Effect of solar collector type on the absorption system performance

Mohamed H. Ahmed, Alberto Giaconia, Amr M. A. Amin

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Abstract

Solar energy has a great ability in cooling and air conditioning as the demand coincides with the availability of solar energy. In this study, different solar collector technologies such as Parabolic Trough Concentrator PTC and Linear Fresnel Collector LFC were used to power solar absorption system. The effect of using these different technologies on the thermal performance of the absorption cooling system was investigated. The PTC proved better performance compared to the Linear Fresnel Collector in terms of outlet fluid temperature, temperature rise and rate of energy gained. The result shows an enhancement in the outlet temperature, temperature rise and the rate of energy gained due to use the parabolic trough collector by about 47 °C, 6 °C and 161 kW, respectively. Also, the operating period due to using the parabolic tough collector is longer relative to the linear Fresnel collector. The result shows that an operating period of about 71.5 and 63. 75 h/week was satisfied for the PTC and LFC, respectively. This study was performed using TRNSYS program.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event6th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 12 Dec 2017 → …

Conference

Conference6th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period12/12/17 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Ahmed, M. H., Giaconia, A., & Amin, A. M. A. (2017). Effect of solar collector type on the absorption system performance. Paper presented at 6th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2017, San Diego, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/DISTRA.2017.8191284