Indirectly Irradiated Solar Receiver-Reactors for High-Temperature Thermochemical Processes

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Christian Wieckert, Anton Meier

Solar Process Technology, Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland

Aldo Steinfeld

ETH-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering-Institute of Energy Technology, ETH-Zentrum, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(1), 120-123 (Jan 27, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1528925 History: Received November 01, 2001; Revised May 01, 2002; Online January 27, 2003
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Grahic Jump Location
Schematic of the two-cavity reactor configuration
Grahic Jump Location
Variation of the efficiency η2C [see Eq. (13)] as a function of T3/Tmax for different A2/A0. The dashed lines indicate how to find (T2−T3)/Tmax, as described in the text.
Grahic Jump Location
Ratio of η2C (efficiency of the two-cavity configuration) to η1C (efficiency of the single cavity configuration) as a function of wall emissivity ε2 for different A2/A0 [see Eq. (16)]



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