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Title: SOLERAS - Solar-Powered Water Desalination Project at Yanbu: Thermal energy storage tests

Abstract

The solar-powered water desalination pilot plant at Yanbu in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a unique project in terms of its size, purpose, objectives, and scope. The plant uses a combination of solar thermal energy and fossil-fuel energy to provide the shaft horsepower necessary to operate the indirect heat-transfer freeze desalination process developed and patented by Chicago Bridge and Iron Inc. (CBandI) to produce potable water. The thermal storage acts as a buffer between the energy collection subsystem and the energy delivery subsystem. This report describes the thermal storage subsystem. One of the objectives of the desalination research project is to publish a series of reports on the performance of its various subsystems. The authors of this report do not claim that it is exhaustive and complete in all respects, for more than one reason. Any research activity is like an open-ended problem and during the tenure of its investigation it raises more problems than can be solved. However, the authors believe that the storage system behavior has posed no serious problem and that the report adequately covers all the facets of the investigation. 3 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6715611
Report Number(s):
MRI/SOL-0414
ON: DE89003226
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; DESALINATION; SOLAR ENERGY; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; AGRICULTURE; COST; DESIGN; ELECTRIC POWER; FREEZING OUT; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAT TRANSFER; IRRIGATION; MAINTENANCE; PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; SAUDI ARABIA; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR COOLING SYSTEMS; SOLAR HEATING; SOLAR THERMAL CONVERSION; STEAM GENERATION; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; USA; ASIA; CONVERSION; DEMINERALIZATION; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY; ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY TRANSFER; EQUIPMENT; HEATING; INDUSTRY; NORTH AMERICA; POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140900* - Solar Thermal Utilization; 141000 - Solar Collectors & Concentrators; 142000 - Solar Energy- Heat Storage- (1980-); 140501 - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

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. SOLERAS - Solar-Powered Water Desalination Project at Yanbu: Thermal energy storage tests. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
. SOLERAS - Solar-Powered Water Desalination Project at Yanbu: Thermal energy storage tests. United States.
. Wed . "SOLERAS - Solar-Powered Water Desalination Project at Yanbu: Thermal energy storage tests". United States.
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