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Cold Inflow-Free Solar Chimney

Design and Applications

  • Md. Mizanur Rahman
  • Chi-Ming Chu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Chi-Ming Chu, Sivakumar Kumaresen, Shir Lee Yeoh
    Pages 1-11
  3. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Chi-Ming Chu, Sivakumar Kumaresen
    Pages 13-37
  4. Rumana Tasnim, Rezwan us Saleheen, Md. Tarek Ur Rahman Erin, Farhan Mahbub
    Pages 39-52
  5. Ahmed Jawad, Mohd. Suffian bin Misran, Abu Salman Shaikat, Md. Tarek Ur Rahman Erin, Md. Mizanur Rahman
    Pages 53-74
  6. Chi-Ming Chu
    Pages 75-102
  7. Chi-Ming Chu, Mohd. Suffian bin Misran, Heng Jin Tham, Md. Mizanur Rahman
    Pages 103-115
  8. Ahmed Jawad, Mohd. Suffian bin Misran, Mohammad Mashud, Md. Mizanur Rahman
    Pages 117-138
  9. Ling Leh Sung, Mohd. Suffian bin Misran, Md. Tarek Ur Rahman Erin, Md. Mizanur Rahman
    Pages 139-169
  10. Chee Kai Shyan, Mohammad Mashud, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Fadzlita Mohd. Tamiri
    Pages 171-215
  11. Rezwan us Saleheen, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Mashud, Sajib Paul
    Pages 217-228
  12. Md. Tarek Ur Rahman Erin, Mohammad Mashud, Fadzlita Mohd. Tamiri, Md. Mizanur Rahman
    Pages 229-242
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 243-244

About this book


This book highlights the design of a new type of solar chimney that has lower height and bigger diameter, and discusses its applications. The bigger diameter chimneys are introduced showing cold inflow phenomena that significantly reduced the performance of solar chimney. The cold inflow-free operation of solar chimneys restores the draft losses and enhances the performance of the solar chimneys. Numerical and experimental investigation results will be presented to highlight the performance of cold inflow-free solar chimney performance. In addition, this book covers the important basic design parameters that affect the design of solar chimney for different applications, mainly, solar chimney-assisted ventilation for passive cooling and power generation system.


Natural Draft Chimney Passive Cooling Draft Losses Power Generation System Chimney Design Chimney-Assisted Ventilation Natural Convection Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers Tube Evaporator

Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Mizanur Rahman
    • 1
  • Chi-Ming Chu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechatronics EngineeringWorld University of BangladeshDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.University Malaysia SabahKota kinabaluMalaysia

About the editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Md Mizanur Rahman is a Chartered Energy Engineer is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Mechatronics Engineering Department at World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman has more than fifteen years Teaching and Research experiences and his research interest lies in both fundamental and applied aspects of Energy Technologies, especially in new technologies to harvest electrical energy from solar, biomass and hydro sources. Dr. Rahman has published more than 55 research papers in the various journals and national & international conference proceedings. In addition Dr. Rahman has published four book chapters under Springer Nature and WIT publisher and also holds a Patent on natural draft cooling tower.

 Prof. Dr. Christopher Chi-Ming Chu is a Professor of Chemical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, and Fellow of Material and Minerals Research Unit, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Birmingham, and an LL.B. in Bachelor of Laws from University of London. For 16 years he worked on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Services (HTFS) projects in plumes, air-cooled heat exchangers, shell and tube evaporator and condenser, and falling film evaporation of mixtures. His Effective Plume-Chimney Height method is referred by a textbook for the design of air-cooled heat exchangers operating under natural convection. His research interests are cold inflow, plume-chimney and passive cooling.

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