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Title: Enhancing the thermal conductivity of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) in a photovoltaic thermal collector
Authors: Allan, J
Pinder, H
Dehouche, Z
Keywords: Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA);Thermal conductivity;Photovoltaic thermal collector
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: AIP Publishing
Citation: AIP Advances, 6, 035011 (2016)
Abstract: Samples of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) were doped with particles of Boron Nitride (BN) in concentrations ranging from 0-60% w/w. Thermal conductivity was measured using a Differential Scanning Calorimetery (DSC) technique. The thermal conductivity of parent EVA was increased from 0.24W/m K to 0.80W/m K for the 60% w/w sample. Two PV laminates were made; one using the parent EVA the other using EVA doped with 50% BN. When exposed to a one directional heat flux the doped laminate was, on average, 6% cooler than the standard laminate. A finite difference model had good agreement with experimental results and showed that the use of 60% BN composite achieved a PV performance increase of 0.3% compared to the standard laminate.
URI: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/adva/6/3/10.1063/1.4944557
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/12567
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4944557
ISSN: 2158-3226
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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