Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2018, Page: 29-34
Theoretical and Experimental Investigation on Performance Improvement of Solar Hot Water System Under Real Weather Conditions at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Le Minh Nhut, Department of Thermal Engineering, Faculty of Vehicle and Energy Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Received: Feb. 25, 2018;       Accepted: Mar. 11, 2018;       Published: Apr. 2, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajetm.20180301.13      View  1729      Downloads  68
This paper presents the results of theoretical and experimental investigation to determine the optimal flow rate of collector loop to improve the performance of a solar hot water system under real weather conditions at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The optimal flow rate of flat-plate collector loop is researched based on the relationship between the useful heat gain of the flat plate collectors and the electricity consumption of the collector pump. The result of the simulation and experiment shows that the optimal flow rate was determined at the value of 0.132 (kg/s). Besides, the effects of various parameters such as initial water temperature of storage tank, flat plate collector area and volume of storage tank are investigated. Furthermore, the validation of simulation and experiment results of the progress of the water temperature in the storage tank is also evaluated.
Flat-Plate Collectors, Optimal Flow Rate, Collector Loop, Useful Heat Gain, Electricity Consumption
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Le Minh Nhut, Theoretical and Experimental Investigation on Performance Improvement of Solar Hot Water System Under Real Weather Conditions at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, American Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 29-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ajetm.20180301.13
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