Performance enhancement of solar vortex power generator by Al2O3-in-black paint coating

Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Ismaeel, A.A. and Baheta, A.T. and Aurybi, M.A. (2021) Performance enhancement of solar vortex power generator by Al2O3-in-black paint coating. Journal of Cleaner Production, 316 .

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Solar vortex is a clean technique for power generation. It is known for its low energy conversion efficiency. A sufficient air heating zone can enhance it to initiate and maintain a powerful swirly upward airflow. This paper presents experimental results of the performance enhancement of a solar vortex power generator by enhancing the photothermic conversion using Al2O3-in-black paint coating. Photothermic enhancement of four different 5wt metallic powder-in-black paint was evaluated experimentally using a modified solar air heater comprising five compartments. Each compartment consisted of identical 1100 � 150 mm Aluminum absorbers tagged as an uncoated absorber, absorber coated with black enamel paint, absorber coated with Al2O3-in-black paint, absorber coated with CuO-in-black paint and absorber coated with Al2O3�CuO-in-black paint. Results show that the best solar photothermic conversion was achieved by an absorber plate coated with Al2O3-in-black paint. The mean enhancement in the thermal efficiency of the solar air heater was 51.0, and air temperature rise was increased by 28.5, compared with the nonpainted absorber. Since Al2O3 was the most effective coating, it has been used to enhance the performance of the solar vortex power generation system by coating the surface of the vortex generation engine. The 5wt Al2O3-in-black paint demonstrated improvement by 17.4 in heat gain compared to the unpainted surface of the solar vortex generator. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Alumina; Aluminum coatings; Aluminum oxide; Conversion efficiency; Copper oxides; Solar equipment; Solar heating; Wind tunnels, Absorber coatings; Paint coatings; Performance enhancements; Photothermic conversion; Photothermics; Power; Selective coatings; Solar air heater; Solar updraft power plant; Solar vortex, Vortex flow
ID Code:23896
Deposited By: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Deposited On:19 Aug 2021 13:24
Last Modified:19 Aug 2021 13:24

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