Research challenges in combustion and gasification arising from emerging technologies employing directly irradiated concentrating solar thermal radiation

G. J. Nathan, B. B. Dally, Z. T. Alwahabi, P. J. Van Eyk, M. Jafarian, P. J. Ashman

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Abstract

A review covers the types of solar receiver/reactor that incorporate combustion-related processes (combustion gasification and pyrolysis); combustion-related challenges associated with the use of concentrated solar radiation in practical devices; solar-specific operation notably with the high heating rates and the use of broad-band visible radiation particularly those processes in which the heat and mass transfer processes are complex non-linear and coupled with chemical reactions; similarities and differences between conditions in combustion/gasification and their solar-driven counterparts; and new challenges and opportunities for the use of optical diagnostics in combustion-related research.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2055-2074
Number of pages20
JournalProceedings of the Combustion Institute
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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