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Experimental Investigation of a Vortex-Flow Solar Chemical Reactor for the Combined ZnO-Reduction and CH4-Reforming*

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Stefan Kräupl

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

Aldo Steinfeld

Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering - Institute of Energy Technology, ETH-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zentrum, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerlande-mail:aldo.steinfeld@eth.ch

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(3), 237-243 (Feb 01, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1384569 History: Received December 01, 2000; Revised February 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Scheme of the improved SynMet vortex-flow solar chemical reactor
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Experimental set-up at PSI’s high flux solar furnace
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h-T diagram of the SynMet process
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Process flow diagram of the SynMet process
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Temperature history during a representative solar run using only Argon flow
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Energy balance for solar runs with Ar flow
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Energy balance for solar runs with ZnO+CH4

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