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Title: High flux thermal receiver and method of use

Abstract

A thermal receiver, such as a solar flux thermal receiver, is disclosed comprising a modular arrangement of arrayed microchannels or micropins to heat a working fluid by heat transfer. Disclosed solar receivers provide a much higher solar flux and consequently a significant reduction in thermal losses, size, and cost, relative to known receivers. Unit cell receivers can be numbered up and combined in parallel to form modules, and modules combined to form full scale receivers.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States); Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1650765
Patent Number(s):
10619890
Application Number:
15/642,164
Assignee:
Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR); The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
0007108; EE0005801
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 07/05/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Drost, Monte Kevin, Apte, Sourabh, L'Estrange, Thomas, Narayanan, Vinod, Rymal, Charles, Truong, Eric, Rasouli, Erfan, Zada, Kyle Ryan, and Fronk, Brian M. High flux thermal receiver and method of use. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Drost, Monte Kevin, Apte, Sourabh, L'Estrange, Thomas, Narayanan, Vinod, Rymal, Charles, Truong, Eric, Rasouli, Erfan, Zada, Kyle Ryan, & Fronk, Brian M. High flux thermal receiver and method of use. United States.
Drost, Monte Kevin, Apte, Sourabh, L'Estrange, Thomas, Narayanan, Vinod, Rymal, Charles, Truong, Eric, Rasouli, Erfan, Zada, Kyle Ryan, and Fronk, Brian M. Tue . "High flux thermal receiver and method of use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650765.
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title = {High flux thermal receiver and method of use},
author = {Drost, Monte Kevin and Apte, Sourabh and L'Estrange, Thomas and Narayanan, Vinod and Rymal, Charles and Truong, Eric and Rasouli, Erfan and Zada, Kyle Ryan and Fronk, Brian M.},
abstractNote = {A thermal receiver, such as a solar flux thermal receiver, is disclosed comprising a modular arrangement of arrayed microchannels or micropins to heat a working fluid by heat transfer. Disclosed solar receivers provide a much higher solar flux and consequently a significant reduction in thermal losses, size, and cost, relative to known receivers. Unit cell receivers can be numbered up and combined in parallel to form modules, and modules combined to form full scale receivers.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {4}
}

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