Special Issue "Next-Generation High-Temperature Solar Thermal Receivers for Concentrating Solar Power Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2021) | Viewed by 1617
Interests: high-temperature solar thermal receiver modeling and testing; solid particle receivers; optical analysis and characterization of collectors and selective absorbers; glare and avian hazard analyses; CFD modeling for coupled optical/fluid/thermal analyses; system and technoeconomic analyses
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This Special Issue focuses on next-generation high-temperature solar thermal receivers that can achieve temperatures above 700 °C for concentrating solar power applications. Higher temperatures are being pursued to provide heat to advanced power cycles (e.g., supercritical CO2 and hybrid Brayton cycles) that can increase overall efficiency and reduce system costs. High-temperature receivers can employ different heat-transfer media, including liquids, gases, and solids. Research on high-temperature liquid-based receivers includes molten chloride salts and sodium receivers. Volumetric air receivers have been previously investigated, and more recent research on high-temperature gas receivers has pursued supercritical CO2 as the heat-transfer medium. Solid particle receivers are an active area of research, including centrifugal, fluidized, free-fall, and obstructed particle-flow design concepts. Active research includes materials testing and selection, design optimization, computational modeling, and both bench-scale and large-scale (on-sun) testing. This Special Issue presents papers describing research in each of these areas. Ongoing challenges and research needs are presented along with recent findings and accomplishments associated with these next-generation high-temperature solar thermal receivers.
Dr. Clifford K. Ho
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- solar receivers
- high temperature
- supercritical CO2
- particle receiver
- liquid receiver
- gas receiver