DOI: 10.1002/ep.14254 ISSN:

Dynamic testing of a new integrated collector storage solar water heater (ICSSWH) according to standard ISO 9459‐5: Use of a numerical approach for long‐term prediction in different climatic conditions

Anis Messaouda, Mohamed Hamdi, Majdi Hazami, Amen Allah Guizani
  • General Environmental Science
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Water Science and Technology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering


This work analyzes the performance of a new Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heater (ICSSWH) by using Dynamic System Testing (DST) method according to Standard ISO 9459‐5. The long‐term performance study of the system in different climatic conditions has been achieved by a coupling model between DST results and a numerical approach based on the system transient behavior. Results of the experimental dynamic system evaluation showed that the total store heat capacity Cs, the useful collector surface Ac* and the storage tank heat losses coefficient Us are, respectively, 0.87 MJ/K, 1.21 m2 and 10 W/K. In Tunisian climatic conditions, the ICSSWH system allows covering until 79.3% from a typical family need for a daily consumption of 170 L. The results found allow optimizing the energy gain of the ICSSWH as well as selecting a specific load volume according to the location. Especially, investigations showed that in Stockholm and Riadh climatic conditions, the ICSSWH's solar fraction reached 27% and 83%, respectively, for a daily load volume of 250 L. More importantly, the experimental effort of DST identification can be minimized by coupling DST data with a robust numerical approach.

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