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Experimental studies on solar parabolic dish cooker with porous medium

The solar cooking is the alternate method of cooking to reduce consumptions of fossil fuels. An affordable, energy efficient solar cooking technology is much need due to the fossil fuels increasing cost and it is the hottest research topic in all over the world. This paper presents an experimental analysis of the heat transfer enhancement of solar parabolic dish cookers by a porous medium made of scrap material. Using the stagnation temperature test and water boiling test are conducted on the cooking vessel with and without porous medium. Experimental results are compared for both cases in terms of thermal performance, optical efficiency, heat loss factor and cooking power.

Authors:   S. Lokeswaran, M. Eswaramoorthy
Journal:   Applied Solar Energy
Volume:   48
edition:   3
Year:   2012
Pages:   169
DOI:   10.3103/S0003701X12030097
Publication date:   15-Nov-2012
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