Experimental Investigation Of A Heat Pipe Solar Collector Used As An Ecological Alternative To Water Heating

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Abstract

In this paper heat pipes have been constructed and tested using ethanol and water solutions at different concentrations as a working fluid. Tests were carried out to investigate the effects of ethanol concentration, as well as the evacuation of the pipe and the use of a wick within the pipe to ensure continuous system performance. It was concluded that the evacuation of a heat pipe or the use of a wick does not add much effect to improving the performance of a heat pipe. A comparison of the experimental results with those obtained from a previously developed model reveals a good agreement between the experiments and the model predictions.
Translated title of the contributionInvestigación experimental de un colector solar de tubo de calor utilizado como una alternativa ecológica a la calefacción de agua
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRevista Sarance
Volume42
Issue number2018
StatePublished - 30 Dec 2018

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