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Title: Performance Evaluation of Solar – Operated Thermosyphon Hot Water System in ‎Akure
Authors: Adegoke, C.O.
Bolaji, Bukola Olalekan
Keywords: Solar energy
water heating
thermosyphon
improved system
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: International Journal of Engineering and Engineering Technology, ‎FUTAJEET, Federal University of Technology, Akure, ‎Nigeria‎
Series/Report no.: Volume 2;No. 1, pp. 35-40
Abstract: Two passive solar-operated hot water systems were designed, constructed using local materials ‎and tested Akure on latitude 7.25 oN. The storage tank of one of the systems was not insulated ‎whilst in the other system, the storage tank was insulated and smaller diameter pipes with many ‎passes were used which gave even spread of water along the absorber, thereby increasing the ‎heat removal from the collector by the working fluid. The later which is an improvement on the ‎former system is designated as the “improved system”, whilst the uninsulated system is ‎designated as the “existing system”. Efficiency curves showed that the improved system had ‎higher thermal efficiency and performed better that the existing system. During the test period, a ‎maximum hot water temperature of 52.5 oC was obtained in the existing system whilst that of the ‎improved system was 76.5 oC
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/1240
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