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Title: Analysis of Solar Receiver Performance for Chemical-Looping Integration With a Concentrating Solar Thermal System

Abstract

This paper introduces a chemical-looping configuration integrated with a concentrating solar thermal (CST) system. The CST system uses an array of mirrors to focus sunlight, and the concentrated solar flux is applied to a solar receiver to collect and convert solar energy into thermal energy. The thermal energy then drives a thermal power cycle for electricity generation or provides an energy source to chemical processes for material or fuel production. Considerable interest in CST energy systems has been driven by power generation, with its capability to store thermal energy for continuous electricity supply or peak shaving. However, CST systems have other potential to convert solar energy into fuel or to support thermochemical processes. Thus, we introduce the concept of a chemical-looping configuration integrated with the CST system that has potential applications for thermochemical energy storage or solar thermochemical hydrogen production. The chemical-looping configuration integrated with a CST system consists of the following: a solar-receiver reactor for solar-energy collection and conversion, thermochemical energy storage, a reverse reactor for energy release, and system circulation. We describe a high-temperature reactor receiver that is a key component in the chemical-looping system. We also show the solar-receiver design and its performance analyzed by solar-tracing andmore » thermal-modeling methods for integration within a CST system.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1494735
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5500-72070
Journal ID: ISSN 0199-6231
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0199-6231
Publisher:
ASME
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; concentrating solar thermal; chemical looping; solar thermochemical process; solid particles

Citation Formats

Ma, Zhiwen, and Martinek, Janna. Analysis of Solar Receiver Performance for Chemical-Looping Integration With a Concentrating Solar Thermal System. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1115/1.4042058.
Ma, Zhiwen, & Martinek, Janna. Analysis of Solar Receiver Performance for Chemical-Looping Integration With a Concentrating Solar Thermal System. United States. doi:10.1115/1.4042058.
Ma, Zhiwen, and Martinek, Janna. Tue . "Analysis of Solar Receiver Performance for Chemical-Looping Integration With a Concentrating Solar Thermal System". United States. doi:10.1115/1.4042058. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1494735.
@article{osti_1494735,
title = {Analysis of Solar Receiver Performance for Chemical-Looping Integration With a Concentrating Solar Thermal System},
author = {Ma, Zhiwen and Martinek, Janna},
abstractNote = {This paper introduces a chemical-looping configuration integrated with a concentrating solar thermal (CST) system. The CST system uses an array of mirrors to focus sunlight, and the concentrated solar flux is applied to a solar receiver to collect and convert solar energy into thermal energy. The thermal energy then drives a thermal power cycle for electricity generation or provides an energy source to chemical processes for material or fuel production. Considerable interest in CST energy systems has been driven by power generation, with its capability to store thermal energy for continuous electricity supply or peak shaving. However, CST systems have other potential to convert solar energy into fuel or to support thermochemical processes. Thus, we introduce the concept of a chemical-looping configuration integrated with the CST system that has potential applications for thermochemical energy storage or solar thermochemical hydrogen production. The chemical-looping configuration integrated with a CST system consists of the following: a solar-receiver reactor for solar-energy collection and conversion, thermochemical energy storage, a reverse reactor for energy release, and system circulation. We describe a high-temperature reactor receiver that is a key component in the chemical-looping system. We also show the solar-receiver design and its performance analyzed by solar-tracing and thermal-modeling methods for integration within a CST system.},
doi = {10.1115/1.4042058},
journal = {Journal of Solar Energy Engineering},
number = 2,
volume = 141,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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