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Title: Design and Performance Evaluation of a Solar Poultry Egg Incubator
Authors: Bukola Olalekan Bolaji
Keywords: collector,
solar energy.
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: Thammasat Int. J. Sc. Tech
Citation: collector, incubator, poultry, performance
Series/Report no.: Vol. 13, No. 1,;January-March 2008
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.
Description: The continuous rise and competitive demands for fossil fuel necessitate the need for alternative source of renewable energy. In many parts of the world there is a growing awareness that renewable energy has an important role to play in extending technology to farmers in developing countries to increase their productivity. Solar thermal technology is a technology that is rapidly gaining acceptance as an energy saving measure in agriculture application. It is fast becoming an alternative source of energy because of the high rate of depletion of the conventional energy sources. It is preferred to other alternative sources of energy such as wind and shale, because it is abundant, inexhaustible, and non-polluting. It is capable of meeting a significant portion of the world’s future energy needs with minimum of adverse environmental consequence [1-2].
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/2320
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