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Solar Radiation Conversion

Fend, Thomas and Pitz-Paal, Robert and Hoffschmidt, Bernhard and Reutter, Oliver (2005) Solar Radiation Conversion. In: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. pp. 523-546. ISBN 3-527-31320-6.

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Abstract

This chapter covers the use of cellular materials as absorbers in volumetric solar receivers. A receiver is a central element of the so-called solar tower technology which converts concentrated solar radiation into high temperature heat. In the case of a volumetric absorber cellular material is employed to absorb concentrated solar radiation and to transfer the energy to a fluid flowing through its open cells. The concentrated radiation is generated by a large number of controlled mirrors (heliostats), each of which redirects the solar radiation onto the receiver as a common target on the top of a tower. An overview on the ceramic materials used is given as well as the most important thermophysical and fluid dynamic properties and how to determine them. Finally physical restrictions and problems occurring when using volumetric absorbers are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/44882/
Document Type:Book Section
Title:Solar Radiation Conversion
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Fend, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pitz-Paal, RobertUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hoffschmidt, BernhardSolar Institut JülichUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Reutter, OliverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2005
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 523-546
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Scheffler, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Colombo, PaoloUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
ISBN:3-527-31320-6
Status:Published
Keywords:voulumetric solar receiver porous ceramics
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 Engineering Thermodynamics
Deposited By: Fend, Dr.-Ing. Thomas
Deposited On:28 Feb 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:21

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