Review of heat transfer research for solar thermochemical applications

W. Lipiński, J. H. Davidson, S. Haussener, J. F. Klausner, A. M. Mehdizadeh, J. Petrasch, A. Steinfeld, L. Venstrom

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This article reviews the progress, challenges and opportunities in heat transfer research as applied to high-temperature thermochemical systems that use high-flux solar irradiation as the source of process heat. Selected pertinent areas such as radiative spectroscopy and tomography-based heat and mass characterization of heterogeneous media, kinetics of high-temperature heterogeneous reactions, heat and mass transfer modeling of solar thermochemical systems, and thermal measurements in high-temperature systems are presented, with brief discussions of their methods and example results from selected applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021005
JournalJournal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 17 2013


  • Experimental
  • Heat transfer
  • Modeling
  • Reacting media
  • Solar reactor
  • Solar thermochemistry

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