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    • A methodology for determining optimum solar tower plant configurations and operating strategies to maximize profits based on hourly electricity market prices and tariffs 

      Guedez, Rafael; Topel, Monica; Conde, Ines; Ferragut, Francisco; Callaba, Irene; Spelling, James; Hassar, Zhor; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Laumert, Bjorn (2016-04-01)
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      The present study analyzes the influence that market conditions have on determining optimum molten salt solar tower plants with storage that maximizes profits (in terms of plant configuration, sizing, and operation) for a ...
    • Advanced analysis of thermal energy storage in CSP plants 

      Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; González Acedo, Ignacio; Torras Ortiz, Santiago; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2016-11-24)
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    • Analysis and design of a drain water heat recovery storage unit based on PCM plates 

      Morales-Ruiz, S; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Oliet Casasayas, Carles; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2016-10-01)
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      This paper is focused on the detailed analysis of a PCM plate heat storage unit with a particular configuration, looking for the maximum contact area with the fluid (water) and the minimum volume to be used in a real ...
    • Drain water heat recovery storage-type unit for residential housing 

      Torras Ortiz, Santiago; Oliet Casasayas, Carles; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2016-06-25)
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      The drain water heat recovery (DWHR) system is an interesting household technology to reduce energy costs and environmental impact. The objective of the utilisation of these devices is the recovery of the waste heat from ...
    • Exergetic optimisation of a solar energy installation 

      Al Omar Mesnaoui, Anas; Illa Alibés, Josep (Société Marocaine des Sciences Mécaniques, 2009)
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      This paper deals with the Exergetic optimisation stutdy of the PCM’s slabs- Solar Energy Storage Tank (SEST). Both melting temperature and the maximum power output taking into account the phase change process are determined.
    • Multi-layered solid-PCM thermocline thermal storage for CSP. Numerical evaluation of its application in a 50 MWe plant 

      Galione Klot, Pedro Andrés; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Torras Ortiz, Santiago; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim (2015-09-01)
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      Thermocline storage concept is considered as a possible solution to reduce the cost of thermal storage in concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Recently, a multi-layered solid-PCM (MLSPCM) concept—consisting of a ...
    • Synthesis and thermophysical characterization of fatty Amides for thermal energy storage 

      Canela Xandri, Anna; Villorbina Noguera, Gemma; Balcells Fluvia, Mercè; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Cabeza Fabra, Luisa Fernanda; Canela Garayoa, Ramon (2019-10-21)
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      Nine monoamides were synthesized from carboxylic acids (C8–C18) and crude glycerol. The final monoamides were the result of a rearrangement of the acyl chain during the final hydrogenation process. The purity of the final ...
    • Thermo-mechanical parametric analysis of packed-bed thermocline energy storage tanks 

      González Acedo, Ignacio; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Lehmkuhl, Oriol; Torras Ortiz, Santiago; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2016-10-01)
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      A packed-bed thermocline tank represents a proved cheaper thermal energy storage for concentrated solar power plants compared with the commonly-built two-tank system. However, its implementation has been stopped mainly due ...
    • Water lens solar heater 

      Delgado Caceres, Sergio; Puig Sabaté, Jordi (2013)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
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