|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
||Effect of Nano-graphite Dispersion on the Thermal Solar Selective Absorbance of Polymeric-based Coating Material
||Iman El Mahallawi, Ahmed A. Abdel-Rehim, N. Khattab, Nadia Rafat, Hussein Badr
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Iman El Mahallawi
The basic part of solar water heaters is the collector and the main functional part of the collector is the absorber layer. In this work, a commercial locally available black painting (PACEN code 10382 colour 890), used for swimming pools solar heating, was modified by adding nano-graphite dispersion. The effect of nano-graphite particles percentage on the spectral absorbance of the material was examined on samples containing two values of 1.5 and 2.5% nanographite particles by weight. Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis was also used to identify the functional groups in the developed material. A simple experimental setup was designed to evaluate the performance of the developed nanodispersed selective coating polymeric based material, by measuring the increase in temperature of circulating water. It was shown that adding 1.5-2.5% nano-graphite particles to a polymer based black coating causes an increase in the optical absorptance, and an increase in the circulating water temperature.