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Abstract

The aim of this project has been to develop a unit for storing a considerable amount of surplus solar heat inside rooms with low heat capacity and large south-facing windows (living room of single family dwelling). Advantages: appreciable energy savings, reduction of high room temperatures during periods with large solar gains. A mixture of CaCl-2 and water answered the demand for compact design of the unit best; a small ventilator had to be introduced to ensure more efficient heat transfer. Two designs of the unit were constructed and tested, under realistic conditions, a model of the heat transfer to and from the unit prepared for a computer program, the dependence of the energy savings on different parameters investigated by calculations. This resulted in the construction of a third storage unit with improved heat transfer coefficient, measured under laboratory conditions.

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Authors: PALUDAN MUELLER C TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK, LYNGBY (DENMARK), TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK, LYNGBY (DENMARK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9240 EN (1984) MF, 132 P., BFR 240, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 660, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123079000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en