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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 2 NO 2, JUNE, 2004

UTILIZING SODIUM CHLORIDE AND SOLAR ENERGY TO PRODUCE HOT WATER

BY

SAMUEL I. IWUOHA
DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI

ABSTRACT
Introducing solar energy into a pond, exposed to the atmosphere containing saline water of different concentrations within the dept of the pond, heating of the pond results. The innermost part of the pond containing the highest concentration of the saline water is heated most. When a pipe is connected to this hot based with the highest concentration of saline water, by the thermo siphon principle, hot saline water issues out. This hot water produced in this process is piped out and collected, while the former saline hot water which has lost its heat and is in a lower temperature returns to the solar pond via a pipe for reheating. The process is cyclic and the performance of the system increases with age, producing hot water that can be utilized for several purposes. In this process, the output temperature of the solar pond is 95°C as different from that obtained as 66°C six months age.

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