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Analysis of tubular receivers for concentrating solar tower systems with a range of working fluids, in exergy-optimised flow-path configurations

Zheng, Meige; Zapata Gonzales, Diego Alberto; Asselineau, Charles-Alexis; Coventry, Joe; Pye, John


Central tower concentrating solar power (CSP) systems typically focus solar radiation upon a tubular solar receiver where radiation is absorbed and then transferred, by conduction and convection, into a heat transfer fluid. In this paper, a range of heat transfer fluids are compared, using energy and exergy analysis, and varying the tube diameter, tube wall thickness, and tube-bank flow configuration. The model optimises exergy efficiency including pumping work, assuming uniform flux, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Solar Energy
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2020.09.037


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