Identifying and Reducing Scaling Problems in Solar Hot Water Systems

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Derek K. Baker

Humboldt State University, Environmental Resources Engineering Department, 1 Harpst Street, House 18, Arcata, CA 95521e-mail: dkb16@humboldt.edu

Gary C. Vliet

University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering Department, ETC 5.160, Austin, TX 78712-1063e-mail: gvliet@mail.utexas.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(1), 61-66 (Jan 27, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1528924 History: Received April 01, 2002; Revised June 01, 2002; Online January 27, 2003
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Grahic Jump Location
Recommendations for a mild scaling problem (PSP=1.3; i.e., 1≤PSP<2) with Alk=100 mg/L as CaCO3 and [Ca2+] =85 mg/L as CaCO3
Grahic Jump Location
Recommendations for a large scaling problem (PSP=3.5; i.e., 3≤PSP<4) with Alk=160 mg/L as CaCO3 and [Ca2+] =135 mg/L as CaCO3
Grahic Jump Location
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