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Title:
SOLAR HEATED VACUUM TUBE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/102251
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
This invention discloses a solar heated vacuum tube providing heated air for multi-purpose applications.

Inventors:
WITHANAGE, Sisira Prasanna ("Jeewani", Dummalapitiya Estate4 th Lane, Wanduragala, Kurunegala, 60000, LK)
Application Number:
IB2017/057315
Publication Date:
May 31, 2019
Filing Date:
November 22, 2017
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Assignee:
WITHANAGE, Sisira Prasanna ("Jeewani", Dummalapitiya Estate4 th Lane, Wanduragala, Kurunegala, 60000, LK)
International Classes:
F24S23/74; F24S20/30; F24S50/20; F24S80/54; F26B3/28
Foreign References:
CN106705453A2017-05-24
ES2430791A22013-11-21
CN105180461A2015-12-23
US6922908B12005-08-02
Other References:
AVADHESH YADAV & V K BAJPAI: "Experimental Comparison of Various Solid Desiccants for Regeneration by Evacuated Solar Air Collector and Air Dehumidification", DRYING TECHNOLOGY, TAYLOR & FRANCIS, PHILADELPHIA, PA, US, vol. 30, no. 5/8, 1 April 2012 (2012-04-01), pages 516 - 525, XP001575142, ISSN: 0737-3937, [retrieved on 20120227], DOI: 10.1080/07373937.2011.647997
TSAMPARLIS M: "SOLAR DRYING FOR REAL APPLICATIONS", DRYING TECHNOLOGY, TAYLOR & FRANCIS, PHILADELPHIA, PA, US, vol. 8, no. 2, 1 March 1990 (1990-03-01), pages 261 - 285, XP000141940, ISSN: 0737-3937
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SANDIRIGAMA, Manjula (430/14 Amherstia Lane, Sarasavigama Road Mahakanda, Peradeniya, 20400, LK)
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Claims:
Solar Heated Vacuum Tube

Claims:

1. A hotair supplyequipment comprisingavacuum tube connected to an oven.

2. A hot air supply equipment as claimed in clai m 1 wherein the said vacuum tube is in the focal point of a concave mirror.

3. A hotair supply equipment as claimed in claim 2 wherein the said concave mirror is coupled with a solartracking system.

Description:
Solar Heated Vacuum Tube

Description of the Invention

The invention is described with the hel p of the drawings described below.

Description of the Drawings

Figure 1 is cross sectional view of the vacuum tube connected to a n oven. A: Vacuum tube, B: Air inlet to vacuum tube, C: Heated air outlet (with a fan), F: Trays holding material to be dried, G: Oven, K: Heated air enteringthe oven form the vacuum tube

Figure 2 is a preferred embodiment of the invention where the vacuum tube is kept in the focal point of a concave mirror's focal point. A: Vacuum tube, J: Incident radiation waves on the mirror, K: Heated air emanatingfrom the vacuum tube

Figure 3 is a picture of the invention where the vacuum tube in the focal point feeds a n oven with heated air.

Background and Description of the Invention

Hot air is used to for many drying applications, specifically in dry food industry. Conventionally, dry air is entered by electricity power, a burning gasses or fire wood.

Vacuum tubes have the capability to hold its' inside temperaturedue to its' construction characteristics.

In this invention, a vacuum tube is heated by radiation energy of the sun and the generated hot air inside the vacuum tube is channeled to an oven where dry air is needed. In a preferred embodiment, the vacuum tube is placed in the focal point of a concave mirror to enhance the heating process.

As shown in Figure l and Figure 2, the vacuum tube is placed in the focal point of the concave mirror. When the radiation waves are incident on the mirror surface, those rays reflected to the focal point. The heat collected at the focal point heats up the vacuum tube. The generated hot air inside the vacuum tube is channeled to the oven where hot air is needed.

To enhance performance, the mirror can be coupled with a solar tracking system so that the mirror is always facingthe sun.