Abstract:For the Parabolic trough collector (PTC) system, thermal boundary condition of the receiver (or heating section) is important for the thermal optimization. In this work, effects of thermal boundary on thermal performance of the two-phase loop thermosyphon (TPLT) natural circulation PTC system was investigated experimentally. Three kinds of thermal boundary heating conditions (upper and lower half, and whole circular heated) and two filling ratios (FR = 0.6, 1.2) were adopted in this paper. The results show tha… Show more
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