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Modeling of a High-Temperature-Serpentine External Tubular Receiver Using Supercritical CO2

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Samia Afrin, Jesus D. Ortega, Vinod Kumar

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Clifford K. Ho

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Paper No. ES2014-6376, pp. V001T02A011; 6 pages
  • ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Volume 1: Combined Energy Cycles, CHP, CCHP, and Smart Grids; Concentrating Solar Power, Solar Thermochemistry and Thermal Energy Storage; Geothermal, Ocean, and Emerging Energy Technologies; Hydrogen Energy Technologies; Low/Zero Emission Power Plants and Carbon Sequestration; Photovoltaics; Wind Energy Systems and Technologies
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, June 30–July 2, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Advanced Energy Systems Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4586-8
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


This paper describes the modelling and design of an external receiver using supercritical CO2 as the heat transfer fluid that can reach up to 700 °C outlet temperature with ∼85% thermal efficiency. The internal pressure of the tubes is 20 MPa. The receiver tubes are arranged in a serpentine fashion and are coated with Pyromark 2500. Analyses were performed to evaluate the thermal efficiency of the receiver as a function of incidence angle of the incident radiation. Two different radiation models, discrete ordinates and surface-to-surface ray tracing, were used in the computational fluid dynamics model (ANSYS FLUENT). The receiver thermal efficiency ranged from 75% for incidence angles of 80 degrees to 88% for near-normal incidence angles of 10 degrees.

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