Predicting the effects of sand erosion on collector surfaces in CSP plants

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dc.contributor.author Sansom, Christopher L.
dc.contributor.author Comley, Paul
dc.contributor.author King, Peter
dc.contributor.author Almond, Heather
dc.contributor.author Atkinson, C.
dc.contributor.author Endaya, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-06T12:23:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-06T12:23:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-05
dc.identifier.citation Sansom C, Comley P, King P, Almond H, Atkinson C, Endaya E, Predicting the effects of sand erosion on collector surfaces in CSP plants, Energy Procedia, Volume 69, May 2015, Pages 198-207, International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2014 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1876-6102
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.023
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/11223
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a methodology to predict the optical performance and physical topography of the glass collector surfaces of any given CSP plant in the presence of sand and dust storms, providing that local climate conditions are known and representative sand and dust particles samples are available. Using existing meteorological data for a defined CSP plant in Egypt, plus sand and dust samples from two desert locations in Libya, we describe how to derive air speed, duration, and sand concentrations to use within the Global CSP Laboratory sand erosion simulation rig at Cranfield University. This then allows us to predict the optical performance of parabolic trough collector glass after an extended period by the use of accelerated ageing. However the behavior of particles in sandstorms is complex and has prompted a theoretical analysis of sand particle dynamics which is also described in this paper. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights © 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms: Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Information: Non-Commercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No Derivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
dc.subject sand erosion en_UK
dc.subject collector ageing en_UK
dc.subject sandstorm simulation en_UK
dc.title Predicting the effects of sand erosion on collector surfaces in CSP plants en_UK
dc.type Conference paper en_UK


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