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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 282538, 5 pages
Research Article

Designing and Evaluating an Innovative Solar Air Collector with Transpired Absorber and Cover

Department of Agricultural Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

Received 29 April 2012; Accepted 8 July 2012

Academic Editors: E. R. Bandala and S. Rehman

Copyright © 2012 Ali Zomorodian and Maryam Zamanian. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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