zero greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production, operation and disposal. Can we make this happen must the building produce more energy than it needs to compensate for greenhouse gas emissions from the production of materials and the actual construction.To build up knowledge on experience with building integrated solar collectors in Norway, we have in this study made interviews with suppliers and manufacturers of solar collectors and some building owners. Since the focus is on climate shell, we have limited the study to include solar collectors to replace a part of the cladding or roofing. Construction upstairs roofing, outside facade or freestanding rack is not considered as building integrated in this context. The providers we have been in contact with appeals to slightly different parts of the market. This is reflected in the product's development, assembly and approach to the calculation of energy delivery. Overall, providers may offer a range of products suitable for both the professional and skilled carpenter, the interested 'man in the street' . The feedback we have received shows generally good experiences with the product and the installation. Because of the preliminary short operating periods of the investigated plants we have little data on energy supply from these plants. In summary, we can say that the knowledge and the products are available and it is up to use to use them.(Author)

Simonsen, Ingeborg; Time, Berit; Andresen, Inger

2011-07-01

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Entangled States and Super-radiant Phase Transition  

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The Dicke spin-boson model is composed by a single bosonic mode and an ensemble of $N$ identical two-level atoms. Assuming thermal equilibrium with a reservoir at temperature $\\beta^{-1}$, we consider the situation where the coupling between the bosonic mode and the atoms generates resonant and non-resonant processes. The thermodynamic of the model is investigated. Next we introduce dipole-dipole interaction between the atoms. We investigate the transition from fluorescent to super-radiant phase and the quantum phase transition in a situation where the dipole-dipole interaction between the atoms generates entangled states in the atomic system. We proved that, the critical behavior is not modified by the introduction of the dipole-dipole interaction.

Alcalde, M Aparicio; Svaiter, N F; Bezerra, V B

2009-01-01

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Radiant-and-plasma technology for coal processing  

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Full Text Available Radiant-and-plasma technology for coal processing is presented in the article. Thermodynamic computation and experiments on plasma processing of bituminous coal preliminary electron-beam activated were fulfilled in comparison with plasma processing of the coal. Positive influence of the preliminary electron-beam activation of coal on synthesis gas yield was found. Experiments were carried out in the plasma gasifier of 100 kW power. As a result of the measurements of material and heat balance of the process gave the following integral indicators: weight-average temperature of 2200-2300 K, and carbon gasification degree of 82,4-83,2%. Synthesis gas yield at thermochemical preparation of raw coal dust for burning was 24,5% and in the case of electron-beam activation of coal synthesis gas yield reached 36,4%, which is 48% higher.

Vladimir Messerle

2012-12-01

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Simulación numerica de hornos de combustíon equipados con quemadores radiantes  

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Full Text Available Simulations of combustion furnaces equipped with radiant burners are usually done assuming the presence of fully developed burning gases in the burners’ outlet. This assumption minimizes the computational cost of simulating hundreds of burners. However, it involves simulating a furnace where the development of combustion reactions is not taken into account, and the interaction of the geometry of the burners with the flow and temperature profiles inside the firebox is not considered. This work seeks to support the above simplification by comparing its impact to a methodology that gets closer to the actual operation of a furnace with hundreds of burners and makes it possible to model the combustion process. Results show that the simulations differ in wall temperatures, the power that reaches the load and the efficiency of firebox in: 1 K, 0.07 MW, and 0.3%.

Andrés Arrieta-Burgos

2011-06-01

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A Long Term Test of Differently Designed Evacuated Tubular Collectors  

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During three years seven differently designed evacuated tubular collectors (ETCs) utilizing solar radiation from all directions have been investigated experimentally. The evacuated tubular solar collectors investigated include one SLL all-glass ETC from Tshinghua Solar Co. Ltd, four heat pipe ETCs and one direct flow ETC from Sunda Technolgoy Co. Ltd and one all-glass ETC with heat pipe from Exoheat AB. The collectors have been investigated side-by-side in an outdoor test facility for a long period. During the measurements, the operating conditions – such as weather conditions and temperature of the inlet fluid to the collectors have been the same for all collectors. The volume flow rate through each of the collectors is adjusted so that the mean solar collector fluid temperature has been the same for all collectors. Thus a direct performance comparison is possible. The side-by-side tests were carried out with different mean solar collector fluid temperatures and in different seasons of the year. The results of the measurements are presented in this paper. The influence of the mean solar collector fluid temperature on the thermal performance of the different collector designs will be discussed. Further, the collector performances are compared for different times of the year and it is illustrated how the performance of the different collector types depends on weather conditions.

Fan, Jianhua; Dragsted, Janne

2008-01-01

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SELECTIVE ABSORBER COATED FOILS FOR SOLAR COLLECTORS  

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Solar absorber metal foils are discussed in terms of materials and basic processing science. Also included is the use of finished heavy sheet stock for direct fabrication of solar collector panels. Both the adhesives and bonding methods for foils and sheet are surveyed. Developmental and representative commercial foils are used as illustrative examples. As a result it was found that foils can compete economically with batch plating but are limited by adhesive temperature stability. Also absorber foils are very versatile and direct collector fabrication from heavy foils appears very promising.

Lampert, Carl M.

1980-04-01

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Qualification test and analysis report: solar collectors  

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Test results show that the Owens-Illinois Sunpak/sup TM/ Model SEC 601 air-cooled collector meets the national standards and codes as defined in the Subsystem Performance Specification and Verification Plan of NASA/MSFC Contract NAS8-32259, dated October 28, 1976. The architectural and engineering firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls, Detroit, Michigan, acted in the capacity of the independent certification agency. The program calls for the development, fabrication, qualification and delivery of an air-liquid solar collector for solar heating, combined heating and cooling, and/or hot water systems.

1978-12-01

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Human response to local convective and radiant cooling in a warm environment.  

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The response of 24 human subjects to local convective cooling, radiant cooling, and combined radiant and convective cooling was studied at 28°C and 50% relative humidity. The local cooling devices used were (1) a tabletop cooling fan, (2) personalized ventilation providing a stream of clean air, (3) radiant panels below and above the desk in front of the desk occupant, and (4) the same two radiant panels but with small fans blowing room air toward the upper panel to be cooled and redirected toward the person. A reference condition without cooling was also tested. The cooling devices significantly (p<0.05) improved subjects’ thermal comfort compared to the condition without cooling. The acceptability of the thermal environment was similar for all cooling devices. The acceptability of air movement and perceived air quality increased when local cooling methods were used. The best results were achieved with personalized ventilation or the tabletop fan. Only minimal improvement in perceived air quality was reported when the radiant panel was used alone, indicating that in a warm environment, local convective cooling is superior to local radiant cooling as a means of improving perceived air quality. The intensity of the reported sick building syndrome symptoms increased during the exposure time, with or without cooling devices in operation. Air movement had very little effect on sick building syndrome symptoms, but they increased when the pollution level was high. The lowest prevalence of symptoms was reported with personalized ventilation and with the radiant panel with attached fans, which also caused subjects to report less fatigue. Sick building syndrome symptoms increased most when the tabletop fan, generating movement of polluted room air, was in operation. The temperature of the inhaled air rather than any local cooling of the head was associated with sick building syndrome symptoms, although this needs further study. The most preferred cooling method was personalized ventilation for six subjects, fan for eight subjects, and radiant panel (or radiant panel + fans) for nine subjects.

Melikov, Arsen Krikor; Krejcirikova, Barbora

2013-01-01

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Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector Project Management Plan  

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As the consumption of energy increases, its impact on ambient air quality has become a significant concern. Recent studies indicate that fine particles from coal combustion cause health problems as well as atmospheric visibility impairment. These problems are further compounded by the concentration of hazardous trace elements such as mercury, cadmium, selenium, and arsenic in fine particles. Therefore, a current need exists to develop superior, but economical, methods to control emissions of fine particles. Since most of the toxic metals present in coal will be in particulate form, a high level of fine- particle collection appears to be the best method of overall air toxics control. However, over 50% of mercury and a portion of selenium emissions are in vapor form and cannot be collected in particulate control devices. Therefore, this project will focus on developing technology not only to provide ultrahigh collection efficiency of particulate air toxic emissions, but also to capture vapor- phase trace metals such as mercury and selenium. Currently, the primary state-of-the-art technologies for particulate control are fabric filters (baghouses) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). However, they both have limitations that prevent them from achieving ultrahigh collection of fine particulate matter and vapor-phase trace metals. The objective of this project is to develop a highly reliable advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC) that can provide > 99.99 % particulate collection efficiency for all particle sizes between 0.01 and 50 14m, is applicable for use with all U.S. coals, and is cost-0443competitive with existing technologies. Phase I of the project is organized into three tasks: Task I - Project Management, Reporting, and Subcontract Consulting Task 2 - Modeling, Design, and Construction of 200-acfm AHPC Model Task 3 - Experimental Testing and Subcontract Consulting

Miller, S.J.

1995-11-01

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Lightweight, low-cost solar energy collector  

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A lightweight solar concentrator of the reflecting parabolic or trough type is realized via a thin reflecting film, an inflatable structural housing and tensioned fibers. The reflector element itself is a thin, flexible, specularly-reflecting sheet or film. The film is maintained in the parabolic trough shape by means of a plurality of identical tensioned fibers arranged to be parallel to the longitudinal axis of the parabola. Fiber ends are terminated in two identical spaced anchorplates, each containing a plurality of holes which lie on the desired parabolic contour. In a preferred embodiment, these fibers are arrayed in pairs with one fiber contacting the front side of the reflecting film and the other contacting the back side of the reflecting film. The reflective surface is thereby slidably captured between arrays of fibers which control the shape and position of the reflective film. Gas pressure in the inflatable housing generates fiber tension to achieve a truer parabolic shape.

Hochberg, Eric B. (Inventor); Costen, Michael K. (Inventor)

2006-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Experimental investigation and analysis on a concentrating solar collector using linear Fresnel lens  

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A concentrating solar collector based on linear Fresnel lens is investigated experimentally in this paper. This solar collector is expected to acquire a higher thermal efficiency at a relatively high temperature level than the commonly used flat-plate or evacuated tube solar collectors. Experimental results show that the thermal efficiency is about 50% when the conversion temperature (water) is 90 deg. C. The test shows that the indication of lost energy is 0.578 W/m2 K, which is much smaller than that of commonly used evacuated tube solar collector without concentrating. In order to make analysis, a mathematical model for evacuated tube absorber heated by linear Fresnel lens has been built. The validation shows that the model agrees with the experimental data well. The analysis indicates that Fresnel lens collector with evacuated tube absorber has good efficiency (50%) in clear day even when the conversion temperature approaches 200 deg. C. The influence of ambient conditions and the percent of different types of energy loss, etc., are also analyzed.

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Field Experiments of PV-Thermal Collectors for Residential Application in Bangkok  

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Full Text Available This study presents experimental results on Photovoltaic-thermal (PVT solar systems, the commercial photovoltaic (PV panels used as solar absorbers in PVT collectors, which are amorphous and multi-crystalline silicon. Testing was done with outdoor experiments in the climate of Bangkok corresponding to energy consumption behavior of medium size Thai families. The experimental results show that the thermal recovery of amorphous silicon PVT collector is almost the same as that of multi-crystalline silicon PVT collectors while electricity generation of multi crystalline silicon PVT is 1.2 times as much as that of amorphous silicon PVT. The maximum of heat gain from the PVT systems were obtained in March in summer. It was found that PVT collectors of unit area annually produced 1.1 × 103 kWh/m2 .year of heat and 55–83 kWh/m2.year of electricity, respectively. The results show that annual average solar factor of hot water supply is 0.45 for unit collector area. Economical evaluation based on energy costs in Thailand was conducted, which estimated the payback time would be 7 and 14 years for a-Si PVT and mc-Si PV, respectively.

Atsushi Akisawa

2012-04-01

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Optical performance of combined parabolic and v-trough solar collector : part 2 : results  

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A parametric analysis was conducted in order to determine the optimal performance parameters of a combined parabolic and V trough collector (CPVTC). The analysis was based on an optical model developed to demonstrate the optical efficiency of a CPVTC as caused by the focal ratio of the parabolic trough collector. Whereas the previous study revealed the effect of the different geometrical and optical parameters of the CPVTC on its optical performance, this study demonstrated that the optical efficiency of the combined parabolic and V trough collector depended on the tilt angle of its side reflectors. The energy ratio was defined as the ratio of solar radiation energy received by the absorber outer surface due to single reflections by the PT reflector. It was concluded that the CPVTC had higher optical efficiencies at the same concentration ratios. 3 refs., 1 tab., 10 figs.

Al-Turki, A.N. [Saudi Electricity Co., Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); Hegazy, A.S. [Menoufia Univ., Shebin Al Kom (Egypt). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2006-07-01

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Behavior of a solar collector loop during stagnation  

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A mathematical model simulating the emptying behavior of a pressurized solar collector loop with solar collectors with a good emptying behavior is developed and validated with measured data. The calculated results are in good agreement with the measured results. The developed simulation model is therefore suitable to determine the behavior of a solar collector loop during stagnation. A volume ratio R, which is the ratio of the volume of the vapour in the upper pipes of the solar collector loop during stagnation and the fluid content of solar collectors, is introduced to determine the mass of the collector fluid pushed into the expansion vessel during stagnation, Min. A correlation function for the mass Min and the volume ratio R for solar collector loops is obtained. The function can be used to determine a suitable size of expansion vessels for solar collector loops.

Chen, Ziqian; Dragsted, Janne

2014-01-01

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Solar hybrid cooling system for high-tech offices in subtropical climate - Radiant cooling by absorption refrigeration and desiccant dehumidification  

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Highlights: {yields} A solar hybrid cooling system is proposed for high-tech offices in subtropical climate. {yields} An integration of radiant cooling, absorption refrigeration and desiccant dehumidification. {yields} Year-round cooling and energy performances were evaluated through dynamic simulation. {yields} Its annual primary energy consumption was lower than conventional system up to 36.5%. {yields} The passive chilled beams were more energy-efficient than the active chilled beams. - Abstract: A solar hybrid cooling design is proposed for high cooling load demand in hot and humid climate. For the typical building cooling load, the system can handle the zone cooling load (mainly sensible) by radiant cooling with the chilled water from absorption refrigeration, while the ventilation load (largely latent) by desiccant dehumidification. This hybrid system utilizes solar energy for driving the absorption chiller and regenerating the desiccant wheel. Since a high chilled water temperature generated from the absorption chiller is not effective to handle the required latent load, desiccant dehumidification is therefore involved. It is an integration of radiant cooling, absorption refrigeration and desiccant dehumidification, which are powered up by solar energy. In this study, the application potential of the solar hybrid cooling system was evaluated for the high-tech offices in the subtropical climate through dynamic simulation. The high-tech offices are featured with relatively high internal sensible heat gains due to the intensive office electric equipment. The key performance indicators included the solar fraction and the primary energy consumption. Comparative study was also carried out for the solar hybrid cooling system using two common types of chilled ceilings, the passive chilled beams and active chilled beams. It was found that the solar hybrid cooling system was technically feasible for the applications of relatively higher cooling load demand. The annual primary energy consumption of the solar hybrid cooling system was lower than that of the conventional vapour compression refrigeration system up to 36.5%. Between the two options of chilled ceilings, the passive chilled beams were more energy-efficient to work with the solar hybrid cooling system in the hot and humid climate. Harnessing solar energy for driving air-conditioning would help in reducing the carbon emission, hence alleviating the climate change.

Fong, K.F., E-mail: bssquare@cityu.edu.hk [Building Energy and Environmental Technology Research Unit, School of Energy and Environment and Division of Building Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Chow, T.T.; Lee, C.K.; Lin, Z.; Chan, L.S. [Building Energy and Environmental Technology Research Unit, School of Energy and Environment and Division of Building Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)

2011-08-15

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EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH OF HYDRODYNAMICS SOURCE CYLINDRICAL COLLECTORS OF HEAT EXCHANGERS ????????????????? ???????????? ????????????? ??????? ?????????????? ??????????? ???????????????  

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Full Text Available In this article, we represented the scheme and parameters of a pilot model of a source cylindrical collector of the heat exchanger. Influence to a field of velocities on withdrawal from a collector of various nonuniformities of submission of a cost of the heat-carrier on an input of a collector, and influence of a hydraulic resistance on withdrawal from a collector on uniform of a stream of the heat-carrier is experimentally established

Gaponenko A. M.

2012-05-01

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MERCURY CONTROL WITH ADVANCED HYBRID PARTICULATE COLLECTOR  

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This project was awarded under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Program Solicitation DE-PS26-00NT40769 and specifically addressed Technical Topical Area 4-Testing Novel and Less Mature Control Technologies on Actual Flue Gas at the Pilot Scale. The project team included the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) as the main contractor; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., as a technical and financial partner; and the Big Stone Power Plant operated by Otter Tail Power Company, host for the field-testing portion of the research. Since 1995, DOE has supported development of a new concept in particulate control called the advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC). The AHPC has been licensed to W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., and has been marketed as the Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter by Gore. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter combines the best features of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and baghouses in a unique configuration, providing major synergism between the two collection methods, both in the particulate collection step and in the transfer of dust to the hopper. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter provides ultrahigh collection efficiency, overcoming the problem of excessive fine-particle emissions with conventional ESPs, and it solves the problem of reentrainment and re-collection of dust in conventional baghouses. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter also appears to have unique advantages for mercury control over baghouses or ESPs as an excellent gas--solid contactor. The objective of the project was to demonstrate 90% total mercury control in the Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter at a lower cost than current mercury control estimates. The approach included bench-scale batch tests, larger-scale pilot testing with real flue gas on a coal-fired combustion system, and field demonstration at the 2.5-MW (9000-acfm) scale at a utility power plant to prove scale-up and demonstrate longer-term mercury control. An additional task was included in this project to evaluate mercury oxidation upstream of a dry scrubber by using mercury oxidants. This project demonstrated at the pilot-scale level a technology that provides a cost-effective technique to control mercury and, at the same time, greatly enhances fine particulate collection efficiency. The technology can be used to retrofit systems currently employing inefficient ESP technology as well as for new construction, thereby providing a solution for improved fine particulate control combined with effective mercury control for a large segment of the U.S. utility industry as well as other industries.

Ye Zhuang; Stanley J. Miller

2005-05-01

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Integrated circuit with multiple collector current source  

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Integrated circuit with multiple collector current source achieves the equivalent of a large number of resistors in a small area. Functional equivalents of a transistor reduce the size requirement for low power integrated circuits, providing an efficient alternative to the conventional diffused resistor process in integrated circuit fabrication.

Hellstrom, M. J.; Lin, H. C.

1969-01-01

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The Data Collector: A Qualitative Research Tool.  

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Computer software that is intended to assist the qualitative researcher in the analysis of textual data is relatively new. One such program, the Data Collector, is a HyperCard computer program designed for use on the Macintosh computer. A tool for organizing and analyzing textual data obtained from observations, interviews, surveys, and other…

Handler, Marianne G.; Turner, Sandra V.

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KARAKTERISTIK PENGERINGAN CHIPS MANGGA MENGGUNAKAN KOLEKTOR SURYA KACA GANDA [Characteristics of Mango Chips Drying Using a Double Plated Solar Collector  

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Full Text Available The objectives of this research were to study the characteristics of mango chips drying using a double plated solar collector. The materials used were sliced mangoes with the thickness of 3, 6, and 8 mm. The equipments used for this research were double plated solar collector, thermocouple, digital balance, thermometer, vacuum oven, and desiccators. The research parameters included the rate of heat energy absorbed by the double plated solar collector, the heat energy losses, the efficiency of the double plated solar collector and the moisture content of the chips. The results of this study suggested that the use of double plated solar collector could increase the temperature and the amount of heat energy, thus speed up the drying process of the mango chips. The energy needed to evaporate the moisture content in mango decreased in proportion to the increase in drying time. The difference in mango chips’ thickness resulted in different decrease rate in water content until it reached a constant state. The efficiency of the double plated solar collector was 77.82%.

Safrani

2012-12-01

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Standardized solar simulator tests of flat plate solar collectors. 1: Soltex collector with two transparent covers  

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A Soltex flat plate solar collector was tested with a solar simulator for inlet temperatures of 77 to 201 F, flux levels of 240 and 350 Btu/hr-sq ft, a collant flow rate of 10.5 lb/hr sq ft, and incident angles of 0 deg, 41.5 deg, and 65.2 deg. Collector performance is correlated in terms of inlet temperature, flux level, and incident angle.

Simon, F.

1975-01-01

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Analytical prediction with multidimensional computer programs and experimental verification of the performance, at a variety of operating conditions, of two traveling wave tubes with depressed collectors  

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Experimental and analytical results are compared for two high performance, octave bandwidth TWT's that use depressed collectors (MDC's) to improve the efficiency. The computations were carried out with advanced, multidimensional computer programs that are described here in detail. These programs model the electron beam as a series of either disks or rings of charge and follow their multidimensional trajectories from the RF input of the ideal TWT, through the slow wave structure, through the magnetic refocusing system, to their points of impact in the depressed collector. Traveling wave tube performance, collector efficiency, and collector current distribution were computed and the results compared with measurements for a number of TWT-MDC systems. Power conservation and correct accounting of TWT and collector losses were observed. For the TWT's operating at saturation, very good agreement was obtained between the computed and measured collector efficiencies. For a TWT operating 3 and 6 dB below saturation, excellent agreement between computed and measured collector efficiencies was obtained in some cases but only fair agreement in others. However, deviations can largely be explained by small differences in the computed and actual spent beam energy distributions. The analytical tools used here appear to be sufficiently refined to design efficient collectors for this class of TWT. However, for maximum efficiency, some experimental optimization (e.g., collector voltages and aperture sizes) will most likely be required.

Dayton, J. A., Jr.; Kosmahl, H. G.; Ramins, P.; Stankiewicz, N.

1979-01-01

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Development of a low-temperature, low-cost, black liquid solar collector. Final report, September 12, 1977-October 31, 1978  

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Battelle's Columbus Laboratories (BCL) has developed an efficient, low-cost, low-temperature, nonconcentrating, liquid-heating solar collector suitable for use as a thermal energy source for heat pumps or other heating applications. The collector incorporates a black liquid heat transfer medium permitting solar radiation to be absorbed directly by the liquid. Based on detailed measurements of the spectral absorption properties on many black liquids, and on the results of computer analysis of collector performance, it has been shown that the black liquid collector concept has the potential of significantly improved performance compared with an unglazed (i.e., swimming pool type) black-absorber collector of comparable cost.On the other hand, it has the potential of significant cost savings compared with the single-glazed collector of comparable performance. Experimental data obtained on two black liquid collectors constructed during this project closely match the predicted curves obtained from a theoretical computer analysis. Results of the systems analysis studies have shown that the black liquid collector, when used as a heat source for a solar-assisted heat pump, has comparable performance to that of a single-glazed conventional collector but at considerably lower cost. Another important result is that currently available heat pump systems are not ideally matched or compatible with a solar-assisted system. A solar-assisted system will require design of heat pumps which can take advantage of the higher system coefficient of performance (COP) possible with a heat source at elevated temperatures.

Landstrom, D K; Talbert, S G; Stickford, Jr, G H; Fischer, R D; Hess, R E

1978-10-01

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16 CFR Figure 3 to Subpart A of... - Flooring Radiant Tester Schematic Side Elevation  

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...Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS INTERIM SAFETY STANDARD FOR CELLULOSE INSULATION The Standard Pt. 1209, Subpt. A, Fig. 3 Figure 3 to Subpart A of Part 1209—Flooring Radiant...

2010-01-01

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Experimental study on the globe thermometer behaviour in conditions of asymmetry of the radiant temperature  

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Heating and cooling systems based on the use of hot or cold floors or ceilings meet increasing favour. In such systems, moreover, radiant temperature gains a far greater importance than in traditional systems; and therefore the importance of measurement and control techniques grow; but at the same time, in presence of these systems, unavoidably the radiant field tends to become asymmetrical. In this work a theoretical study and an experimental check on the most common radiant temperature measurement tool, the globe thermometer, when used in conditions of asymmetrical radiant temperature, are described. The results point out the necessity of a more complete definition of the features of the globe thermometers designed to operate in non-symmetric radiative fields, especially with reference to covering material and thickness, to temperature sensor position and to radiative properties of the inner surface.

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Experimental validation of dynamic simulation of the flat plate collector in a closed thermosyphon solar water heater  

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This work studies the dynamic simulation of thermosyphon solar water heater collector considering the weather conditions of a city in north of Iran. The simulation was done for clear and partly cloudy days. The useful energy, the efficiency diagrams, the inlet and the outlet of collector, center of the absorber and center of the glass cover temperatures, were obtained. The simulation results were then compared with the experimental results in fall and showed a good agreement.

Taherian, H.; Kolaei, Alireza Rezania

2011-01-01

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Numerical evaluation of the thermal performances of roof-mounted radiant barriers  

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This paper deals with the thermal performances of roof-mounted radiant barriers. Using dynamic simulations of a mathematical model of a whole test cell including a radiant barrier installed between the roof top and the ceiling, the thermal performance of the roof is calculated. The mean method is more particularly used to assess the thermal resistance of the building component and lead to a value which is compared to the one obtained for a mass insulation product such as pol...

Miranville, Fre?de?ric; Boyer, Harry; Lucas, Franck; Johan, Seriacaroupin

2014-01-01

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Automatic drawing and cad actualiztion in processing data of radiant sampling in physics prospect  

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In this paper discussed a method of processing radiant sampling data with computer. By this method can get explain the curve of radiant sampling data, and we can combine mineral masses and analyses and calculate them, then record the result on Notebook. There are many merites of this method: easy to learn, simple to use, high efficient. It adapts to all sorts of mines. (authors)

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Theoretical and Experimental Analyses of Heat Transfer in a Flat-Plate Solar Collector  

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Full Text Available In this paper, the heat transfer in a flat-plate solar collector with water tubes spreading across its width was analyzed. The performances of the system both theoretically and experimentally were evaluated and compared. The theoretical results obtained agreed well with the experimental results, except that a slight higher deviation of heat loss was obtained in the experimental analysis and low solar radiation in the morning and late afternoon affects the system. An average heat loss coefficient of 0.68 W/m2.°C was obtained in the experimental analysis, while 0.65 W/m2.°C was obtained in the theoretical analysis. The collector efficiency was high around the mid-day when the collector receives the highest energy and the useful heat rate was at its maximum. The results also reveal that the performance of the solar collector depends much on the heat rate. The collector efficiency increases as the heat rate increases until a maximum efficiency of 72.2 % was reached at optimum heat rate of 785 W.

Bukola Olalekan BOLAJI

2012-09-01

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Design and beam transport simulations of a multistage collector for the Israeli EA-FEM  

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A four stage asymmetric type depressed collector has been designed for the Israeli mm-wave FEM that is driven by a 1.4 MeV, 1.5 A electron beam. After leaving the interaction section the spent beam has an energy spread of 120 keV and 75 pi mm mrad normalized beam emittance. Simulations of the beam transport system from the undulator exit through the decelerator tube into the collector have been carried out using EGUN and GPT codes. The latter has also been employed to study trajectories of the primary and scattered particles within the collector, optimizing the asymmetrical collector geometry and the electrode potentials at the presence of a deflecting magnetic field. The estimated overall system and collector efficiencies reach 50% and 70%, respectively, with a beam recovery of 99.6%. The design is aimed to attain millisecond long pulse operation and subsequently 1 kW average power. Simulation results are implemented in a mechanical design that leads to a simple, cost efficient assembly eliminating ceramic i...

Tecimer, M; Efimov, S; Gover, A; Sokolowski, J

2001-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Solar assisted heat pump on air collectors: A simulation tool  

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The heating system of the bioclimatic building of the Greek National Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) comprises two heating plants: the first one includes an air source heat pump, Solar Air Collectors (SACs) and a heat distribution system (comprising a fan coil unit network); the second one is, mainly, a geothermal heat pump unit to cover the ground floor thermal needs. The SAC configuration as well as the fraction of the building heating load covered by the heating plant are assessed in two operation modes; the direct (hot air from the collectors is supplied directly to the heated space) and the indirect mode (warm air from the SAC or its mixture with ambient air is not supplied directly to the heated space but indirectly into the evaporator of the air source heat pump). The technique of the indirect mode of heating aims at maximizing the efficiency of the SAC, saving electrical power consumed by the compressor of the heat pump, and therefore, at optimizing the coefficient of performance (COP) of the heat pump due to the increased intake of ambient thermal energy by means of the SAC. Results are given for three research objectives: assessment of the heat pump efficiency whether in direct or indirect heating mode; Assessment of the overall heating plant efficiency on a daily or hourly basis; Assessment of the credibility of the suggested simulation model TSAGAIR by comparing its results with the TRNSYS ones. (author)

Karagiorgas, Michalis; Galatis, Kostas; Tsagouri, Manolis [Department of Mechanical Engineering Educators, ASPETE, N. Iraklio, GR 14121 (Greece); Tsoutsos, Theocharis [Environmental Engineering Dept., Technical University of Crete, Technical University Campus, GR 73100, Chania (Greece); Botzios-Valaskakis, Aristotelis [Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), 19th km Marathon Ave., GR 19001, Pikermi (Greece)

2010-01-15

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Evaluation of heat loss coefficients in solar flat plate collectors  

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Full Text Available Flat Plate Collectors (FPC is widely used for domestic hot-water, space heating/drying, for applications requiring temperatures less than 100oC. The absorber plate of the FPC transfers solar energy to liquid flowing inside the tubes. The flow takes place by thermosyphon effect or by forcing water through the tubes. However, some of the energy absorbed by the plate is lost to the atmosphere as temperature of the plate is higher than the ambient temperature. The efficiency of FPC is dependent on the temperature of the plate which in turn is dependent on the nature of flow of fluid inside the tube, the emissivity of the plate and glass cover, wind loss coefficient, inclination of the FPC with respect to horizontal. The objective of the present work was to evaluate theoretically and experimentally the heat loss coefficient from flat plate collector. An experimental system was designed and fabricated to conduct experiments at different heat flux conditions. The effect of other significant parameters was evaluated by conducting the experiment.

Y. Rajasekhar

2009-07-01

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Grid collector: An event catalog with automated file management  

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High Energy Nuclear Physics (HENP) experiments such as STAR at BNL and ATLAS at CERN produce large amounts of data that are stored as files on mass storage systems in computer centers. In these files, the basic unit of data is an event. Analysis is typically performed on a selected set of events. The files containing these events have to be located, copied from mass storage systems to disks before analysis, and removed when no longer needed. These file management tasks are tedious and time consuming. Typically, all events contained in the files are read into memory before a selection is made. Since the time to read the events dominate the overall execution time, reading the unwanted event needlessly increases the analysis time. The Grid Collector is a set of software modules that works together to address these two issues. It automates the file management tasks and provides ''direct'' access to the selected events for analyses. It is currently integrated with the STAR analysis framework. The users can select events based on tags, such as, ''production date between March 10 and 20, and the number of charged tracks > 100.'' The Grid Collector locates the files containing relevant events, transfers the files across the Grid if necessary, and delivers the events to the analysis code through the familiar iterators. There has been some research efforts to address the file management issues, the Grid Collector is unique in that it addresses the event access issue together with the file management issues. This makes it more useful to a large variety of users

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Grid collector: An event catalog with automated file management  

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High Energy Nuclear Physics (HENP) experiments such as STAR at BNL and ATLAS at CERN produce large amounts of data that are stored as files on mass storage systems in computer centers. In these files, the basic unit of data is an event. Analysis is typically performed on a selected set of events. The files containing these events have to be located, copied from mass storage systems to disks before analysis, and removed when no longer needed. These file management tasks are tedious and time consuming. Typically, all events contained in the files are read into memory before a selection is made. Since the time to read the events dominate the overall execution time, reading the unwanted event needlessly increases the analysis time. The Grid Collector is a set of software modules that works together to address these two issues. It automates the file management tasks and provides ''direct'' access to the selected events for analyses. It is currently integrated with the STAR analysis framework. The users can select events based on tags, such as, ''production date between March 10 and 20, and the number of charged tracks > 100.'' The Grid Collector locates the files containing relevant events, transfers the files across the Grid if necessary, and delivers the events to the analysis code through the familiar iterators. There has been some research efforts to address the file management issues, the Grid Collector is unique in that it addresses the event access issue together with the file management issues. This makes it more useful to a large variety of users.

Wu, Kesheng; Zhang, Wei-Ming; Sim, Alexander; Gu, Junmin; Shoshani, Arie

2003-10-17

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Numerical and experimental analysis of a point focus solar collector using high concentration imaging PMMA Fresnel lens  

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Research highlights: ? We studied a point focus Fresnel solar collector using different cavity receivers. ? The collector heat removal factors are derived to find the optimal cavity shape. ? Numerical and experimental analysis shows that the conical cavity is optimum. -- Abstract: A high concentration imaging Fresnel solar collector provided with different cavity receivers was developed and its behavior was investigated. Round copper pipes winded into different spring shapes were used as receiver by placing in the cylindrical cavity to absorb concentrated solar energy and transfer it to a heat transfer fluid (HTF). The collector efficiency factor and collector heat removal factor were derived for the cavity receivers to find out heat transfer mechanism and to propose an effective way for evaluating the performance of Fresnel solar collector and determining the optimal cavity structure. The problem of Fresnel solar collector with synthetic heat transfer oil flow was simulated and analyzed to investigate heat loss from different cavity receivers. Solar irradiation as well as convection and heat transfer in the circulating fluid and between the internal surfaces of the cavity and the environment are considered in the model. The temperature distribution over its area as well as the collector thermal efficiency at nominal flow rate was used in order to validate the simulation results. It was found that the simulated temperature distribution during operation and the atribution during operation and the average collector efficiency are in good agreement with the experimental data. Finally, the optimal shape of solar cavity receiver, as well as its thermal performance, are deeply analyzed and discussed.

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Physiologic implications of two different heat shields for infants under radiant warmers  

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To study the effects of two different heat shields commonly used under radiant warmers (thin plastic blanket vs a plastic body hood) on premature newborn infants, eight neonates were studied to measure insensible water loss and radiant power density at the skin under control and two shielded conditions. The body hood was found to diminish transmission of radiant heat to the infant's skin by 80%, absorbing heat and becoming warm (P less than 0.001). The plastic blanket absorbed only 15% of radiant warmer heat output (P less than 0.01). Insensible water loss was significantly less under the plastic blanket (1.88 +/- 0.4) ml/kg/hour) than under control (2.70 +/- 0.50 ml/kg/hour, P less than 0.01) and hood (2.86 +/- 0.32 ml/kg/hour, P less than 0.05) conditions. There was no decrease in insensible water loss under the hood compared to controls. This study demonstrates that a thin plastic blanket is the more effective shield against insensible water loss under a radiant warmer. Caution should be exercised with any shielding device to prevent interference with radiant heat delivery.

Baumgart, S.; Fox, W.W.; Polin, R.A.

1982-05-01

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Physiologic implications of two different heat shields for infants under radiant warmers.  

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To study the effects of two different heat shields commonly used under radiant warmers (thin plastic blanket vs a plastic body hood) on premature newborn infants, eight neonates were studied to measure insensible water loss and radiant power density at the skin under control and two shielded conditions. The body hood was found to diminish transmission of radiant heat to the infant's skin by 80%, absorbing heat and becoming warm (P less than 0.001). The plastic blanket absorbed only 15% of radiant warmer heat output (P less than 0.01). Insensible water loss was significantly less under the plastic blanket (1.88 +/- 0.4) ml/kg/hour) than under control (2.70 +/- 0.50 ml/kg/hour, P less than 0.01) and hood (2.86 +/- 0.32 ml/kg/hour, P less than 0.05) conditions. There was no decrease in insensible water loss under the hood compared to controls. This study demonstrates that a thin plastic blanket is the more effective shield against insensible water loss under a radiant warmer. Caution should be exercised with any shielding device to prevent interference with radiant heat delivery. PMID:7069544

Baumgart, S; Fox, W W; Polin, R A

1982-05-01

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Outdoor performance results for NBS Round Robin collector no. 1  

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The efficiency of a PPG flat-plate solar collector was evaluated utilizing an outdoor solar collector test facility at the NASA-Lewis Research Center, as part of the National Bureau of Standards 'round robin' collector test program. The correlation equation for collector thermal efficiency Eta curve fit of the data was: Eta = 0.666 - 1.003(Btu/hr-sq ft-F) Theta, where the parameter Theta is the difference between the average fluid temperature and the ambient temperature, all divided by the total flux impinging on the collector.

Miller, D. R.

1976-01-01

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Imitation experiment for water-treatment by heat of solar collector and hot pump  

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The author presents an imitation experiment in which solar collector and hot pump are jointed for supplying heat to evaporate cleaned water and diffuse it into air. The effects of the temperature and the quantity of supplying air, and circumstance conditions on evaporation quantity are studied. The ratio of evaporating quantity to consuming energy, the efficiency of evaporation, average efficiency of solar collector and supplying heat coefficient of heat pump are measured. The experiment shows that this supplying heat model is practicable, economic and efficient for treating cleaned water

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A point focusing collector for an integrated water/power complex  

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A point focusing parabolic dish was developed in order to deliver process heat and as a solar collector for small solar thermal power stations. The utilization potential of the point focusing parabolic dish was identified and its main design parameters are summarized. The utilization of the collector as primary energy source in a food/water/power complex was tested. In its present configuration, the system is capable of delivering process heat for the temperature range from 150 to 500 C. This point focusing parabolic dish is identified as the most promising solar collector for small solar thermal power stations. Fifty-six dishes were assembled in a 100 kW (electric)/500 kW (thermal) food/water/power complex, which is in operation in the Kuwait desert. The dominating factors for cost reduction are discussed.

Zewen, H.; Schmidt, G.; Moustafa, S.

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A system for the comparison of tools for the simulation of water-based radiant heating and cooling systems  

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Low temperature heating and high temperature cooling systems such as thermally activated building systems (TABS) offer the chance to use low exergy sources, which can be very beneficial financially as well as ecologically when using renewable energy sources. The above has led to a considerable increase of water based radiant systems in modern buildings and a need for reliable simulation tools to predict the indoor environment and energy performance. This paper describes the comparison of the building simulation tools IDA ICE, IES , EnergyPlus and TRNSYS. The simulation tools are compared to each other using the same room and boundary conditions. The results show significant differences in predicted room temperatures, heating and cooling degree hours as well as thermal comfort in winter and summer.

Behrendt, Benjamin; Christensen, JØrgen Erik

2011-01-01

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Evaluation of the Corning and Philips evacuated tubular collectors in a residential solar heating and cooling system. Final report, 1 May 1976--1 December 1976  

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The Solar Energy Applications Laboratory of Colorado State University has completed the design, construction, and installation of a complete set of evacuated tubular collectors on a test bed behind Solar House I. The collectors, the Corning evacuated tube collector (December 16, 1976 to December 31, 1977) and the Philips evacuated tube collector (January 16, 1978 to January 31, 1979) are being used sequentially to operate the heating and cooling system of Solar House I. Data are being collected over an entire heating and cooling season and analyses are being performed on these data to provide an evaluation of the two new collectors and comparison with the present conventional collector as part of a residential heating and cooling system that is otherwise identical in every way. This project is significant for several reasons. First, the two high performance collectors operate in conjunction with an advanced ARKLA lithium bromide water chiller. This cooling unit is designed specifically for operation with solar energy systems. For comparative purposes the advanced ARKLA unit will be available for use with the existing conventional flat-plate collector. In addition, comparisons of operating data are being made with Solar Houses II and III, adjacent to Solar House I. Solar Houses II and III have the same thermal load characteristics as Solar House I, but have different solar heating and cooling systems. House II has an air heating collector and pebble-bed storage. House III has an evacuated tube solar collector, and is also coupled with an advanced absorption water chiller unit. The comparative analysis under the same load conditions, provides an exceptional opportunity in evaluating the relative merits of the new collector systems.

Duff, W.S.

1977-03-01

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Development of solar air collectors for drying applications  

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In the present work, an experimental study of three types of solar air collectors, namely flat plate, finned and v-corrugated, has been performed towards achieving an efficient design of air collector suitable for a solar dryer. A series of experiments were conducted, based on the ASHRAE standard, under Singapore climatic conditions. The performance of all three collectors is examined over a wide range of operating and design conditions. The v-corrugated collector is found to be the most efficient collector and the flat plate collector the least efficient. The collectors are also studied in double pass mode to investigate the extent of improvement in efficiency that can be achieved without increasing the collector size or cost. Double pass operation of the collector leads to further improvement of the efficiency compared to the single pass of operation. The improvement in efficiency for the double pass mode is most significant in the flat plate collector and least in the v-groove collector

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Theoretical study on a solar collector loop during stagnation  

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A mathematical model simulating the stagnation behavior of a pressurized solar collector loop with solar collectors with a good emptying behavior is developed. Based on the pre-pressure of the expansion vessel, the system filling pressure of the solar collector loop and the design of the solar collector loop, the mass of the fluid flowing into the pressurized expansion vessel and the pressures at the top part and at the bottom part of the solar collector loop during stagnation for the solar collector loop are calculated. The theoretically calculated results are compared with experimental results. There is a good agreement between calculations and measurements. The developed simulation model is therefore suitable to determine the behavior of solar collector loops during stagnation.

Chen, Ziqian; Dragsted, Janne

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Advanced combined photovoltaic/thermal collector: design and testing  

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An improved, flat-plate, combined photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) air-type solar collector has been designed and built at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The design results from experience gained through detailed analytical studies and performance testing of a first-generation prototype air PV/T collector. Analytical modeling of improved collector performance indicates a maximum total collector efficiency, thermal plus electrical operating at the maximum power point, of 51% when normalized to the overall collector area and a maximum efficiency of 63% when normalized to the thermal absorber area. A discussion of the improved collector design and results of analytical studies and first-generation collector test measurements is presented.

Hendrie, S. D.; Raghuraman, P.

1980-01-01

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Integrated Design of Undepressed Collector for Low Power Gyrotron  

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A 42 GHz, 200 kW continuous wave (CW) gyrotron, operating at TE03 mode is under development for the electron cyclotron resonance plasma heating of the Indian TOKAMAK system. The gyrotron is made up of an undepressed collector. The undepressed collector is simple to design and cost effective. In this paper, a detailed design study of the undepressed collector for the 42 GHz gyrotron is presented. The EGUN code is used to analyze the spent electron beam trajectory for the maximum spread to reduce the power loading on the collector surface. To achieve wall loading ?1 kW/cm2, a collector with a length of 800 mm and a radius of 42.5 mm is designed. The design also includes the three magnet systems around the collector for maximum and uniform beam spread. The thermal and the structural analyses are done using the ANSYS code to optimize the collector structure and dimensions with tolerance.

Kumar, Anil; Goswami, Uttam K.; Poonia, Sunita; Singh, Udaybir; Kumar, Nitin; Alaria, M. K.; Bera, A.; Khatun, Hasina; Sinha, A. K.

2011-06-01

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General Relativistic Radiant Shock Waves in the Post-Quasistatic Approximation  

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An evolution of radiant shock wave front is considered in the framework of a recently presented method to study self-gravitating relativistic spheres, whose rationale becomes intelligible and finds full justification within the context of a suitable definition of the post-quasistatic approximation. The spherical matter configuration is divided into two regions by the shock and each side of the interface having a different equation of state and anisotropic phase. In order to simulate dissipation effects due to the transfer of photons and/or neutrinos within the matter configuration, we introduce the flux factor, the variable Eddington factor and a closure relation between them. As we expected the strong of the shock increases the speed of the fluid to relativistic ones and for some critical values is larger than light speed. In addition, we find that energy conditions are very sensible to the anisotropy, specially the strong energy condition. As a special feature of the model, we find that the contribution of the matter and radiation to the radial pressure are the same order of magnitude as in the mant as in the core, moreover, in the core radiation pressure is larger than matter pressure.

H, Jorge A Rueda [Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida 5101, Venezuela Escuela de Fisica, Universidad Industrial de Santander, A.A. 678, Bucaramanga (Colombia); Nunez, L A [Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida 5101, Venezuela Centro Nacional de Calculo Cientifico, Universidad de Los Andes, CeCalCULA, Corporacion Parque Tecnologico de Merida, Merida 5101, Venezuela (Venezuela)

2007-05-15

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Evaluating the Performance and Economics of Transpired Solar Collectors for Commercial Applications  

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Using transpired solar collectors to preheat ventilation air has recently become recognized as an economic alternative for integrating renewable energy into commercial buildings in heating climates. The collectors have relatively low installed costs and operate on simple principles. Theory and performance testing have shown that solar collection efficiency can exceed 70% of incident solar. However, implementation and current absorber designs have adversely affected the efficiency and associated economics from this initial analysis. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has actively studied this technology and monitored performance at several installations. A calibrated model that uses typical meteorological weather data to determine absorber plate efficiency resulted from this work. With this model, an economic analysis across heating climates was done to show the effects of collector size, tilt, azimuth, and absorptivity. The analysis relates the internal rate of return of a system based on the cost of the installed absorber area. In general, colder and higher latitude climates return a higher rate of return because the heating season extends into months with good solar resource. Wal-Mart has installed approximately 8,000 ft{sup 2} of absorber at its experimental store in Aurora, Colorado. The delivered energy efficiency was measured at 8-11% during January and February 2007. The low collection efficiency is largely due to the oversized absorber and to the multizone control strategy that limits the amount of air pulled through the collector. Analysis shows that more than 50% of the incident solar energy could be delivered with proper control strategy changes.

Kozubal, E.; Deru, M.; Slayzak, S.; Norton, P.; Barker, G.; McClendon, J.

2008-01-01

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Flightweight radiantly and actively cooled panel: Thermal and structural performance  

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A 2- by 4-ft flightweight panel was subjected to thermal/structural tests representative of design flight conditions for a Mach 6.7 transport and to off-design conditions simulating flight maneuvers and cooling system failures. The panel utilized Rene 41 heat shields backed by a thin layer of insulation to radiate away most of the 12 Btu/ft2-sec incident heating. A solution of ethylene glycol in water circulating through tubes in an aluminum-honeycomb-sandwich panel absorbed the remainder of the incident heating (0.8 Btu/sq ft-sec). The panel successfully withstood (1) 46.7 hr of radiant heating which included 53 thermal cycles and 5000 cycles of uniaxial inplane loading of + or - 1200 lfb/in; (2) simulated 2g-maneuver heating conditions and simulated cooling system failures without excessive temperatures on the structural panel; and (3) the extensive thermal/structural tests and the aerothermal tests reported in NASA TP-1595 without significant damage to the structural panel, coolant leaks, or hot-gas ingress to the structural panel.

Shore, C. P.; Nowak, R. J.; Kelly, H. N.

1982-01-01

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Design and construction of a regenerative radiant tube burner  

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The technological development of the gas industry in Colombia, aiming at efficient and safe use of the natural gas, requires the assimilation and adaptation of new generation, technologies for this purpose in this article results are presented on the design, construction and characterization of a prototype of a burner of regenerative radiant robe with a thermal power of 9,94 kW and a factor of air 1,05. This system takes advantage of the high exit temperature of the combustion smokes, after they go trough a metallic robe where they transfer the heat by radiation, to heat a ceramic channel that has the capacity to absorbing a part of the heat of the smokes and then transferring them to a current of cold air. The benefits of air heating are a saving in fuel, compared with other processes that don't incorporate the recovery of heat from the combustion gases. In this work it was possible to probe a methodology for the design of this type of burners and to reach maximum temperatures of heating of combustion air of 377,9 centigrade degrees, using a material available in the national market, whose regenerative properties should be studied in depth

 
 
 
 
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Evaluation of Test Method for Solar Collector Efficiency  

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The test method of the standard EN12975-2 (European Committee for Standardization, 2004) is used by European test laboratories to determine the efficiency of solar collectors. In the test methods the mean solar collector fluid temperature in the solar collector, Tm is determined by the approximated equation where Tin is the inlet temperature to the collector and Tout is the outlet temperature from the collector. The specific heat of the solar collector fluid is in the test method as an approximation determined as a constant equal to the specific heat of the solar collector fluid at the temperature Tm. The power produced by the solar collector during a test period is determined by the product of the specific heat, the mass flow rate and the temperature increase of the solar collector fluid. The solar collector efficiency is in the standard determined by measurements at different temperature levels. Based on these efficiencies, an efficiency equation is determined by regression analysis. In the test method, there are no requirements on the ambient air temperature and the sky temperature. The paper will present an evaluation of the test method for a 12.5 m² flat plate solar collector panel from Arcon Solvarme A/S. The solar collector panel investigated has 16 parallel connected horizontal absorber fins. CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, calculations with a solar collector simulation program SOLEFF (Rasmussen and Svendsen, 1996) and thermal experiments are carried out in the investigation. The investigations elucidate: • How the mean solar collector fluid temperature Tm is underestimated by the approximated equation in the test standard and how the collector efficiency equation is influenced by the underestimation of Tm. The dependence of the volume flow rate is shown; • How the use of the approximated specific heat of the solar collector fluid is influencing the collector efficiency expression; • How the temperature levels used is influencing the collector efficiency expression; • How the measured collector efficiency is influenced by the weather conditions such as the ambient air temperature and the sky temperature. Based on the investigations, recommendations for change of the test methods and test conditions are considered. The investigations are carried out within the NEGST (New Generation of Solar Thermal Systems) project financed by EU.

Fan, Jianhua; Shah, Louise Jivan

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Overall Traveling-Wave-Tube Efficiency Improved By Optimized Multistage Depressed Collector Design  

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Depressed Collector Design The microwave traveling wave tube (TWT) is used widely for space communications and high-power airborne transmitting sources. One of the most important features in designing a TWT is overall efficiency. Yet, overall TWT efficiency is strongly dependent on the efficiency of the electron beam collector, particularly for high values of collector efficiency. For these reasons, the NASA Glenn Research Center developed an optimization algorithm based on simulated annealing to quickly design highly efficient multistage depressed collectors (MDC's). Simulated annealing is a strategy for solving highly nonlinear combinatorial optimization problems. Its major advantage over other methods is its ability to avoid becoming trapped in local minima. Simulated annealing is based on an analogy to statistical thermodynamics, specifically the physical process of annealing: heating a material to a temperature that permits many atomic rearrangements and then cooling it carefully and slowly, until it freezes into a strong, minimum-energy crystalline structure. This minimum energy crystal corresponds to the optimal solution of a mathematical optimization problem. The TWT used as a baseline for optimization was the 32-GHz, 10-W, helical TWT developed for the Cassini mission to Saturn. The method of collector analysis and design used was a 2-1/2-dimensional computational procedure that employs two types of codes, a large signal analysis code and an electron trajectory code. The large signal analysis code produces the spatial, energetic, and temporal distributions of the spent beam entering the MDC. An electron trajectory code uses the resultant data to perform the actual collector analysis. The MDC was optimized for maximum MDC efficiency and minimum final kinetic energy of all collected electrons (to reduce heat transfer). The preceding figure shows the geometric and electrical configuration of an optimized collector with an efficiency of 93.8 percent. The results show the improvement in collector efficiency from 89.7 to 93.8 percent, resulting in an increase of three overall efficiency points. In addition, the time to design a highly efficient MDC was reduced from a month to a few days. All work was done in-house at Glenn for the High Rate Data Delivery Program. Future plans include optimizing the MDC and TWT interaction circuit in tandem to further improve overall TWT efficiency.

Vaden, Karl R.

2002-01-01

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A hybrid air conditioner driven by a hybrid solar collector  

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The objective of this thesis is to search for an efficient way of utilizing solar energy in air conditioning applications. The current solar Air Conditioners (A/C)s suffer from low Coefficient of Performance (COP) and performance degradation in hot and humid climates. By investigating the possible ways of utilizing solar energy in air conditioning applications, the bottlenecks in these approaches were identified. That resulted in proposing a novel system whose subsystem synergy led to a COP higher than unity. The proposed system was found to maintain indoor comfort at a higher COP compared to the most common solar A/Cs, especially under very hot and humid climate conditions. The novelty of the proposed A/C is to use a concentrating photovoltaic/thermal collector, which outputs thermal and electrical energy simultaneously, to drive a hybrid A/C. The performance of the hybrid A/C, which consists of a desiccant wheel, an enthalpy wheel, and a vapor compression cycle (VCC), was investigated experimentally. This work also explored the use of a new type of desiccant material, which can be regenerated with a low temperature heat source. The experimental results showed that the hybrid A/C is more effective than the standalone VCC in maintaining the indoor conditions within the comfort zone. Using the experimental data, the COP of the hybrid A/C driven by a hybrid solar collector was found to be at least double that of the current solar A/Cs. The innovative integration of its subsystems allows each subsystem to do what it can do best. That leads to lower energy consumption which helps reduce the peak electrical loads on electric utilities and reduces the consumer operating cost since less energy is purchased during the on peak periods and less solar collector area is needed. In order for the proposed A/C to become a real alternative to conventional systems, its performance and total cost were optimized using the experimentally validated model. The results showed that for an electricity price of 0.12 $/kW-hr, the hybrid solar A/C's cumulative total cost will be less than that of a standard VCC after 17.5 years of operation.

Al-Alili, Ali

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Memory Reclamation by Garbage Collectors: SPECjvm 2008  

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Full Text Available In earlier languages the memory management is done explicitly by the programmer himself. Now with the advent of modern object oriented languages like Java and C# the programmer is relived from explicitly managing the memory. A special program thread known as garbage collector takes care of managing the memory implicitly. The process of automatically reclaiming memory from dead objects (the objects that are not referenced from program or any other live object is known as garbage Collection (GC. There are various metrics that affect the performance of the mutator. In the current research paper we have experimentally tested the four garbage collectors on various benchmarks of SPECjvm2008 and calculated how much memory is reclaimed after each (minor and major collection.

Nitan S. Kotwal

2013-06-01

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Potency of Solar Energy Applications in Indonesia  

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Full Text Available Currently, 80% of conventional energy is used to fulfill general public's needs andindustries. The depletion of oil and gas reserves and rapid growth in conventional energyconsumption have continuously forced us to discover renewable energy sources, like solar, wind,biomass, and hydropower, to support economic development in the future. Solar energy travels at aspeed of 186,000 miles per second. Only a small part of the radiant energy that the sun emits intospace ever reaches the Earth, but that is more than enough to supply all our energy demand.Indonesia is a tropical country and located in the equator line, so it has an abundant potential ofsolar energy. Most of Indonesian area get enough intensity of solar radiation with the average dailyradiation around 4 kWh/m2. Basically, the solar systems use solar collectors and concentrators forcollecting, storing, and using solar radiation to be applied for the benefit of domestics, commercials,and industrials. Common applications for solar thermal energy used in industry are the SWHs, solardryers, space heating, cooling systems and water desalination.

Dessy Ariyanti

2012-07-01

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Solar Air Collectors for Space Heating and Ventilation Applications—Performance and Case Studies under Romanian Climatic Conditions  

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Full Text Available Solar air collectors have various applications: on the one hand, they can be used for air heating in cold seasons; on the other hand they can be used in summer to evacuate the warm and polluted air from residential, offices, industrial, and commercial buildings. The paper presents experimental results of a solar collector air, under the climatic conditions of the Southeastern Europe. The relationships between the direct solar irradiation, the resulting heat flow, the air velocity at the outlet, the air flow rate, the nominal regime of the collector and the efficiency of conversion of solar energy into thermal energy are all highlighted. Thus, it was shown that after a maximum 50 min, solar air collectors, with baffles and double air passage can reach over 50% efficiency for solar irradiation of 900–1000 W/m2. The article also presents a mathematical model and the results of a computational program that allows sizing solar collectors for the transfer of air, with the purpose of improving the natural ventilation of buildings. The article is completed with case studies, sizing the area to be covered with solar collectors, to ensure ventilation of a house with two floors or for an office building. In addition, the ACH (air change per hour coefficient was calculated and compared.

Sanda Budea

2014-06-01

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Hybrid photovoltaic–thermal solar collectors dynamic modeling  

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Highlights: ? A hybrid photovoltaic/thermal dynamic model is presented. ? The model, once calibrated, can predict the power output for any set of climate data. ? The physical electrical model includes explicitly thermal and irradiance dependences. ? The results agree with those obtained through steady-state characterization. ? The model approaches the junction cell temperature through the system energy balance. -- Abstract: A hybrid photovoltaic/thermal transient model has been developed and validated experimentally. The methodology extends the quasi-dynamic thermal model stated in the EN 12975 in order to involve the electrical performance and consider the dynamic behavior minimizing constraints when characterizing the collector. A backward moving average filtering procedure has been applied to improve the model response for variable working conditions. Concerning the electrical part, the model includes the thermal and radiation dependences in its variables. The results revealed that the characteristic parameters included in the model agree reasonably well with the experimental values obtained from the standard steady-state and IV characteristic curve measurements. After a calibration process, the model is a suitable tool to predict the thermal and electrical performance of a hybrid solar collector, for a specific weather data set.

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EWSN BASED RELIABLE TRANSMISSION USING MOBILE DATA COLLECTOR NODE  

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Full Text Available The most important goal in event driven wireless sensor network is to transmit the event information to users as soon as possible. In typical WSN there are number of sensor nodes which detect the event and transmit data packet towards static sink, but the node which are one hop from the sink at this location there lot of chances of both network or congestion, this leads to reduce the energy and data loss (Packet drop.In our EWSN model we use mobile data collector that will collect the event information and send it to sink. sensor node sense the event and announce by broadcasting the alarm packet, when data collector node receive this packet it will find out location and collect data from that sensor node .and by using the concept of travelling Salesmen Problem it will find the route to the Sink node and deliver the packet there for further processing. So by using technique we try to avoid the congestion near to sink and try to improve the reliability of the network.

R. A. Deshmukh

2013-01-01

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Agronomical and biological results of solar energy heating by the combination of the sunstock system with an outside captor on a muskmelon crop grown in polyethylene greenhouses  

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Full Text Available Six cultivars of muskmelon (Early Dew, "68-02", "Early Chaca", "Jivaro", "Super Sprint" and "Cantor" transplanted at two differents dates were cultivated under two PE greenhouses heated by solar energy recovery and compared to a control greenhouse. The greenhouses were covered with a double shield of normal PE of 100 microns. The first greenhouse was considered as the control. The second one was equipped with a sunstock solar energy collector distribution system, consisting in a covering of 37 % of the ground surface by flat black PVC tubes, used during the day as a solar energy captor for heating the water of a basin and during the night as a radiant mulch for heating the greenhouse by emission of radiation warmth. The third greenhouse was equipped also with the same sunstock System, but connected with a supplementary outdoor collector by means of flat PE tubes corresponding to about 28 % covering of the greenhouse, and resulting in a more important energy stock, available for heating during the night. Minimum air temperature was raised by about 1, 5 and 2, 5°C respectively in the second and the third greenhouse, while the minimum soil temperature was raised with about 1 and 2°C respectively. Evolution of the maximum temperatures was more irregular and was depending also from the incident energy. Plant growth under the solar heated greenhouse was more accelerated, and resulted in an earlier fruitset, an earlier production and a higher total yield.

Vandevelde, R.

1983-01-01

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Comparison of different methods of estimating the mean radiant temperature in outdoor thermal comfort studies  

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Correlations between outdoor thermal indices and the calculated or measured mean radiant temperature Tmrt are in general of high importance because of the combined effect on human energy balance in outdoor spaces. The most accurate way to determine Tmrt is by means of integral radiation measurements, i.e. measuring the short- and long-wave radiation from six directions using pyranometers and pyrgeometers, an expensive and not always an easily available procedure. Some studies use globe thermometers combined with air temperature and wind speed sensors. An alternative way to determine Tmrt is based on output from the RayMan model from measured data of incoming global radiation and morphological features of the monitoring site in particular sky view factor (SVF) data. The purpose of this paper is to compare different methods to assess the mean radiant temperature Tmrt in terms of differences to a reference condition (Tmrt calculated from field measurements) and to resulting outdoor comfort levels expressed as PET and UTCI values. The Tmrt obtained from field measurements is a combination of air temperature, wind speed and globe temperature data according to the forced ventilation formula of ISO 7726 for data collected in Glasgow, UK. Four different methods were used in the RayMan model for Tmrt calculations: input data consisting exclusively of data measured at urban sites; urban data excluding solar radiation, estimated SVF data and solar radiation data measured at a rural site; urban data excluding solar radiation with SVF data for each site; urban data excluding solar radiation and including solar radiation at the rural site taking no account of SVF information. Results show that all methods overestimate Tmrt when compared to ISO calculations. Correlations were found to be significant for the first method and lower for the other three. Results in terms of comfort (PET, UTCI) suggest that reasonable estimates could be made based on global radiation data measured at the urban site or as a surrogate of missing SR data or globe temperature data recorded at the urban area on global radiation data measured at a rural location.

Krüger, E. L.; Minella, F. O.; Matzarakis, A.

2014-10-01

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Comparison of different methods of estimating the mean radiant temperature in outdoor thermal comfort studies.  

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Correlations between outdoor thermal indices and the calculated or measured mean radiant temperature Tmrt are in general of high importance because of the combined effect on human energy balance in outdoor spaces. The most accurate way to determine Tmrt is by means of integral radiation measurements, i.e. measuring the short- and long-wave radiation from six directions using pyranometers and pyrgeometers, an expensive and not always an easily available procedure. Some studies use globe thermometers combined with air temperature and wind speed sensors. An alternative way to determine Tmrt is based on output from the RayMan model from measured data of incoming global radiation and morphological features of the monitoring site in particular sky view factor (SVF) data. The purpose of this paper is to compare different methods to assess the mean radiant temperature Tmrt in terms of differences to a reference condition (Tmrt calculated from field measurements) and to resulting outdoor comfort levels expressed as PET and UTCI values. The Tmrt obtained from field measurements is a combination of air temperature, wind speed and globe temperature data according to the forced ventilation formula of ISO 7726 for data collected in Glasgow, UK. Four different methods were used in the RayMan model for Tmrt calculations: input data consisting exclusively of data measured at urban sites; urban data excluding solar radiation, estimated SVF data and solar radiation data measured at a rural site; urban data excluding solar radiation with SVF data for each site; urban data excluding solar radiation and including solar radiation at the rural site taking no account of SVF information. Results show that all methods overestimate Tmrt when compared to ISO calculations. Correlations were found to be significant for the first method and lower for the other three. Results in terms of comfort (PET, UTCI) suggest that reasonable estimates could be made based on global radiation data measured at the urban site or as a surrogate of missing SR data or globe temperature data recorded at the urban area on global radiation data measured at a rural location. PMID:24375056

Krüger, E L; Minella, F O; Matzarakis, A

2014-10-01

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Análisis de los parámetros para el diseño y optimización de un tubo radiante / Analysis of the relevant parameters for the design and optimization of a radiant tube  

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Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish La necesidad de apropiar tendencias tecnológicas de última generación en equipos de combustión con aplicaciones en el sector productivo nacional, despierta el interés por estudiar los parámetros de diseño, optimización y caracterización de nuevos sistemas térmicos. En este artículo se presenta un mé [...] todo para el análisis de procesos de calentamiento con tubo radiante. El modelo se ha desarrollado planteando algunas hipótesis que ayudan a la caracterización de los parámetros mas influyentes involucrados en su funcionamiento y tiene como objetivos servir de guía en la etapa de diseño en aplicaciones industriales y ser una herramienta adecuada para la selección de un sistema de combustión con tubo radiante. Abstract in english The need for adopting the latest technological tendencies in combustion appliances, which have potential applications in the national industry, gives rise to an interest in studying the parameters of design, optimization and characterization of new thermal systems. A method for the analysis of heat [...] transfer processes involving radiant tubes is presented in this article. Some hypotheses used in the development of the model considered helpful for the characterization of the most influencing parameters involved in the model are presented. The model attempts to serve as a guide during the design phase in in¬dustrial applications, and to be an adequate tool for the selection of a combustion system with radiant tube.

Andrés, Amell Arrieta; Henry, Copete López; Juan Pablo, Gómez.

2006-09-01

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Reduction of oxygen consumption, insensible water loss, and radiant heat demand with use of a plastic blanket for low-birth-weight infants under radiant warmers.  

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Eight very low-birth-weight premature infants (mean birth weight 1.11 +/- 0.05 [SEM]kg, mean gestation 30 +/- 1 weeks, and mean age 9 +/- 2 days) were studied under servocontrolled radiant warmers with and without a loosely fitted, transparent, and flexible Saran plastic blanket. Metabolic rate was significantly less in all infants when covered by the blanket (oxygen consumption was 7.99 +/- 1.13 mL/kg/min v 9.00 +/- 1.10 mL/kg/min uncovered, P less than .001). There were also significant reductions in insensible water loss (1.86 +/- 0.18 v 1.25 +/- 0.20 mL/kg/h, P less than .01) and in heat demand from the radiant warmer (14.3 +/- 1.3 v 9.9 +/- 1.4 mW/cm2, P less than .001) when infants were nursed under the blanket compared with the control condition, respectively. Covering the critically ill, very low-birth-weight infant nursed under a radiant heater with a thin, transparent layer of Saran is beneficial in reducing oxygen consumption, insensible water loss, and the need for exposure to high levels of radiant heat. Further investigation to confirm the benefits and possible complications of plastic blankets should be conducted before routine use can be recommended. PMID:6504622

Baumgart, S

1984-12-01

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A calibrated integrating sphere setup to determine the infrared spectral radiant flux of high-intensity discharge lamps  

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A setup that aims to determine the infrared radiation fraction of the energy balance of high intensity discharge (HID) lamps has been designed, constructed and calibrated. It consists of a high-resolution integrating sphere that can cover a wide spectral range. New in this work is that the integrating sphere measurements can be used in the infrared part of the spectrum up to 10 {mu}m and that we have calibrated the absolute intensity in that range. No calibration standards for spectral radiant flux are readily available in the infrared. Therefore, we have used a resistive heated platinum ribbon as absolute intensity reference. As a first test case, this new setup was used to determine the energy balance of a Philips CDM-T 70W/830 lamp, which is a type of metal halide HID lamp.

Rijke, A J; Nijdam, S; Haverlag, M; Janssen, J F J; Van der Mullen, J J A M; Kroesen, G M W, E-mail: a.j.rijke@tue.nl [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

2011-06-08

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A calibrated integrating sphere setup to determine the infrared spectral radiant flux of high-intensity discharge lamps  

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A setup that aims to determine the infrared radiation fraction of the energy balance of high intensity discharge (HID) lamps has been designed, constructed and calibrated. It consists of a high-resolution integrating sphere that can cover a wide spectral range. New in this work is that the integrating sphere measurements can be used in the infrared part of the spectrum up to 10 ?m and that we have calibrated the absolute intensity in that range. No calibration standards for spectral radiant flux are readily available in the infrared. Therefore, we have used a resistive heated platinum ribbon as absolute intensity reference. As a first test case, this new setup was used to determine the energy balance of a Philips CDM-T 70W/830 lamp, which is a type of metal halide HID lamp.

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SOFAS market inquiry 1998. Solar collectors and photovoltaic modules in the year 1998  

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Beginning 1984, the Swiss Professional Association of Solar Energy Firms (SOFAS) collects data on solar collector and photovoltaic module sales in Switzerland. The data enter the 'Swiss statistics of renewable energy sources' in the annual report of the action programme 'Energy 2000' as well as the 'General energy statistics' of the Swiss government. In this way, the total energy output of solar heating systems (for domestic hot water preparation, space heating, swimming pool heating, and hay drying) as well as that of photovoltaic systems is available since 1993 in Switzerland. For years, the installed collector and module area is growing continuously. Especially for photovoltaics the subsidy programme of the government has a clear impact on the market tabs., figs

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REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE AND ANALYSIS ISI FLAT PLATE COLLECTOR WITH MODIFIED FLAT PLATE COLLECTOR  

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Full Text Available The market of solar water heater of natural circulation type (thermo-siphon is fast growing in India. Initial cost of the solar water heater system at present is high because of store type design. It is necessary to make the product more popular by reducing the cost. This is possible by reducing area of liquid flat plate collector by increasing tube diameter and reducing riser length. Hence it is essential to make solar water heater in affordable range of the general public class. Present work is based on review of comparative performance and analysis of ISI flat plate collector with modified flat plat collector. The paper will be helpful for those who are working in the area of solar water heating system and their use in domestic areas.

MR.Y.Y.NANDURKAR

2012-03-01

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La garantía de calidad del tratamiento radiante: enfoques médicos  

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Full Text Available La radioterapia constituye una de las armas terapéuticas básicas en la atención de los tumores malignos: entre un 50 y 60 % son susceptibles de ser irradiados en el curso de su evolución, ya sea con intención curativa como paliativa. Los objetivos de todo tratamiento radiante son el llevar una dosis adecuada y lo más homogénea posible al volumen tumoral, preservar los tejidos sanos y una exposición mínima al personal de salud expuesto. Para poder garantizar estos objetivos es preciso aplicar un control o garantía de calidad, que comprende aspectos médicos y físicos, estrechamente imbricados. Entre los aspectos médicos se encuentran: a aquellos que comprenden los programas o políticas de tratamiento, donde se definen las técnicas propuestas, irradiación externa, braquiterapia, dosis, áreas o volúmenes o irradiar teniendo en cuenta estadios, localizaciones, etc., y donde se precisan acciones definidas según los pasos a seguir (evaluación multidisciplinaria, decisión terapéutica, planeación del tratamiento, verificación y ejecución del mismo, acciones que tienen en cuenta los pasos médicos, pero también aspectos físicos del mismo, como la dosimetría, los dispositivos de inmovilización, bloqueos, etc.; b aquellos que comprenden elementos técnicos y físicos, como controles en equipos de simulación, irradiación, etc., y la correcta aplicación diaria del tratamiento indicado y planificado y c revisiones periódicas de los programas de tratamiento, seguimiento de los casos y resultados obtenidos. De lo anterior se infiere la necesidad de tener y aplicar un programa de control de calidad del tratamiento radiante, que garantiza un tratamiento de calidad óptima.Radiotherapy is one of the basic therapeutical tools in the management of malignant tumors: 50-60% is susceptible to radiation in the course of their evolution, either for curative or palliative purposes. The objectives of radiotherapy are to apply the most homogenous adequate dose to the tumor volume, to preserve the healthy tissues and to have minimum exposure of the health care staff. To assure these objectives, it is necessary to apply a quality control or assurance that covers closely related medical and physical aspects. Among the medical aspects there are: a those comprising the therapeutical programs or policies which define the proposed techniques, the external radiation, brachytherapy, dose, areas or volumes to be irradiated, taking into account tumor staging, locations, etc. and specify certain actions according to the steps to be followed (multidisciplinary evaluation, therapeutical decision, treatment planning, implementation and verification of therapy, actions that cover not only medical steps but also physical aspects such as dosimetry, inmmobilization devices, blockage, etc; bthose comprising technical and physical elements such as check-ins in simulation equipment, radiation equipment, and the daily correct application of the prescribed and planned treatment, and csystematic reviews of treatment programs, follow-up of cases and obtained results. It may be inferred from the above-mentioned that it is required to have and apply a quality control program for radiotherapy that assures an optimum quality treatment.

José Alert Silva

2002-10-01

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La garantía de calidad del tratamiento radiante: enfoques médicos  

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Full Text Available SciELO Cuba | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish La radioterapia constituye una de las armas terapéuticas básicas en la atención de los tumores malignos: entre un 50 y 60 % son susceptibles de ser irradiados en el curso de su evolución, ya sea con intención curativa como paliativa. Los objetivos de todo tratamiento radiante son el llevar una dosis [...] adecuada y lo más homogénea posible al volumen tumoral, preservar los tejidos sanos y una exposición mínima al personal de salud expuesto. Para poder garantizar estos objetivos es preciso aplicar un control o garantía de calidad, que comprende aspectos médicos y físicos, estrechamente imbricados. Entre los aspectos médicos se encuentran: a) aquellos que comprenden los programas o políticas de tratamiento, donde se definen las técnicas propuestas, irradiación externa, braquiterapia, dosis, áreas o volúmenes o irradiar teniendo en cuenta estadios, localizaciones, etc., y donde se precisan acciones definidas según los pasos a seguir (evaluación multidisciplinaria, decisión terapéutica, planeación del tratamiento, verificación y ejecución del mismo), acciones que tienen en cuenta los pasos médicos, pero también aspectos físicos del mismo, como la dosimetría, los dispositivos de inmovilización, bloqueos, etc.; b) aquellos que comprenden elementos técnicos y físicos, como controles en equipos de simulación, irradiación, etc., y la correcta aplicación diaria del tratamiento indicado y planificado y c) revisiones periódicas de los programas de tratamiento, seguimiento de los casos y resultados obtenidos. De lo anterior se infiere la necesidad de tener y aplicar un programa de control de calidad del tratamiento radiante, que garantiza un tratamiento de calidad óptima. Abstract in english Radiotherapy is one of the basic therapeutical tools in the management of malignant tumors: 50-60% is susceptible to radiation in the course of their evolution, either for curative or palliative purposes. The objectives of radiotherapy are to apply the most homogenous adequate dose to the tumor volu [...] me, to preserve the healthy tissues and to have minimum exposure of the health care staff. To assure these objectives, it is necessary to apply a quality control or assurance that covers closely related medical and physical aspects. Among the medical aspects there are: a) those comprising the therapeutical programs or policies which define the proposed techniques, the external radiation, brachytherapy, dose, areas or volumes to be irradiated, taking into account tumor staging, locations, etc. and specify certain actions according to the steps to be followed (multidisciplinary evaluation, therapeutical decision, treatment planning, implementation and verification of therapy), actions that cover not only medical steps but also physical aspects such as dosimetry, inmmobilization devices, blockage, etc; b)those comprising technical and physical elements such as check-ins in simulation equipment, radiation equipment, and the daily correct application of the prescribed and planned treatment, and c)systematic reviews of treatment programs, follow-up of cases and obtained results. It may be inferred from the above-mentioned that it is required to have and apply a quality control program for radiotherapy that assures an optimum quality treatment.

José, Alert Silva.

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Comprehensive energy and economic analyses on a zero energy house versus a conventional house  

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A zero energy house (ZEH) was built side by side with a baseline house in suburban Las Vegas. Actual energy performance measurements were carried out on the incorporated energy saving features and solar applications. The data show that a radiant barrier and a water-cooled air conditioner are major contributors to the energy savings, while an insulated floor slab and thermal mass walls are not effective for energy-conservation during cooling periods. Photovoltaic roof tiles produce enough green power to cover the use in the ZEH, and the solar water heater can reach a peak efficiency of 80%. The energy saving contribution of each incorporated component was obtained using Energy10 and eQUEST3.6 models, and then these codes were used for economic application evaluation. The two analysis codes yield similar results that compare well with the actual building performance data. Four items are clearly economically valuable for these applications: high performance windows, compact fluorescent lights, highly-insulated roofs and air conditioners with water-cooled condensers. PV tiles show a good financial return when rebates are considered. The Integrated Collector Storage (ICS) unit has a high efficiency but with a little higher thermal price. Thermal mass walls are too costly to have wide market appeal. (author)

Zhu, L. [School of Architecture, Tianjin University, Tianjin, 300072 (China); Hurt, R.; Correa, D.; Boehm, R. [Center for Energy Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (United States)

2009-09-15