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Steam Generating Collectors
Author(s): John W. Allen; William W. Schertz
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the advantages of operating a non-imaging collector in a mode where steam is generated directly in the collector, rather than using a heat transfer oil and a secondary heat exchanger. The predicted performance advantages from generating steam directly in the collectors are significant, and that performance was verified using a collector built and tested at Argonne National Laboratory. A description of the collec-tor and the test method used to test the collector while operating in a steam generating mode is also presented by this paper. Test results are included for a 6.4 m2 array of evacuated tube collectors with an advanced absorber coating, silver reflectors, and tubes oriented in a N-S configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0441, Intl Conf on Nonimaging Concentrators, (5 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.937697
Show Author Affiliations
John W. Allen, Argonne National Laboratory (United States)
William W. Schertz, Argonne National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0441:
Intl Conf on Nonimaging Concentrators
Mitchell C. Ruda, Editor(s)

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