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Hybrid Solar Cooking

Prasanna, UR and Umanand, L (2010) Hybrid Solar Cooking. In: ASME-ATI-UIT Conference on Thermal and Environmental Issues in Energy Systems, 16-19 May, 2010, Sorrento, Italy.

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Abstract

In the existing traditional solar cookers, the cooking is performed near the collector which may be at an inconvenient location for cooking purposes. This paper proposes a hybrid solar cooking system where the solar energy is brought to the kitchen. The energy source is a combination of the solar thermal energy and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) that is very common in kitchens. The solar thermal energy is transferred to the kitchen by means of a circulating fluid like oil. The transfer of solar heat is a two fold process wherein the energy from the collector is transferred first to an intermediate energy storage tank and then the energy is subsequently transferred from the tank to the cooking load. There are three parameters that are controlled in order to maximize the energy transfer from the collector to the load viz. the fluid flow rate from collector to tank, fluid flow rate from tank to load and the diameter of the pipes. The entire system is modeled using the bond graph approach. This paper discusses the implementation of such a system.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly, (CEDT) Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 12:17
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 07:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34490

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