Performance of a salt gradient solar pond with reflective covered surface and derivation of analytic functions for air and soil temperatures for isparta region

Bezir N. C. , Oezek N., Kayali R., Oeztuerk M.

6th International Conference of the Balkan-Physical-Union, İstanbul, Turkey, 22 - 26 August 2006, vol.899, pp.419-420 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 899
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.2733215
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-420


In this study, salt gradient solar pond having a surface area of 3.5x3.5 m(2) and depth of 2 m has been constructed in Isparta/Turkiye and a computer software, capable of giving the temporal temperature variation at any point inside or outside a insulated solar pond at any time is presented. Hourly average values of air temperature and daily average soil temperature for the site were used as input parameters. These parameters have been calculated from analytical functions derived by using the hourly and daily temperature values for air and soil data obtained from the local meteorological station in Isparta region, respectively. The results obtained using analytic functions were in good agreement with the experimental results. Performance of the pond has been investigated theoretically and experimentally.