Evaluation of several types of high temperature heat transfer fluids for concentrated solar power system

Ye Zhang, Yuanyuan Li, Peiwen Li

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Abstract

This study evaluates the cost effectiveness of several eutectic chloride molten salts as heat transfer fluids (HTFs) and thermal storage media. The exergy loss from the heat transfer system in a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant due to the use of different types of molten salts and the associated loss of profit, as well as the cost of molten salts for thermal storage are considered for evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the HTFs. In the exergy analysis, the entropy production rates from heat transfer processes of a CSP plant, including heat obtainment from solar concentrator and heat delivery to thermal power plant, and from the pressure loss in the HTF circulation are considered together. The study is important to the selection of an optimum HTF (from many candidates) with overly consideration of the material cost as well as the heat transfer performance and pressure loss in the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2018
PublisherBegell House Inc.
Pages1167-1180
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781567004724
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event3rd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2018 - Fort Lauderdale, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2018Mar 7 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Thermal and Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
Volume2018-March
ISSN (Electronic)2379-1748

Conference

Conference3rd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale
Period3/4/183/7/18

Keywords

  • Chloride molten salts
  • CSP
  • Heat transfer fluids
  • Overall cost effectivity
  • Properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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