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Hazards caused by UV Rays of Xenon Light based High Performance Solar Simulators

Dibowski, Hans-Gerd and Eßer, Kai-Peter (2016) Hazards caused by UV Rays of Xenon Light based High Performance Solar Simulators. Safety and Health at Work. Elsevier. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.shaw.2016.12.002 ISSN 2093-7911

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Abstract

Solar furnaces are used worldwide to conduct experiments to demonstrate the feasibility of solar-chemical processes with the aid of concentrated sunlight or to qualify high temperature resistant components. In recent years High Flux Solar Simulators (HFSS) based on short-arc xenon lamps are more frequently used. The emitted spectrum is very similar to natural sunlight but with dangerous portions of ultraviolet light as well. Hence, it is quite important to protect employees against serious injuries caused by ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in a range of 100 to 400 nm. It should be noted that the permissible workplace exposure limits for ultraviolet emissions significantly exceeded after a few seconds. Therefore, the biological effects on people exposed to UVR was investigated systematically to identify the existing hazard potential.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113480/
Document Type:Article
Title:Hazards caused by UV Rays of Xenon Light based High Performance Solar Simulators
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Dibowski, Hans-GerdGerd.Dibowski (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Eßer, Kai-Peterkai-peter.esser (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:Safety and Health at Work
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.shaw.2016.12.002
Publisher:Elsevier
Series Name:Sh@W Safety and Health at Work
ISSN:2093-7911
Status:Accepted
Keywords:Solar Furnace; Solar Simulator; Ultraviolet light; Xenon short arc lamp
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Solar Fuels
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Solar Fuels (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Großanlagen und solare Materialien
Deposited By: Dibowski, Dr.-Ing. Hans-Gerd
Deposited On:09 Aug 2017 10:47
Last Modified:28 Nov 2018 05:02

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