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Design and Development of Cost-Effective Solar Water Heating System

  • Sarvesh KulkarniEmail author
  • Vijaya Kumar N. Kottur
  • Prasad Shirodkar
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

One of the major problems faced by the thermosiphon solar water heating system is mixing of hot and cold water. The mixing is often caused due to the disturbance in the stratification layers. The incoming cold water jet creates turbulence that causes the mixing of hot and cold water. The current work is based on the development of effective control system which controls the flow of incoming cold water. A solenoid valve is actuated according to the temperature and water level inside the tank. With 10-bit microcontroller, the programming was done with the help of mikroC PRO software, and the circuit diagram was developed with the help of Proteus Design Suite software. The compact device which detects level was developed that controls the flow of incoming cold water. A thermistor was incorporated in the system separately to monitor the temperature inside the tank.

Keywords

Thermosiphon solar water heating system Control system Level sensor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarvesh Kulkarni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vijaya Kumar N. Kottur
    • 1
  • Prasad Shirodkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringDwarkadas J. Sanghavi College of EngineeringMumbaiIndia

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