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A Steady State Thermodynamic Model of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermochemical Energy Storage

Abstract Fluids such as steam, oils, and molten salts are commonly used to store and transfer heat in a concentrating solar power (CSP) system. Metal oxide materials have received increasing attention for their reversible reduction-oxidation (redox) reaction that permits receiving, storing, and releasing energy through sensible and chemical potential. This study investigates the performance of a 111.7 MWe CSP system coupled with a thermochemical energy storage system (TCES) that uses a redox active metal oxide acting as the heat transfer fluid. A one-dimensional thermodynamic model is introduced for the novel CSP system design, with detailed designs of the underlying nine components developed from first principles and empirical data of the heat tran... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Gorman, Brandon Tom (Author) / Johnson, Nathan G (Advisor) / Stechel, Ellen B (Committee member) / Chester, Mikhail V (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Concentrating solar power / Energy storage / Heat transfer fluid / Perovskites / Thermochemical reactions / Thermodynamics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 82 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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