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Proof of Concept Test of a Centrifugal Particle Receiver

Wu, Wei and Amsbeck, Lars and Buck, Reiner and Uhlig, Ralf and Pitz-Paal, Robert (2014) Proof of Concept Test of a Centrifugal Particle Receiver. Energy Procedia, 49, pp. 560-568. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.03.060. ISSN 1876-6102.

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As a proof of concept a Centrifugal Particle Receiver (CentRec) prototype in laboratory scale (∼10 kWth) was designed, built and tested in the High-Flux Solar Simulator in Cologne, Germany. Since they can be heated up to 1000 °C without sintering in the storage, small bauxite particles produced for the oil and gas industry are used as the absorber, the heat transfer and storage media at the same time. A defined rotation is used to form a thin direct absorbing particle film on the inner surface of the cylindrical receiver. Depending on the incoming heat flux the particle residence time can be adjusted by controlling rotation speed and mass flow. A constant particle outlet temperature for all load conditions can be therefore ensured. First experiments were conducted with various power levels and mass flows at two different receiver inclinations. Particle outlet temperatures of up to 900 °C were demonstrated and the expected simple control capability of the receiver concept was verified.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87812/
Document Type:Article
Title:Proof of Concept Test of a Centrifugal Particle Receiver
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Wu, Weiwei.wu (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Amsbeck, Larslars.amsbeck (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Buck, Reinerreiner.buck (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Uhlig, Ralfralf.uhlig (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pitz-Paal, Robertrobert.pitz-paal (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 June 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Energy Procedia
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1016/j.egypro.2014.03.060
Page Range:pp. 560-568
Series Name:Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords:solar power tower; particle receiver; rotation
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Systems (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Point-Focusing Systems (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Punktfokussierende Systeme
Deposited By: Uhlig, Tamara
Deposited On:07 Aug 2014 15:46
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:22

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