Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150102230 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Prof Graham 'Gus' Nathan; A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi; Dr Maziar Arjomandi; Dr Zhao Tian; Prof John Abraham; Prof Aldo Steinfeld

Brief description The project aims to provide the new understanding of, and computational design tools for, next generation solar thermal particle receivers and their hybrids. Particle receivers, which heat fine particles in suspension, offer much greater efficiency than current tubular receivers, but are presently unreliable due to the poor understanding of the complex and coupled mechanisms that govern their performance. The results will speed up the development and roll-out of these devices, to deliver cost-effective, low-emissions energy technologies for future power generation and thermo-chemical processes. The aims will be met by the parallel application of advanced laser diagnostic measurements and computational fluid dynamics modelling techniques.

Funding Amount 611800

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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