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Table 1

Properties of Luffa acutangula fibre in relative to other fibres/wick materials

MaterialPorosity (%)Absorbency (s)Capillary rise (mm/h)Heat transfer coefficient (W/m2 K)
Luffa acutangula fibres 6.7 5.8 45.72 
Jute cloth 16.7 128 10 15.4 
Wood pulp paper 17 65 37.3 
Coconut coir disks 73.25 10 37.21 
Cotton 28.5 120 36.0 
MaterialPorosity (%)Absorbency (s)Capillary rise (mm/h)Heat transfer coefficient (W/m2 K)
Luffa acutangula fibres 6.7 5.8 45.72 
Jute cloth 16.7 128 10 15.4 
Wood pulp paper 17 65 37.3 
Coconut coir disks 73.25 10 37.21 
Cotton 28.5 120 36.0 
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