Fluidized bed- solar concentrator thermal storage system performance

  title={Fluidized bed- solar concentrator thermal storage system performance},
  author={I. E. A. Megahed and Moustafa M. Elsayed and Medhat El-Refaee},
  journal={W{\"a}rme - und Stoff{\"u}bertragung},
The fluidized bed performance is predicted when it is coupled to a solar parabolic concentrator. The prediction method uses the one dimensional fluidized bed model in connection to a solar concentrator-receiver model. An analytical study of the different design parameters such as the concentration ratio, concentrator aperture area and the size of the fluidized bed is presented. The results are then used to obtain a correlation between some performance and design parameters, which can be used to… CONTINUE READING