PERSONAL DE APOYO
DI LALLA Nicolas
artículos
Título:
THE PULSED-FLOW DESIGN: A NEW LOW-COST SOLAR COLLECTOR
Autor/es:
L JUANICĂ“; DI LALLA
Revista:
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Editorial:
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Referencias:
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2016 p. 422 - 429
ISSN:
0960-1481
Resumen:
A new pulsed-flow design of hose-based solar collector is presented, which uses a long hose connected todistrict-grid water in the same way that the basic hose design does. But on contrary that this last, herethe exit is not connected directly to consumption and instead the hot water flow is controlled by athermostat that purges the hose to an insulated tank every time it reaches the desired temperature. So,this water-pond collector works close its maximum efficiency along the day and minimizes nocturnalcooling effect, improving noticeably the performance of the original hose design. As was demonstratedby thermal modeling, this new pulsed-flow design could satisfy the domestic demand of sanitary hotwater even in high-latitude locations and furthermore, its performance could be noticeably improved byadding a smart microcontroller. The economic analysis shows this design could be highly competitiveapplied to large hot-water demands and relatively good for single family demands.