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Automation, heat loss reduction and optimum positioning of solar hot water system with storage tank in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.author Ferdous, Jannatul
dc.contributor.author Swjo, Rafiur Rahman
dc.contributor.author Hasan, Raied
dc.contributor.author Azad, AKM
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-07T06:31:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-07T06:31:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Ferdous, J., Rahman Swjo, R., Hasan, R., & Azad, A. (2016). Automation, heat loss reduction and optimum positioning of solar hot water system with storage tank in Bangladesh. BRAC University Journal, XI(2), 27–36. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 18113079
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/8385
dc.description This article was published in the BRAC University Journal [© 2016 Published by BRAC University]. en_US
dc.description.abstract Since time immemorial, the necessity for hot water has been indispensable regardless of the advent of modem technology. In the dawn of the 21st century, only the means to heat the water has changed - now we mostly use electricity and gas in place of woods and other natural fuel. With that being said, lots of gas and electricity is being devoted to heat up the liquid for uses in hospitals, industries and households and the dernaod for hot water is ever climbing. Natural resources like fuel and coal are in liruited amouots and will not be able to sustain forever. Conseqoently, renewable energy is starting to gaio popularity in countries like Bangladesh. As a commitment to the development of the energy sector of Bangladesh, Control and Applications Research Centre (CARC) ofBRAC University has developed a Solar Hot Water System (SHWS) that would utilize solar energy to heat water, which could be used for several purposes like sterilization of medical equipment, cleaning of dishes, etc. An automated pilot project haa been implemented on the rooftop of BRAC University and research work haa been conducted for increasing the efficiency of the whole system by increasing the captured insolation and reducing wastage of heat overnight through insulation of the storage tank. With regard to procedural perspectives, this paper contemplates on highlighting the techoology implemented in the system and the improvisations made to elevate the efficiency and present a viable comparison between commercially available hot water systems with the developed automated uninterruptable SHWS. en_US
dc.format.extent 15 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher © 2016 Published by BRAC University en_US
dc.subject Solar hot water system en_US
dc.subject Automation en_US
dc.subject Thermal insulation en_US
dc.subject Bangladesh Rural Advancement Conunittee (BRAC) en_US
dc.title Automation, heat loss reduction and optimum positioning of solar hot water system with storage tank in Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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