5 January 1984 Steam Generating Collectors
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This paper describes the advantages of operating a non-imaging collector in a mode where steam is generated directly in the collector, rather than using a heat transfer oil and a secondary heat exchanger. The predicted performance advantages from generating steam directly in the collectors are significant, and that performance was verified using a collector built and tested at Argonne National Laboratory. A description of the collec-tor and the test method used to test the collector while operating in a steam generating mode is also presented by this paper. Test results are included for a 6.4 m2 array of evacuated tube collectors with an advanced absorber coating, silver reflectors, and tubes oriented in a N-S configuration.
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John W. Allen, John W. Allen, William W. Schertz, William W. Schertz, } "Steam Generating Collectors", Proc. SPIE 0441, Intl Conf on Nonimaging Concentrators, (5 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.937697; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937697

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