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    Solar Pond Experiments and Studies


      A solar pond is a large, low cost, pool of saltwater which collects and stores solar energy for thermal energy applications like electricity generation, heating, water desalination, etc.

      Background Information

    • Solar pond - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Electricity generation and water desalinisation - powered by heat collected in highly saline lakes [View Resource]
    • Solar ponds for trapping solar energy [View Resource]
    • Israel's 150-KW solar pond [View Resource]
    • What is a solar pond? [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Science Fair Projects

    • Enhancement of Solar Pond Performance [View Experiment]
    • The Effect of Bottom Reflectivity on Solar Pond Performance [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • Solar pond technology [View Experiment]
    • Augmentation of Saline Streams by Concentrated Solar Distiller with Mini Solar Pond [View Experiment]
    • Performance enhancement of shallow solar pond by system modification [View Experiment]
    • Experiments on sodium carbonate solution for a solar pond at natural environment [View Experiment]
    • Heat extraction from salinity-gradient solar ponds using heat pipe heat exchangers [View Experiment]
    • Heating greenhouses with solar energy - new trends and developments [View Experiment]
    • Performance Analysis of Vapour Adsorption Solar Still Integrated with Mini-solar Pond for Effluent Treatment [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Economics of desalination concentrate disposal methods in inland regions: deep-well injection, evaporation ponds, and salinity gradient solar ponds [View Thesis]
    • Solar absorption thermal energy storage [View Thesis]
    • Improving the Performance of Solar Stills using Sun Tracking [View Thesis]
    • Salinity Gradient Solar Ponds: Theoretical Modelling and Integration with Desalination [View Experiment]


    • Floating solar pond and associated power plant (US Patent 4622949, 1986) [View Patent]
    • Active thermal storage using the ground underlying a solar pond (US Patent 4452227, 1984) [View Patent]
    • Method and means of preventing heat convection in a solar pond (US Patent 4241724, 1980) [View Patent]
    • System of moisture and temperature conditioning air using a solar pond (US Patent 4355683, 1982) [View Patent]

      See Also

    • Solar Still [View Experiment]

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