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dc.contributor.authorWang, Shuzhe
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Paul G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-07T14:48:30Z
dc.date.available2018-11-07T14:48:30Z
dc.date.issuedMay-18
dc.identifierCSME217
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/35290
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25071/10315/35290
dc.descriptionPaper presented at 2018 Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers International Congress, 27-30 May 2018.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports a numerical analysis of solar-driven seawater desalination systems with two configurations: a floating photo-thermal film at the air-water interface with and without an insulation layer located beneath its surface. Heat transfer processes from the film including conduction, convection and radiation have been evaluated at different film temperatures to determine the relative contributions of different heat loss mechanisms from the film. Convective heat transferred to the bulk seawater is found to be the dominant heat loss path, and can be reduced from 6.95 ×10<sup>7</sup> J/m2∙h to 8.77 × 10<sup>5</sup>J/<sup>m</sup><sup>2</sup>∙h, a difference of almost two orders of magnitude, by inserting an insulation layer beneath the photo-thermal film. Thus, the addition of an insulating layer is suggested as an important design component to effectively minimize heat losses in air-water interfacial solar heating systems.en_US
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dc.publisherCSME-SCGMen_US
dc.rightsThe copyright for the paper content remains with the authors.
dc.subjectAdvanced Energy Systemsen_US
dc.subjectEngineering Analysis and Designen_US
dc.subjectMaterials Technologyen_US
dc.subjectSolar Interfacial Heatingen_US
dc.subjectDesalinationen_US
dc.subjectHeat Transferen_US
dc.titleAnalysis Of Thermal Losses In Air-Water Interfacial Solar Heating Systemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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