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A Four-Wing Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC) Design for Heating and Sanitization of Waste Products

Ababu Teklemariam Tiruneh, William N. Ndlela, Tendekayi Henry Gadaga, Tesfamariam Debesay, Jonna Heikkilä
2017 Journal of Power and Energy Engineering  
Harnessing the freely available source of energy from the sun offers a number of additional benefits. Not least of these benefits is the fact that solar energy is an environmentally sustainable alternative. A four-wing compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) was designed as a modification of the regular non-imaging CPC concentrator that has a widespread use as solar collector. The design is intended to increase the angle of acceptance as well as concentration of energy from the sun. The
more » ... sun. The conceptual design, mathematical formulation as well as construction and initial trial results have been presented in this paper. Pilot trials of the four-wing concentrator used for sanitizing both liquid and waste products produced satisfactory results. Improvements in terms of design as well as material used for construction and better preservation of heat can be considered further in the future research.
doi:10.4236/jpee.2017.53002 fatcat:gdj22wnuo5hjlhzxdexdkuqczq