Back to results list
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Optimization of a new phase change material integrated photovoltaic/thermal panel with the active cooling technique using taguchi method||Authors:||Liu, XH
|Keywords:||Phase change material
Equivalent overall output energy
Ventilated trombe wall
|Issue Date:||2019||Publisher:||Molecular Diversity Preservation International||Source:||Energies, 2 Mar. 2019, v. 12, no. 6, 1022, p. 1-22 How to cite?||Journal:||Energies||Abstract:||This paper investigates the energy performances of a hybrid system composed of a phase change materials-ventilated Trombe wall (PCMs-VTW) and a photovoltaic/thermal panel integrated with phase change material (PV/T-PCM). Equivalent overall output energy (Q(E)) was proposed for energy performance evaluation regarding different energy forms, diversified conversions and hybrid thermal storages. This study focuses on parameters' optimization of the PV/T-PCM system and parameters in the PCMs-VTW are kept optimal. Based on the experimentally validated numerical modelling, nine trial experiments have been conducted following Taguchi L-9 (3(4)) standard orthogonal array. The higher the better concept was implemented and the optimal combination of operating parameters was thereafter identified by using signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) method. The results show that Q(E) is highly dependent on the mass flow rate, followed by the diameter of active cooling water pipe. However, the inlet cooling water temperature and the thickness of PCM have limited influence on Q(E). The optimal combination of each factor was identified as B3A3C2D1 (mass flow rate of 1 kg/s, diameter of water pipe of 0.6 m, inlet cooling water temperature of 15 degrees C and the thickness of PCM of 20 mm) with the highest Q(E) of 20,700 kWh.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10397/81141||EISSN:||1996-1073||DOI:||10.3390/en12061022||Rights:||© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
The following publication Liu, X.; Zhou, Y.; Li, C.-Q.; Lin, Y.; Yang, W.; Zhang, G. Optimization of a New Phase Change Material Integrated Photovoltaic/Thermal Panel with The Active Cooling Technique Using Taguchi Method. Energies 2019, 12, 1022, 22 pages is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en12061022
|Appears in Collections:||Journal/Magazine Article|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
|Liu_New_Change_Integrated.pdf||946.53 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
Citations as of Aug 21, 2019
Citations as of Aug 21, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.