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Title: Advanced Heat/Mass Exchanger Technology for Geothermal and Solar Renewable Energy Systems

Abstract

Northern Nevada has abundant geothermal and solar energy resources, and these renewable energy sources provide an ample opportunity to produce economically viable power. Heat/mass exchangers are essential components to any energy conversion system. Improvements in the heat/mass exchange process will lead to smaller, less costly (more efficient) systems. There is an emerging heat transfer technology, based on micro/nano/molecular-scale surface science that can be applied to heat/mass exchanger design. The objective is to develop and characterize unique coating materials, surface configurations and membranes capable of accommodating a 10-fold increase in heat/mass exchanger performance via phase change processes (boiling, condensation, etc.) and single phase convective heat/mass transfer.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Geothermal Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1341440
Report Number(s):
DE-EE0003231
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Greiner, Miles, Childress, Amy, Hiibel, Sage, Kim, Kwang, Park, Chanwoo, and Wirtz, Richard. Advanced Heat/Mass Exchanger Technology for Geothermal and Solar Renewable Energy Systems. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1341440.
Greiner, Miles, Childress, Amy, Hiibel, Sage, Kim, Kwang, Park, Chanwoo, & Wirtz, Richard. Advanced Heat/Mass Exchanger Technology for Geothermal and Solar Renewable Energy Systems. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1341440
Greiner, Miles, Childress, Amy, Hiibel, Sage, Kim, Kwang, Park, Chanwoo, and Wirtz, Richard. 2014. "Advanced Heat/Mass Exchanger Technology for Geothermal and Solar Renewable Energy Systems". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1341440. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1341440.
@article{osti_1341440,
title = {Advanced Heat/Mass Exchanger Technology for Geothermal and Solar Renewable Energy Systems},
author = {Greiner, Miles and Childress, Amy and Hiibel, Sage and Kim, Kwang and Park, Chanwoo and Wirtz, Richard},
abstractNote = {Northern Nevada has abundant geothermal and solar energy resources, and these renewable energy sources provide an ample opportunity to produce economically viable power. Heat/mass exchangers are essential components to any energy conversion system. Improvements in the heat/mass exchange process will lead to smaller, less costly (more efficient) systems. There is an emerging heat transfer technology, based on micro/nano/molecular-scale surface science that can be applied to heat/mass exchanger design. The objective is to develop and characterize unique coating materials, surface configurations and membranes capable of accommodating a 10-fold increase in heat/mass exchanger performance via phase change processes (boiling, condensation, etc.) and single phase convective heat/mass transfer.},
doi = {10.2172/1341440},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1341440}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {12}
}