Distinctive properties of tubular solar chemical reactors

Eva Meirovitch

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Concentrated sunlight can be stored in the chemical bond by activating an endothermic reaction. This novel concept has been implemented recently with solar power captured in a central receiver equipped with chemical reactors. The related theory, presented in this report, singles out this interactive radiative-chemical system as distinctively stable thermodynamically, resilient to perturbations, internally regulatory and self-corrective. None of the thermochemical devices conceived so far bear all these attributes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-193
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes


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