Amrizal, Amrizal and irsyad, muhammad and Amrul, Amrul An experimental investigation of TiO2 nanofluid as a base fluid for PV/T solar collector in low latitude tropical. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Faculty of Industrial Technology International Congress, 28 January 2020, Bandung. (In Press)

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Solar energy is a very potential and most abundant source energy available and it is free of cost in consuming this type of energy. Flat plate solar collector is a device that can convert solar radiation into the thermal energy and can be implemented to PV/T solar collector. In this study, a modified flat-plate PV/T solar collector was built by attaching the thermal collector underneath the PV collector surface. The application of nanofluid in PV/T solar collector as a heat-absorbing medium needs to be developed and characterized in different environments condition. The effect of nanofluid concentration on the thermal performance of the PV/T collector was investigated according to EN 12975-2 standard. The low volume fraction of the nanoparticles used in the present study were 0.3%, 0.6% and 0.9%, respectively. The efficiency of the system was compared to the water as a base fluid performed in low latitude tropical region (Bandarlampung climate). The experimental result shows that an increase of zero thermal efficiency up to 17% which is obtained by using nanofluid at the volume fraction of 0,9%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Depositing User: Amrizal Amrizal
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 17:08
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2020 17:08

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