9 September 1994 Black nickel-copper solar selective coatings
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Proceedings Volume 2255, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185364
Event: Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII, 1994, Freiburg, Germany
Abstract
In solar collectors used for low temperature applications such as water or air heating the primary heat losses are reradiation in the infrared, convection and conduction losses to the air. To improve the performance of these collectors considerable amount of work has been undertaken over the past few decades in the development of selective coatings which could be applied to the absorber plate surface to reduce the effective emittance of the absorber plate. Many candidate materials exist which offer selective optical properties. These include electroplated, chemically deposited, vacuum coated and paint coatings. Electroplating technique has been industrially used for the production of selective black coatings as it offers a number of advantages over its rivals. This paper reports on the development of nickel-copper selective coating from an electrolyte containing 40 g/l nickel sulphate, 20 g/l copper sulphate, 15 g/l ammomium acetate operated at a pH of 5.5 at 35 degree(s)C at a current density of 4 A/dm2 for a deposition time of 30 seconds. Optimized coating is characterized by solar absorptance ((alpha) ) of 0.98 and thermal emittance ((epsilon) ) of 0.10.
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S. John, S. John, } "Black nickel-copper solar selective coatings", Proc. SPIE 2255, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185364; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185364
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