Particle tower technology applied to metallurgic plants and peak-time boosting of steam power plants
Amsbeck, L., Buck, R. and Prosin, T. (2016) Particle tower technology applied to metallurgic plants and peak-time boosting of steam power plants. In: SOLARPACES 2015: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, 13 - 16 October 2015, Cape Town, South Africa
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Using solar tower technology with ceramic particles as heat transfer and storage medium to preheat scrap for induction furnaces in foundries provides solar generated heat to save electricity. With such a system an unsubsidized payback time of only 4 years is achieved for a 70000t/a foundry in Brazil. The same system can be also used for heat treatment of metals. If electricity is used to heat inert atmospheres a favorable economic performance is also achievable for the particle system. The storage in a particle system enables solar boosting to be restricted to only peak times, enabling an interesting business case opportunity.
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