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Table 1 Solar collector parameters [14]

From: Modelling and control of solar-driven humidification–dehumidification desalination plant

SymbolDescriptionValueUnit
CHeat capacity of fluid4185.5J/(kg K)
CcollHeat capacity of collector per unit surface area1e4J/(m2 K)
AcollCollector area240m2
mMass flow rateVariablekg/s
q.solarSolar power input of per unit surface area from sun800W/m2
TnodeNode temperatureCalculatedK
TambAmbient temperature298K
tTimeSimulation times
U1Linear heat loss coefficient2W/(m2 K)
U2Quadratic heat loss coefficient0.02W/(m2 K2)
UwindWind speed-dependent heat losses1W s/(m3 K)
UskyLinear heat loss coefficient2W/(m2 K)
vwindWind speed6.1m/s