Parametric Study of Salt Gradient Solar Ponds

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R. S. Beniwal, N. S. Saxena, R. C. Bhandari

Thermal Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004, India

J. Sol. Energy Eng 108(1), 75-77 (Feb 01, 1986) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268068 History: Received October 01, 1984; Online November 11, 2009


A mathematical model for efficiency of a salt gradient solar pond is described. Heat losses from the bottom of the pond have been calculated, and the results for the effective thermal conductivity with the thicknesses of various insulating materials have been presented. The effect of the ground thermal resistance on the efficiency of the pond for different values of ΔT /S o have also been shown.

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