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Title: Theoretical and experimental analysis of a novel flat photovoltaic-thermal solar water heater with integrated energy storage via a planar liquid-vapour thermal diode
Author: Pugsley, Adrian Nicholas
ISNI:       0000 0004 6351 2310
Awarding Body: Ulster University
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2017
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Photovoltaic thermal (PVT) solar collectors generate heat and electricity. Building Integrated (BI) facade collectors are suited to high rise buildings. Ulster University researches novel Integrated Collector-Storage Solar Water Heaters (ICSSWH). This study investigates Planar Liquid-Vapour Thermal Diode (PLVTD) heat transfer and characterises performance of a BIPVT-PLVTD-ICSSWH prototype. A thermal resistance network representing evaporation, vapour transfer, condensation, fluid conduction and convection, plate-to plate radiation, and solid conduction is established and evaluated using Stefan-Boltzmann and Fourier laws together with Rayleigh/Reynolds-Nusselt and Rohsenow correlations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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