Operating Experience with Solar Ponds in Tropics

  • C. L. Gupta


Solar ponds have been tried with a degree of seriousness since early seventies, in temperate latitudes. and mediterranean climates mainly USA, Israel and Australia. In tropical climates, mainly India, concerted attempts at building, understanding and operating solar ponds have only started in Eighties. Solar ponds, being double diffusive chemical systems in open, present special problems in tropics, which are of significant concern to their engineering performacne, resource reliability and economic viability.


Convective Zone Heat Extraction Double Diffusive Convection Solar Pond Bleaching Powder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Gupta
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  1. 1.Solar Energy UnitSri Aurobindo AshramPondicherryIndia

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