Characteristics of a solar pond brine reconcentration system

T. A. Newell, M. K. Smith, R. G. Cowie, J. M. Upper, G. L. Cler

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Abstract

An active brine reconcentration system has been incorporated into the design of the University of Illinois half-acre salt gradient solar pond facility. The system filters out substantial rainfall during the April through October period when surface water is being reconcentrated for reinjection into the solar pond storage zone. Experimental data are in good agreement with a numerical simulation model of the evaporation process. The film type evaporation process has a higher capacity per surface area than an evaporation pond which experiences no rainfall. The system can also be beneficial in dry locations in which precipitation falling on the evaporation surface can be directed to the solar pond for surface washing. An economic projection on salt recycling is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages419-424
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventSolar Engineering 1989 - Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual ASME Solar Energy Conference - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 2 1989Apr 5 1989

Other

OtherSolar Engineering 1989 - Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual ASME Solar Energy Conference
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period4/2/894/5/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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