Shape Factor for Steady State Heat Transfer between Swimming Pool Water and Surrounding Ground
- Corresponding Author:
- Aneesh Somwanshi
Disha Institute of Management and Technology
Raipur 492101, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 20, 2013; Accepted date: January 29, 2014; Published date: February 06, 2014
Citation: Somwanshi A, Dixit A, Anil Kumar T (2013) Shape Factor for Steady State Heat Transfer between Swimming Pool Water and Surrounding Ground. J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl 4:128 doi:10.4172/2090-4541.1000128
Copyright: © 2013 Somwanshi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A simple, efficient, and abundantly available agricultural waste material, banana pseudo-stem (BPS) was examined as raw material for the extraction of potassium. The effects of various process parameters such as temperature, initial pH, contact time, banana pseudo-stem dosage and size of banana pseudo-stem particles on potassium extraction efficiency were studied by running batch experiments in Erlenmeyer flasks. Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was used to design the experimental runs. Modelling and optimization of process variables to obtain maximum extraction of potassium from raw material were done using RSM.The maximum extraction efficiency of potassium was found to be 83.96% at a temperature of 400C, pH of 1, contact time of 30 min, BPS weight of 26.076 g and initial BPS size of 300. The results revealed that banana pseudo-stem can be used as good source for potassium extraction.