Hydrodynamic Analysis of Direct Steam Generation Solar Collectors

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S. D. Odeh, M. Behnia, G. L. Morrison

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052

J. Sol. Energy Eng 122(1), 14-22 (Nov 01, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556273 History: Received June 01, 1998; Revised November 01, 1999
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Solar receiver configuration and heat loss modes
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Flow pattern maps and operating characteristics for horizontal DSG collector absorber tube, water-steam, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,texit=450°C, (a) Di=54 mm, and (b) Di=38 mm
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Flow pattern distribution as a function of feedwater flow rate in the bolling zone of a DSG collector. tin=210°C, 600 m long, Di=54 mm,Ibeam=1000 W/m2, (a) Horizontal absorber tube and (b) 10 deg inclined absorber tube.
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Stratified region length versus beam radiation for a horizontal absorber tube, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,Di=54 mm, 600 m long
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Flow pattern distribution in a horizontal DSG collector absorber tube, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,texit=450°C, 600 m long, Di=54 mm, flow rate 0.95 kg/s, lbeam=1000 W/m2.
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Flow pattern distribution in 10 deg inclined DSG collector assembly, 24 collectors× 25 m long, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,texit=450°C,Di=54 mm, flow rate 0.95 kg/s, Ibeam=1000 W/m2
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Comparison between frictional pressure gradient by Martinelli-Nelson 14 and Olujic 23 correlations and Manzano et al. 17 test data for steam-water flow in a horizontal tube, working pressure 20 bar
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Comparison of friction pressure drop correlation by Martinelli-Nelson 14 and Oiujic 23 with Antipov test data for mass fluxes of 500 and 1250 kg/m2 s in a vertical pipe, working pressure 60 bar, Di=13 mm and L=0.975 m
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Pressure drop in a horizontal DSG collector versus feed water flow rate for different working pressures. tin=210°C, 600 m long, Di=54 mm,Ibeam=1000 W/m2.
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Pressure drop in different phase regions in a horizontal absorber tube as a function of beam radiation, Lcollector=600 m,Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,Di=54 mm, flow rate 0.95 kg/s
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Total pressure drop versus beam radiation in horizontal and 10° inclined absorber tubes, 600 m long, tin=210°C,Pin=100 bar,Di=54 mm, flow rate 0.95 kg/s
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Pressure drop in a horizontal DSG collector and a VP-1 oil based collector, 600 m long, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C, for water Di=54 mm, for oil Di=66 mm,Ibeam=1000 W/m2
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Pressure drop versus feed water flow rate at different radiation levels, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,Di=54 mm, 600 m long
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Pressure drop in the horizontal collector for different absorber tube diameters, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,Ibeam=1000 W/m2
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Bolling region flow regimes in a horizontal collector versus absorber tube length, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,texit=450°C,Ibeam=1000 W/m2
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Overall collector efficiency versus absorber tube length for absorber tube diameters of 38 and 54 mm, Pin=100 bar,tin=210°C,Ibeam=1000 W/m2




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