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Title: Semi transparent solar energy thermal storage device

Abstract

A visually transmitting solar energy absorbing thermal storage module includes a thermal storage liquid containment chamber defined by an interior solar absorber panel, an exterior transparent panel having a heat mirror surface substantially covering the exterior surface thereof and associated top, bottom and side walls, Evaporation of the thermal storage liquid is controlled by a low vapor pressure liquid layer that floats on and seals the top surface of the liquid. Porous filter plugs are placed in filler holes of the module. An algicide and a chelating compound are added to the liquid to control biological and chemical activity while retaining visual clarity. A plurality of modules may be supported in stacked relation by a support frame to form a thermal storage wall structure.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6479893
Patent Number(s):
US 4523577
Assignee:
Iowa State University Research Foundation
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 4 Aug 1982; Other Information: PAT-APPL-405067
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; SOLAR ABSORBERS; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; ADDITIVES; CHELATES; EVAPORATION; HEAT TRANSFER FLUIDS; MIRRORS; OPACITY; COMPLEXES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; HEATING SYSTEMS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

McClelland, J F. Semi transparent solar energy thermal storage device. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
McClelland, J F. Semi transparent solar energy thermal storage device. United States.
McClelland, J F. 1985. "Semi transparent solar energy thermal storage device". United States.
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title = {Semi transparent solar energy thermal storage device},
author = {McClelland, J F},
abstractNote = {A visually transmitting solar energy absorbing thermal storage module includes a thermal storage liquid containment chamber defined by an interior solar absorber panel, an exterior transparent panel having a heat mirror surface substantially covering the exterior surface thereof and associated top, bottom and side walls, Evaporation of the thermal storage liquid is controlled by a low vapor pressure liquid layer that floats on and seals the top surface of the liquid. Porous filter plugs are placed in filler holes of the module. An algicide and a chelating compound are added to the liquid to control biological and chemical activity while retaining visual clarity. A plurality of modules may be supported in stacked relation by a support frame to form a thermal storage wall structure.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6479893}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {6}
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