Experimental Exergy Analysis and Optimum Water Load of a Solar Cooker
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 48-53
Received: Sep. 14, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 28, 2016; Published: Nov. 25, 2016
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Arezki Harmim, Development Center of Renewable Energies (CDER), URER/MS, Adrar, Algeria
Mebarek Boukar, Development Center of Renewable Energies (CDER), URER/MS, Adrar, Algeria
M’hammed Amar, Development Center of Renewable Energies (CDER), URER/MS, Adrar, Algeria
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Abstract
The energy and exergy efficiencies of a stationary solar cooker equipped with an asymmetric compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) were experimentally evaluated. Experiments were conducted with different water load and at different ambient temperature. It was found that it is preferable that the cooker is directed 30° east of south for an exploitation during morning at a lower ambient temperature with sufficient solar radiation on its intercept area. Also exergy efficiency together with energy efficiency is used to define the optimum water load of the solar cooker. This optimum load is calculated according to 5 kg water/m² intercept area.
Keywords
Energy Efficiency, Exergy Efficiency, Optimum Water Load, Solar Cooker
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Arezki Harmim, Mebarek Boukar, M’hammed Amar, Experimental Exergy Analysis and Optimum Water Load of a Solar Cooker, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2016, pp. 48-53. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20160206.13
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