Experimental Evaluation of Thermal Performance of Selected Oils in Uganda for Indirect Solar Domestic Cooking Applications

4 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2018

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Tabu Benard

Makerere University

Karidewa Nyeinga

Makerere University

Denis Okello

Makerere University

Date Written: July 9, 2018

Abstract

This study experimentally evaluated the thermal performance of selected oils in Uganda for indirect solar domestic cooking applications. The oil samples used were refined sunflower oil, refined palm oil and thermia B; these oils are locally available in Uganda. Thermal stratification, energy and exergy analysis were performed for each oil to determine their suitability for TES using a thermosiphon principle. The results showed that thermal stratification of refined sunflower oil was higher as compared to refined palm oil and thermia B during the first one hour. The stored energy and exergy for refined sunflower oil was generally higher than that of refined palm oil and thermia B. The thermal performance of refined sunflower oil was comparative to refined palm oil which was better than that of thermia B.

Keywords: Thermosiphon, thermal stratification, energy, exergy

Suggested Citation

Benard, Tabu and Nyeinga, Karidewa and Okello, Denis, Experimental Evaluation of Thermal Performance of Selected Oils in Uganda for Indirect Solar Domestic Cooking Applications (July 9, 2018). PAUWES Research-2-Practice Forum 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3210527 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3210527

Tabu Benard (Contact Author)

Makerere University ( email )

P.O Box 7062
Kampala, 256
Uganda

Karidewa Nyeinga

Makerere University ( email )

P.O Box 7062
Kampala, 256
Uganda

Denis Okello

Makerere University ( email )

P.O Box 7062
Kampala, 256
Uganda

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