Solar Water Pumping — An Analytical Overview

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contributor.author Kamal, W. A. en_US
date.accessioned 2009-11-25T13:05:09Z en_US
date.available 2009-11-25T13:05:09Z en_US
date.issued 1988 en_US
identifier.citation Engineering Journal of Qatar University, 1988, Vol. 1, Pages 165-189. en_US
identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/7914 en_US
description.abstract Two basic thermodynamic conversion techniques of solar water pumping are recognized. In the first technique, a high internal energy fluid heated in a solar collector is used to power a conventional heat engine which drives a conventional pump. The second technique involves specially designed solar pumps, for example the Boldt, Rao and Michaelis designs. The study reveals that an engine working on the organic Ranking cycle and having an output of a few kilowatts (maximum 20KW) would be most suitable for pumping purposes. It is also concluded that a pumping rate of 2-3 cubic meters per hour is obtainable for every square meter of the flat plate collector area in an engine employing Freon-11 as the working fluid. en_US
language.iso en en_US
publisher Qatar University en_US
subject Energy en_US
title Solar Water Pumping — An Analytical Overview en_US
type Article en_US
identifier.pagination 165-189 en_US
identifier.volume 1 en_US


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