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AMTEC clusters for power generation in a concentrated solar power plant

A. Onea1 - N. Diez de los Rios Ramos1 - W. Hering1 - J. L. Palacios2 - R. Stieglitz1

1 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
2 University of Oldenburg, Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118, 26129 Oldenburg

The present study reports a first estimation of the number of Alkali-Metal Thermal-to-Electric Converter (AMTEC) cells required for an AMTEC-Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) hybrid power plant in the 100 MWth class envisaged in [3]. The materials for the electrodes are also discussed and the best candidates are identified. Furthermore, numerical results obtained for the structural analysis of an experimental AMTEC cell developed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are reported. Tables 3, Figs 2, Refs 29.

Magnetohydrodynamics 51, No. 3, 495-508, 2015 [PDF, 0.78 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X