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Experimantal Investigation of A Heat Pipe Solar Collector Using Water-Ethanol Solutions as the Working Fluid

Ahmad Jahanbakhsh (), Dr. Hamid Reza Haghgou () and Dr. Shahab Alizadeh ()
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Ahmad Jahanbakhsh: Graduate student in MERC
Dr. Hamid Reza Haghgou: asisstant Researcher; MERC Department of Energy
Dr. Shahab Alizadeh: asisstant Professor ; Mechanical engineering department of Islamic Azad University

International Journal of Resistive Economics, 2017, vol. 5, issue 1, 79-89

Abstract: In this paper heat pipes have been constructed and tested using solutions of ethanol and water at different concentrations as the working fluid. Tests were carried out to investigate the effects of ethanol concentration as well as the pipe evacuation and the use of a wick inside the pipe to ensure a continuous performance of the system. It was concluded that the evacuation of a heat pipe or using a wick do not add much effect to the enhancement of a heat pipe performance. 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.

Keywords: heat pipe; solar energy; waterheater (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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