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Solar Thermal Water Pumps: A Preliminary Analysis of the Working Process

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K. Mahkamov, E. P. Orda

School of Engineering, The University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, UK

J. Sol. Energy Eng 127(1), 29-36 (Feb 07, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1767191 History: Received September 01, 2003; Revised April 01, 2004; Online February 07, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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References

Orda,  E., and Mahkamov,  K., 2004, “Development of “Low-tech” Solar Thermal Water Pumps for Use in Developing Countries,” ASME J. Sol. Energy Eng., 126(2), pp. 768–773.
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The general scheme of a laboratory prototype of a solar thermal water pump
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An example of experimental data obtained from the tests on the laboratory prototype of the thermal converter
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The theoretical (a) and experimental (b) pressure-volume diagrams of the solar thermal water pump: 1–for the expansion space; 2–for the compression space; 3–for the total volume
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The change in the expansion, compression and total volumes of the solar water pump and in the air and steam pressures and the total pressure during a cycle
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The pressure-volume diagrams for the cycle in the solar thermal water pump for the case when the maximum temperature in the cycle is 85°C
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The pressure-volume diagrams for the cycle in the solar thermal water pump for the case when the maximum temperature in the cycle is 107°C
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The pressure-volume diagrams for the cycle in the solar thermal water pump for the case when the maximum temperature in the cycle is 120°C
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The change of the steam/air mass rate during the cycle when the maximum temperature in the cycle is 85, 107 and 120°C

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