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Particle Residence Time Distributions in a Solar Vortex Receiver

Dominic Davis, Alfonso Chinnici, Woei L Saw, Timothy Lau

Proceedings APSRC 2017 | Australian Photovoltaic Institute (APVI) | Published : 2017


There is a growing interest in the use of solid particles as the absorber of concentrated solar thermal radiation, due to their high surface area per unit mass and compatibility with direct irradiation. A solar particle receiver technology that has received recent attention features direct irradiation of particles that are transported by a carrier gas and suspended in a vortex within a cylindrical cavity, termed the solar vortex receiver, SVR. To support the development of vortexbased particle receiver systems, new understanding of the particle residence time distributions within the receiver and their influencing factors is required. In the present paper, a method has been developed for mea..

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