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Title: Temperature, thermal efficiency, and gradient performance from two seawater-SZ solar ponds

This paper presents 10 months of experience with two seawater-SZ (Storage Zone) solar ponds operated as a source of warm seawater which could have been used in an adjacent mariculture facility. Observations and extensive temperature, gradient and efficiency data are presented. This work demonstrated operation of and heat extraction from seawater-SZ solar ponds over a much longer interval than in previous work. It confirmed that seawater-SZ solar ponds can consistently give useful temperature elevations. A few phenomena not characteristic of conventional solar ponds were identified and are discussed.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (San Diego State Univ., CA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5109173
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Solar Energy (Journal of Solar Energy Science and Engineering); (United States); Journal Volume: 46:6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CALIFORNIA; SOLAR PONDS; THERMAL ANALYSIS; AMBIENT TEMPERATURE; AQUACULTURE; DAILY VARIATIONS; DESIGN; HEAT EXTRACTION; OPERATION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; SALINITY GRADIENTS; SEAWATER; SOLAR WATER HEATING; STRATIFICATION; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; THERMAL EFFICIENCY; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; EFFICIENCY; EQUIPMENT; FEDERAL REGION IX; HEATING; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PONDS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR HEATING; SURFACE WATERS; TESTING; USA; VARIATIONS; WATER; WATER HEATING 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators