The application of composite materials, ceramics, or carbon materials with molten salts to latent thermal energy storage in solar dynamic receivers has been investigated as a way to overcome various problems due to the physical properties of molten salts. In connection with realizing a sophisticated and advanced receiver, an attempt at developing carbon composite with molten fluorides has been made. The relevant materials production process and preliminary results of thermal analysis are described. High-temperature He-Xe experimental systems for receiver component evaluation are described. It is concluded that although a drastic improvement in the thermal performance of the receiver using the carbon/fluoride composite is likely and the materials developed enjoy a good mechanical stability, more detailed thermoanalytical evaluation on the materials must be carried out.
|Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
|Published - 1990 12月 1
|Proceedings of the 25th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - IECEC '90 - Reno, NV, USA
継続期間: 1990 8月 12 → 1990 8月 17
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