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Parabolic trough collector testing in the frame of the REACt project

Krüger D, Pandian Y, Hennecke K, Schmitz M ...see all

Desalination, vol. 220, issue 1-3 (2008) pp. 612-618

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Solar thermal parabolic trough collectors can be used to provide heat for desalination, cooling and electricity generation. The set-up and some intermediate results of a measurement campaign for the evaluation of a parabolic trough collector - the Solitem PTC1800 - are presented. Optical tests of the concentrator were used to determine the intercept factor, allowing to give recommendations for optical improvements. Thermal testing up to 200°C with pressurised water showed low radiative and convective losses. © 2008.

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  • Concentrating
  • Cooling
  • Optical losses
  • Parabolic trough collector
  • Solar thermal
  • Thermal losses

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  • Dirk Krüger

  • Yuvaraj Pandian

  • Klaus Hennecke

  • Mark Schmitz

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