0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Maintenance of Brine Transparency in Salinity Gradient Solar Ponds

[+] Author and Article Information
J. R. Hull

Materials and Components Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439

J. Sol. Energy Eng 112(2), 65-69 (May 01, 1990) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929648 History: Received June 12, 1989; Revised December 08, 1989; Online June 06, 2008

Abstract

Experience with maintenance of brine transparency during the more than eight years of operation of the 1000 m2 Research Salinity Gradient Solar Pond (RSGSP) at Argonne National Laboratory suggests that, in many sodium chloride brines, algal growth may be readily curtailed by minimizing the phosphate content of the brine. The addition of modest amounts of aluminum sulfate (<5 g m−2 yr−1 ) to precipitate soluble phosphate in the RSGSP has resulted in a reduction of the amount of chlorine used from 13 g m−2 yr−1 to 2.8 g m−2 yr−1 , while still maintaining good transparency in the pond brine.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In