Experimental Study of a Flat Solar Collector with Thermal Energy Storage, Applying Improvements Based on Bibliometric Review and CAD Simulation

A. D. Rincon-Quintero, W. L. Rondon-Romero, J. G. Maradey-Lazaro, O. Lengerke, C. L. Sandoval-Rodriguez, O. A. Acosta-Cardenas

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Abstract

The research shows the development process of a 3 m2 flat solar collector, composed of three modules of 1 m2 each, with labyrinth trap geometry, turbulence ridges and thermal energy storage tanks, the latter using different types of phase change materials (PCM), specifically two types of paraffins with melting points in the range of 48 to 58 ℃. Additionally, one of its modules filled with motor oil. During the first phase, a bibliometric exploration methodology is carried out with VOSviewer Software, identifying prominent technologies in the subject, which allows the design and simulation of a prototype using CAD Software. Subsequently, when implementing it, an analysis of the behavior of the vacuum collector with respect to the use of thermal energy storage is carried out, identifying the advantages in the use of PCM. Among the results, a working power close to 450 W and an approximate efficiency of 25% stand out, contrasting with the simulation, the importance of PCMs in increasing the efficiency of these devices used in different applications is concluded.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Technologies - 4th International Conference, ICAT 2022, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMiguel Botto-Tobar, Marcelo Zambrano Vizuete, Sergio Montes León, Pablo Torres-Carrión, Benjamin Durakovic
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages370-384
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783031249709
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event4th International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2022 - Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 23 Nov 202225 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1756 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2022
Country/TerritoryEcuador
CityQuito
Period23/11/2225/11/22

Keywords

  • Flat solar collector
  • PCM - Phase Change Materials
  • Thermal energy storage VOSviewer

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