Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes

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Many of the newest developments in solar energy science and technology are covered in this Second Edition. There is a thorough up-to-date review of solar energy principles and the functioning, design and economics of solar thermal processes. Convection and radiation, properties of materials, components, systems and applications to active space and water heating are discussed. Includes examples and problems of tabulated radiation data and conversion factors.

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A leading authority on solar-heat collector technology, John A. Duffie is professor emeritus in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin and is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has published more than 60 research papers, contributed to many symposia on solar systems, and is a former president of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). He is co-author of several widely used books on solar heat systems and thermal engineering and has been editor-in-chief of the respected Journal of Solar Energy since 1985. In 1948, Duffie received an M.A. in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1951. In 1977, he visited Australia as a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar. In 1983, Duffie's Solar Energy Laboratory, at the University of Wisconsin, received the first Achievement through Action Award from ISES, and in 1987, ISES awarded Duffie the Farrington Daniels Award.

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