Experimental study of a self-pumping boiling collector solar hot water system

J. H. Davidson, H. A. Walker, G. O G Lof

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Abstract

An experimental study of a pilot scale passive solar hot water heating system utilizing a boiling collector is presented. The self-pumping system alternates between two modes of operation. During the run cycle, vapor pressure drives the evaporated refrigerant downward from the collector to the condenser. Once a preset quantity of refrigerant is condensed, vapor pressure is again used to force the return of the condensate to the collector during the pump cycle. The pilot system is optionally configured to operate with a mechanical pump.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages117-124
Number of pages8
Volume8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventAnalysis and Applications of Heat Pumps - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1988Dec 2 1988

Other

OtherAnalysis and Applications of Heat Pumps
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/27/8812/2/88

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