|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||REWAS 2022: Energy Technologies and CO2 Management
||Modes of Operation, Design, and Experiments in a Laboratory Solar Convective Furnace System
||Vishwa Deepak Kumar, Laltu Chandra, Piyush Sharma, Rajiv Shekhar
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The concept of a solar convective furnace system has been proposed. Here, hot air generated from concentrated solar radiation heats ingots in an aluminium soaking furnace. The SCFS consists of the following components: an open volumetric air receiver (OVAR) to heat ambient air, thermal energy storage (TES) to address the intermittency of solar radiation, and a retrofitted aluminium soaking furnace. The TES is charged by hot air from the OVAR. Hot air recovered from the TES heats ingots in the retrofitted furnace. This presentation has three objectives. First, the modes of operation of a SCFS will be explored. Herein, the possible circuits, which depict the interconnection between the components of a SCFS, for day and night operations will be discussed. Second, the design basis and results of a laboratory-scale SCFS will be shown. Third, a preliminary mathematical model of a SCFS circuit will be presented.
||Energy Conversion and Storage,