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Title: Solar thermochemical reactor and methods of manufacture and use thereof

Disclosed herein is a solar reactor comprising a reactor member; an aperture for receiving solar radiation, the aperture being disposed in a plane on a wall of the reactor member, where the plane is oriented at any angle other than parallel relative to the centerline of the reactor member; a plurality of absorber tubes, wherein the absorber tubes are oriented such that their respective centerlines are at an angle other than 90.degree. relative to the centerline of the reactor member; and wherein the aperture has a hydraulic diameter that is from 0.2 to 4 times a hydraulic diameter of at least one absorber tube in the plurality of absorber tubes; and a reactive material, the reactive material being disposed in the plurality of absorber tubes.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1480290
Assignee:
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (Gainesville, FL) ARPA-E
Patent Number(s):
10,072,224
Application Number:
14/896,993
Contract Number:
AR0000184
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 10
Research Org:
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Gainesville, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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