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DEVELOPMENT OF A SOLAR POND AND CFD MODELING AT SIKAR

Author(s):

Himanshu Sharma

Keywords:

Salt gradient solar pond, Salt concentration, Salinity gradient, CFD Modeling.

Abstract

Solar pond is a device which absorbs solar energy and stores it as thermal energy. Simple salt gradient solar pond consists of three basic layers: lower convective zone, non-convective zone and last is upper convective zone. In present study a simple working experimental setup of salt gradient solar pond was fabricated in Sobhasaria Group of Institutions, Sikar (Rajasthan) with locally available materials. Different salt concentration layers were made and Salinity gradient was established successfully. Three day field experiment was conducted by considering a 1m3 solar pond. Three different salt concentrations were considered to perform the study. In present study working 3-D full scale solar pond CFD model was also developed and validated with experimental results. CFD results and effect of salt concentration, effect of local time and effect of height was investigated and present in this research paper. It was found that as salt concentration was increased, performance of solar pond was also increased. A good Agreement was found between experimental and CFD results which indicates the validity of data.

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Paper ID: IJSARTV
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 7/2/2017

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