Proposal of the Tubular Daylight System Using Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Metalized with Aluminum for Reflective Tube Structure

Energies. 2018;11(1):199 DOI 10.3390/en11010199

 

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Journal Title: Energies

ISSN: 1996-1073 (Print)

Publisher: MDPI AG

LCC Subject Category: Technology

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Anderson Diogo Spacek (Departament of Mechanic and Automation, SATC, Beneficent Association of Santa Catarina Coal Industry, Street Pascoal Meller, 73, Criciúma SC 88805-380, Brazil)
João Mota Neto (Departament of Mechanic and Automation, SATC, Beneficent Association of Santa Catarina Coal Industry, Street Pascoal Meller, 73, Criciúma SC 88805-380, Brazil)
Luciano Dagostin Biléssimo (Departament of Mechanic and Automation, SATC, Beneficent Association of Santa Catarina Coal Industry, Street Pascoal Meller, 73, Criciúma SC 88805-380, Brazil)
Oswaldo Hideo Ando Junior (Departament of Renewable Energies, UNILA, Federal University of Latin American Integration, Av. Sílvio Américo Sasdelli, 1842, Foz do Iguaçu PR 85866-000, Brazil)
Marcus Vinícius Ferreira de Santana (Shared Services Center, Street Madre Benvenuta, 1168, Florianópolis SC 88035-000, Brazil)
Celia De Fraga Malfatti (Corrosion Research Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Avenue Bento Gonçalves 9500, Porto Alegre RS 91501-970, Brazil)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

In the search for alternatives to reduce the consumption of electric energy, the possibility of using natural light for lighting through TDD (tubular daylight devices) or TDGS (tubular daylight guidance systems) appears. These natural luminaires are used in rooms where you want to save electricity and enjoy the benefits of natural light. The present work proposes the construction of a tubular system for the conduction of natural light that replaces aluminum with silver (currently marketed by several companies) by polymer metallized with aluminum, offering a low cost. The polymer acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), coated with aluminum by physical vapor deposition (ionization), was evaluated for some tests to verify characteristics of the structure and the metallized surface. After the tests, the construction of the reflective tube was performed and validated in a real scale of application. The results proved the technical viability of the proposed tube construction for the realization of direct sunlight for illumination using polymeric material. Although it has produced 35% less than the reference tube, it can be marketed at an estimated cost of 50% less.