Construction and Operations of First Salinity Gradient Solar Pond in Malaysia / Nuraida ‘Aadilia Baharin ...[et al.]

Baharin, Nuraida ‘Aadilia and Muhaimin Yazit, Idznie Faidhi and Bhathal Singh, Baljit Singh and Remeli, Muhammad Fairuz and Oberoi, Amandeep (2017) Construction and Operations of First Salinity Gradient Solar Pond in Malaysia / Nuraida ‘Aadilia Baharin ...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 4 (5). pp. 217-235. ISSN 18235514


Solar pond is an integrated solar collector and storage. An experimental salinity gradient solar pond was constructed to analyse the thermal storage capability. The solar pond consist of 2.4 m², 1.4 m deep with sodium chloride (NaCl) as the salt solution. For the development of salinity gradient, a diffuser was used to develop the salinity gradient. The salinity gradient solar pond consists lower convective zone (LCZ) with a height of 0.5 m with 1200 kg/m3 density, non-convective zone (NCZ) with a height 0.8 m and upper convective zone (UCZ) with a height 10 cm. The temperature of (LCZ) as heat storage was recorded and analysed weekly. Maximum temperature of (LCZ) storage zone was recorded to be at 36.5 °C after four weeks and it showed and upward trend. The heat energy stored in (LCZ) can be used for power generation.


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Baharin, Nuraida ‘Aadilia
Muhaimin Yazit, Idznie Faidhi
Bhathal Singh, Baljit Singh
Remeli, Muhammad Fairuz
Oberoi, Amandeep
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Engineering machinery, tools, and implements
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 4
Number: 5
Page Range: pp. 217-235
Keywords: solar pond; salinity gradient solar pond.
Date: 2017
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