Effect of Nano-Nickel Oxide Coating on Solar Flat Plate Collector
Srividhya P. K.1, A. Pugazhenthi2, A. Aravindhan3, N. Shivakumar4, B. Vadivel5

1Dr. Srividhya P. K., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Vallam, Thanjavur, India.
2A. Pugazhenthi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Vallam, Thanjavur, India.
3A. Aravindhan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Vallam, Thanjavur, India.
4N. Shivakumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Vallam, Thanjavur, India.
5B. Vadivel, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Vallam, Thanjavur, India.

Manuscript received on 27 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 05 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 2111-2115 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: K20030981119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K2003.0981119
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Abstract: Solar flat plate collectors nowadays find more applications considering the cost involved with conventional water heating systems using fossil fuels. The performance of these systems can usually be enhanced by varying select important parameters of the system for improved heat transfer ability of the collector. Therefore, this work is aimed at evaluating the effects of nano-Nickel Oxide (NiO) coatings on liquid flat plate collector for better heat transfer effect. Two flat plate collectors are designed and fabricated with same operating parameters such as collector area, system size and spacing, pipe diameter and size of collecting tank, etc. The heat transfer effect is simultaneously studied in these two units to observe the effect of nano coating in comparison with black chrome coating.
Keywords: Nano-NiO coating, flat plate collector, solar water heating, heat transfer performance
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