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Parabolic trough collector testing in the frame of the REACt project

Krüger, Dirk Rinus and Pandian, Yuvaraj and Hennecke, Klaus and Schmitz, Mark (2008) Parabolic trough collector testing in the frame of the REACt project. Desalination, Vol 220 (Issues 1-3), pp. 612-618. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2007.04.062.

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Solar thermal parabolic trough collectors can be used to provide heat for desalination, cooling and electricity generation. The set-up and some intermediate results of a measurement campaign for the evaluation of a parabolic trough collector - the Solitem PTC1800 - are presented. Optical tests of the concentrator were used to determine the intercept factor, allowing to give recommendations for optical improvements. Thermal testing up to 200°C with pressurised water showed low radiative and convective losses.

Document Type:Article
Title:Parabolic trough collector testing in the frame of the REACt project
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Krüger, Dirk RinusUNSPECIFIED
Pandian, YuvarajUNSPECIFIED
Hennecke, KlausUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2008
Journal or Publication Title:Desalination
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:Vol 220
Page Range:pp. 612-618
Keywords:parabolic trough collector, solar thermal, concentrating, optical losses, thermal losses, cooling.
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:E SF - Solar research (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Applikationsentwicklung (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Thermodynamics > Solar Research
Deposited By: Dirk Rinus Krüger
Deposited On:18 Feb 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:44

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