thermosiphon

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thermosiphon

[¦thər·mō′sī·fən]
(mechanical engineering)
A closed system of tubes connected to a water-cooled engine which permit natural circulation and cooling of the liquid by utilizing the difference in density of the hot and cool portions.
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Thermosyphon solar water heaters have been the most attractive option for hot water compared to forced circulation systems, because of ease of operation without the aid of external pumping and less maintenance cost.
Batch heaters and thermosyphon work fine in more temperate climates, but here up north, we have settled on flat plate collectors with a nontoxic antifreeze solution which gets circulated through a heat exchanger mounted on a storage tank (see diagram on page 34).
Thermal performance and efficiency of a thermosyphon heat pipe working with a biologically ecofriendly nanofluid, International Communication in Heat and Mass Transfer, 57: 297-303.
Application of thermosyphon heat exchanger in coolness recovery process of the air-conditioning system, in the 3rd Conference of Energy, Heat and Mass Transfer in Thermal Equipment, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The present work is carried out for the performance prediction of thermosyphon solar water heating (SWH) system with flat plate collector (FPC) using an ANN model.
The thermosyphon cooler reduces the amount of water that must be cooled by evaporation in the cooling tower, thus reducing water consumption.
Kalogirou (2004) reported on the performance and environmental life cycle analysis of thermosyphon solar water heaters.
Thermosyphon solar hot-water systems have been widely used in Israel since the early 1960s.
One well-known example is that of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, which employs a system of thermosyphon cooling devices that keep the vertical support members permanently frozen into the permafrost.
They implemented two identical models of the manifold chamber of a thermosyphon heat-pipe ETSWH in the laboratory where the two models are built with same dimensions to observe and compare the behavior of the two models when exposed to the same similar rates of heat input.