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Phase change thermal storage for a solar total energy systemAn analytical and experimental program is being conducted on a one-tenth scale model of a high-temperature (584 K) phase-change thermal energy storage system for installation in a solar total energy test facility at Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. The thermal storage medium is anhydrous sodium hydroxide with 8% sodium nitrate. The program will produce data on the dynamic response of the system to repeated cycles of charging and discharging simulating those of the test facility. Data will be correlated with a mathematical model which will then be used in the design of the full-scale system.
Document ID
19790033308
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Rice, R. E. (Comstock and Wescott, Inc. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Cohen, B. M. (Comstock and Wescott, Inc. Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Sun: Mankind''s future source of energy; International Solar Energy Congress(New Delhi)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-20615
Distribution Limits
Public
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