How a Solar Pond Traps Solar Energy
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The bottom zone of a pond can be used as a heat source since that
zone has a concentrated salt solution with a
higher temperature from
type of pond is called a solar pond. Solar ponds have been used to produce
hot water and have good efficiency. A
to use this concept to generate power.
Hence, a model pond is
built to test its performance.
What is known:
- The size of the pond is 10m x 10m x 3m.
- The ambient air temperature is 35 oC.
- The temperature at the bottom of the pond is 85 oC.
- The salt water in the bottom layer absorbs solar radiation at the
rate of 0.3 kW/m2.
Heat Engine Works between the Solar Pond and
the Ambient Air