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Title: Design and Performance Evaluation of a ‎Solar Poultry Egg Incubator
Authors: Bolaji, Bukola Olalekan
Keywords: collector
incubator
poultry
performance
solar energy‎
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Thammasat International Journal of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand‎
Series/Report no.: Volume 13;No. 1, pp. 47-55
Abstract: In this study, a solar poultry egg incubator was designed, fabricated and tested to evaluate its ‎performance. The incubator consists of a solar collector with built-in thermal storage and ‎incubating chamber of 100 eggs capacity. During the incubating period, average outlet collector ‎temperature of 72.4 oC was obtained on the highest solar radiation day and 51.8 oC was obtained ‎on the lowest solar radiation day. The incubating chamber was maintained throughout the ‎incubating period within a temperature range of 37.0 to 39.5 oC and relative humidity range of ‎‎58.0 to 71.5 %. The collector thermal efficiency was found to be 68.7 %. The percentage ‎fertility and hatchability of eggs were 85.0 and 78.8 % respectively.
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/1218
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