Use of concentrated solar thermal energy systems to enhance sea salt production in Southern Spain

Robert Borja Flagg Díaz, Susan W. Stewart, Jeffrey R.S. Brownson

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Abstract

This study describes a simulation analysis to asses increased productivity of salterns used for sea salt production by implementing a solar parabolic trough collector to accelerate the evaporation process. The proposed system is designed for Southern Spain, to be coupled with a heat exchanger submerged in the saltern's channel. A thermal-fluid analysis of the proposed system was modeled using Engineering Equation Solver (EES) to replicate the heat and mass transfer behavior of the system. Results provided through the simulation model show that the added heat increases the pond solution layer temperature, thereby increasing the evaporation rate and the sea salt production rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
Pages1074-1081
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 31 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: May 13 2012May 17 2012

Publication series

NameWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Volume2

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period5/13/125/17/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Díaz, R. B. F., Stewart, S. W., & Brownson, J. R. S. (2012). Use of concentrated solar thermal energy systems to enhance sea salt production in Southern Spain. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference (pp. 1074-1081). (World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen; Vol. 2).