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Irreversibility and Second Law Analysis in a Solar Cooker Box-Type

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Hilario Terres, Sandra Chavez, Raymundo Lopez, Arturo Lizardi, Araceli Lara, Juan R. Morales

UAM-Azcapotzalco, Azcapotzalco, Distrito Federal, México

Paper No. ES2015-49699, pp. V002T15A008; 6 pages
  • ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the ASME 2015 Power Conference, the ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2015 Nuclear Forum
  • Volume 2: Photovoltaics; Renewable-Non-Renewable Hybrid Power System; Smart Grid, Micro-Grid Concepts; Energy Storage; Solar Chemistry; Solar Heating and Cooling; Sustainable Cities and Communities, Transportation; Symposium on Integrated/Sustainable Building Equipment and Systems; Thermofluid Analysis of Energy Systems Including Exergy and Thermoeconomics; Wind Energy Systems and Technologies
  • San Diego, California, USA, June 28–July 2, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Advanced Energy Systems Division, Solar Energy Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5685-7
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


In this work, four different arrangements of solar cooker box-type with internal reflectors results, for irreversibility and second law efficiency are presented. The solar cooker has two glasses in its cover to diminish the losses of heat radiation and convection, which in turn creates the hot house effect inside the cooker. The interior of the cooker has flat mirrors placed at different angles to reflect the solar radiation toward recipient with water. The obtained results are based on the heated water temperatures. These are obtained by means of numerical simulation, which in turn allows the comparison under identical conditions for the cookers. The results reveal that the energy reaching the cookers, less than 5%, is used in the water heating process. Most of the available energy is “stored” into the cooker glass cover, which shows the need for further work on improving cover materials in order to diminish such a situation.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME
Topics: Solar energy



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