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Investigating the Potential of Steam Hydro Capacitor – Prototype
 
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Mechanical Engineering Department, Tafila Technical University. Renewable Energy Technology, Applied Science Private University, P.O. Box 166, Amman,11931 Jordan
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Mechanical Engineering Department, Mut’ah University
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Department of Thermal Science, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
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Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Lublin University of Technology
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Mechanical Engineering Department, Tafila Technical University. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University
AUTOR DO KORESPONDENCJI
Sameh Alsaqoor   

Mechanical Engineering Department, Tafila Technical University. Renewable Energy Technology, Applied Science Private University, P.O. Box 166, Amman,11931 Jordan
 
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2022; 6:275–282
 
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Recently, hydropower energy resources become an attractive means of generating electricity for, off-grid networks, especially in rural areas. This work aims to design a suitable prototype of an energy-storing system, which is called a Potential Steam Hydro Capacitor (PSHC). This system gives a manageable source of electricity, and partially provides drinkable water, at a low cost, as an alternative to comparatively high-cost electrical batteries. The system is composed of two solar collectors, connected in series. The working fluid in the first collector is Dead Sea Water (DSW); and in the second fresh water, a heat exchanger, a thermosiphon solar water heater, connected to a high column to pass the vapor to high altitude, and a condensation unit, on the roof of the building. The system succeeds in producing a considerable amount of fresh water at a height of 3.4 m. The potential energy produced, can operate a small turbine. The capability of the system, to convert thermal energy in the freshwater, to potential energy, was high, with an efficiency of 66.7%. adding solar concentrators to the system would increase the water collected.