Research Paper | Energy Engineering | India | Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020
Performance Evaluation and Utilization on the Solar Steam Generation System for the Cooking Process in the Composite Climate
Abstract: In this present paper, an experimental investigation has been performed to analyze the thermal performance of a solar steam cooker in the composite climate. It is a household type solar steam cooker and has performed in the climate condition of Rajasthan, India. A parabolic type of solar concentrator is used in this setup. It collects the solar radiation and reflected on the bottom of a black-painted copper cylinder work as an absorber. It is Quarterly filled water this water heats up on a high grows up high-pressure steam and this steam utilizes in various cooking applications. In this paper, an experimental setup testing and reporting solar Steam cooker performance. Solar steam energy is used as a solar cooker, but solar cookers are used outside the kitchen while the steam cooker can be used in the kitchen. In this setup, Steam generates high temperatures and high pressure into the absorber (copper cylinder) and supplies by the insulated copper tube and throws the cooking vessel. Steam is used for cooking. In this paper, a portable solar steam cooker and different cooking applications like boiling potato, cooking rice, idle, etc. As per American standard, Per standardized Minimum temperature difference of 50 °C between ambient air and cooking vessel water temperatures and steam temperature 100 °C for a parabolic-type cooker. This setup achieved 256 °C May and June days. So the author intends to study solar cooking because in India sun is available nearly 8 to 11 hours/day though all year and can achieve 300°C to750°C by the parabolic type solar concentrator.
Keywords: Solar energy, parabolic dish, solar cooker, solar steam cooker, non-renewable energy, composite climate, and copper cylinder
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020,
Pages: 86 - 93
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