Thermal and material characterization of immersed heat exchangers for solar domestic hot water

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of methods to characterize the thermal performance of heat exchangers immersed in thermal storage vessels intended for solar domestic water heating systems and to assess the mechanical durability and scaling potential of polymers for this app lication. Recent research at the University of Minnesota is summarized and recommendations are made for future research to further the development of polymer heat exchangers and piping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Solar Energy
Subtitle of host publicationAn Annual Review of Research and Development in Renewable Energy Technologies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages99-129
Number of pages31
Volume17
ISBN (Electronic)9781317740872
ISBN (Print)9781844073146
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Domestic hot water
  • Heat exchangers
  • Heat transfer
  • Integral collector storage
  • Natural convection
  • Nylon
  • Polymers

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    Davidson, J. H., Mantell, S. C., & Francis, L. F. (2015). Thermal and material characterization of immersed heat exchangers for solar domestic hot water. In Advances in Solar Energy: An Annual Review of Research and Development in Renewable Energy Technologies (Vol. 17, pp. 99-129). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315793221-11