Solar Heat Transfer Fluids

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 1 Solar Utilization Solar Heat Transfer Fluids Applicable to closed loop solar heat collector systems System is sealed and pressurized Leaks cost money and cause problems with pressure The heat transfer fluid must not freeze The heat transfer fluid should not boil The heat transfer fluid must be able to be chemically stable at high temperatures The heat transfer fluid must be reliable and not cause problems with scale build-up or corrosion
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 2 Solar Utilization Propylene Glycol (PG) is a very common heat transfer fluid used in closed loop solar systems Relatively inexpensive Environmentally friendly (biodegradable) Non-toxic (Millions of people consume PG as part of their diet every day in food and medications) Good application is where you want a single walled heat exchanger to exchange heat with potable water.
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course EML 4930 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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