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Advancements in Salinity Gradient Solar Pond Technology Based on Sixteen Years of Operational Experience

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Huanmin Lu

The University of Texas at El Paso, Center for Environmental Resource Management, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, Texas, USA 79968e-mail: Lhuanmin@utep.edu.

Andrew H. P. Swift

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA 79409

Herbert D. Hein, John C. Walton

The University of Texas at El Paso, Center for Environmental Resource Management, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, Texas, USA 79968

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(2), 759-767 (May 04, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1667977 History: Received April 01, 2002; Revised December 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Solar energy
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Figures

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Picture of the El Paso Solar Pond
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Density Profile of the El Paso Solar Pond
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Temperature Profile of the El Paso Solar Pond
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Temperature History in the El Paso Solar Pond. UCZ-temperature of upper convective zone. LCZ-temperature of lower convective zone. Ambient-temperature of ambient air.
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Schematic of Scanning Injection Method
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Salinity Profile Development during Gradient Establishment
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Schematic of Injection Diffuser
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Scanner and Sensor Head
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Plot of Stability Margin Number of the El Paso Solar Pond
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Schematic of Suction Diffuser
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Gradient Modification by Brine Extraction
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Changes of Pond Level (PL), Upper Boundary (UB), and Lower Boundary (LB) of El Paso Solar Pond
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Cost of Industrial Heat
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Cost of Base Load Electricity

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