Event Title

Session 3K: Solar Chimney Optimization for Environmental Energy Absorption

Session Number

Session 3K: 1st Presentation

Advisor(s)

Dr. Sanza Kazadi, IMSA

Location

Room B125

Start Date

26-4-2018 12:40 PM

End Date

26-4-2018 1:25 PM

Abstract

A solar chimney comprises two main parts: a solar collector and a largely vertical component. The solar collector absorbs solar energy, converting it to heat, and transfers it to air contained therein. Because the air becomes buoyant, it rises and exits out of the vertical component. As the air leaves the solar chimney, it tends to draw new air into the chimney, resulting in a continual airflow. We examine the design, construction, and performance of a novel solar chimney incorporating the following components: a desiccator that contains a liquid which is dried by the airflow, and a coaxial chimney design enabling solar heating of the chimney. Our research focuses on constructing and characterizing a solar chimney that performs the desiccation task. An evaluation of the fitness of this solution to the energy acquisition step in the entrochemical cycle will be performed.

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Apr 26th, 12:40 PM Apr 26th, 1:25 PM

Session 3K: Solar Chimney Optimization for Environmental Energy Absorption

Room B125

A solar chimney comprises two main parts: a solar collector and a largely vertical component. The solar collector absorbs solar energy, converting it to heat, and transfers it to air contained therein. Because the air becomes buoyant, it rises and exits out of the vertical component. As the air leaves the solar chimney, it tends to draw new air into the chimney, resulting in a continual airflow. We examine the design, construction, and performance of a novel solar chimney incorporating the following components: a desiccator that contains a liquid which is dried by the airflow, and a coaxial chimney design enabling solar heating of the chimney. Our research focuses on constructing and characterizing a solar chimney that performs the desiccation task. An evaluation of the fitness of this solution to the energy acquisition step in the entrochemical cycle will be performed.