• ASTRI Heliostat Cost Down Scoping Study – Final Report (2013, finalised for public release 12-Dec-2016)

    ANNUAL REPORTS

    ASTRI_Annual_Report_2015 – Reporting on ASTRI’s third year of research in concentrating solar thermal technologies for Australia

    ASTRI_Annual_Report_2014 – Reporting on ASTRI’s second year of research in concentrating solar thermal technologies for Australia

    ASTRI_Annual_Report-2013 – Reporting on ASTRI’s first year of research in concentrating solar thermal technologies for Australia

  • J001 Singh, R., Miller, S.A., Rowlands, A.S., Jacobs, P.A. “Dynamic characteristics of a direct-heated supercritical carbon-dioxide Brayton cycle in a solar thermal power plant” Energy 50 (2013) 194-204 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2012.11.029

    J002 Singh, R., Miller, S.A., Rowlands, A.S. “Effects of relative volume-ratios on dynamic performance of a direct-heated supercritical carbon-dioxide closed Brayton cycle in a solar-thermal power plant” Energy 55 (2013) 1025-1032 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2013.03.049

    J003 H.Gurgenci, Supercritical CO2 cycles offer experience curve opportunity to CST in remote area markets. Energy Procedia 49(0): 1157-1164, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.03.125

    J004 J. Coventry and J. Pye. Heliostat cost reduction – where to now? Energy Procedia 49(0): 60-70, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.03.007

    J005 Ming Liu, Martin Belusko, N.H. Steven Tay, Frank Bruno, Impact of the heat transfer fluid in a flat plate phase change thermal storage unit for concentrated solar tower plants, Solar Energy, Volume 101, March 2014, Pages 220-231, ISSN 0038-092X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2013.12.030

    J006 Suoying He, Zhiqiang Guan, Hal Gurgenci, Ingo Jahn, Yuanshen Lu, Abdullah M. Alkhedhair, Influence of ambient conditions and water flow on the performance of pre-cooled natural draft dry cooling towers, Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 66, Issues 1–2, May 2014, Pages 621-631, ISSN 1359-4311 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.02.070

    J007 Suoying He, Zhiqiang Guan, Hal Gurgenci, Kamel Hooman, Yuanshen Lu, Abdullah M. Alkhedhair, Experimental study of film media used for evaporative pre-cooling of air, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 87, November 2014, Pages 874-884, ISSN 0196-8904 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2014.07.084

    J008 M.H. Sadafi, I. Jahn, A.B. Stilgoe, K. Hooman, Theoretical and experimental studies on a solid containing water droplet, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 78, November 2014, Pages 25-33, ISSN 0017-9310 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.06.064

    J009 Lu, Y.S.,Gurgenci, H., Guan, Z., and He, S., The influence of windbreak wall orientation on the cooling performance of small natural draft dry cooling towers. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 79, December 2014, Pages 1059–1069 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.09.012

    J010 Suoying He, Zhiqiang Guan, Hal Gurgenci, Kamel Hooman, Yuanshen Lu, Abdullah M. Alkhedhair, Experimental study of the application of two trickle media for inlet air pre-cooling of natural draft dry cooling towers, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 89, 1 January 2015, Pages 644-654, ISSN 0196-8904 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2014.10.031

    J011 M.H. Sadafi, I. Jahn, A.B. Stilgoe, K. Hooman, A theoretical model with experimental verification for heat and mass transfer of saline water droplets, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 81, February 2015, Pages 1-9, ISSN 0017-9310 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.10.005

    J012 Abdullah Alkhedhair, Zhiqiang Guan, Ingo Jahn, Hal Gurgenci, Suoying He. Water Spray For Pre-Cooling Of Inlet Air For Natural Draft Dry Cooling Towers – Experimental Study. International Journal of Thermal Sciences http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.11.029

    J013 Jacob, R. and F. Bruno (2015) “Review on shell materials used in the encapsulation of phase change materials for high temperature thermal energy storage.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 48(0): 79-87 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.03.038

    J014 Liu, M., J. C. Gomez, C. S. Turchi, N. H. S. Tay, W. Saman and F. Bruno (2015) “Determination of thermo-physical properties and stability testing of high-temperature phase-change materials for CSP applications.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 139(0): 81-87 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2015.03.014

    J015 Sadafi, M. H., I. Jahn and K. Hooman (2015) “Cooling performance of solid containing water for spray assisted dry cooling towers.” Energy Conversion and Management 91(0): 158-167 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2014.12.005

    J016 J. Toster and D.A.Lewis (2015) “Investigation of Roughness Periodicity on The Hydrophobic Properties of Surfaces”, Aust J. Chem (special issue invited), 68, 1228-1232 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH15310

    J017 Kueh, K., Nathan, G.J., Saw, W. (2015) “Storage capacities required for a solar thermal plant to avoid unscheduled reductions in output” Solar Energy, 118, 209–221 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.04.040

    J018 J. Coventry, C. Andraka, J. Pye, M. Blanco, J. Fisher (2015) “A review of Sodium receiver technologies for central receiver solar power plants” Solar Energy, 122, 749–762 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.09.023

    J019 V. Grigoriev, M. Blanco, C. Corsi (2016) “Fourier sampling of sun path for applications in solar energy” American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, 1734, 020008 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4949032

    J020 Emes, M. J., M. Arjomandi and G. J. Nathan (2015) “Effect of heliostat design wind speed on the levelised cost of electricity from concentrating solar thermal power tower plants.” Solar Energy v115: 441-451 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.02.047

    J021 Guo, P., P. J. van Eyk, W. L. Saw, P. J. Ashman, G. J. Nathan and E. B. Stechel (2015) “Performance Assessment of Fischer–Tropsch Liquid Fuels Production by Solar Hybridized Dual Fluidized Bed Gasification of Lignite.” Energy Fuels, 29(4), 2738–2751 http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b00007

    J022 He, S., H. Gurgenci, Z. Guan, X. Huang and M. Lucas (2015) “A review of wetted media with potential application in the pre-cooling of natural draft dry cooling towers.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews v44: 407-422 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.12.037

    J023 Lu, Y., Z. Guan, H. Gurgenci, K. Hooman, S. He and D. Bharathan (2015) “Experimental study of crosswind effects on the performance of small cylindrical natural draft dry cooling towers.” Energy Conversion and Management 91: 238-248 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2014.12.018

    J024 P. Guo, W. Saw, P. J. van Eyk, P. J. Ashman, G. J. Nathan and E. B. Stechel (2015). “Fischer–Tropsch liquid fuel production by co-gasification of coal and biomass in a solar hybridized dual fluidized bed gasifier.” Energy Procedia v69, 1770–1779 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.147

    J025 W. Saw, A. Kaniyal, P. J. van Eyk, P. J. Ashman, G. J. Nathan and E. B. Stechel (2015). “Solar hybridized coal-to-liquids via gasification in Australia: techno-economic assessment.” Energy Procedia v69, 1819–1827 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.158

    J026 Liu M., Tay N.H.S., Belusko M., Bruno F. (2015) Investigation of Cascaded Shell and Tube Latent Heat Storage Systems for Solar Tower Power Plants, Energy Procedia, v69, pp 913-924, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.175

    J027 Belusko M, Tay N.H.S., Liu M., Bruno F. (2016) Effective tube-in-tank PCM thermal storage for CSP applications, Part 1: Impact of tube configuration on discharging effectiveness, Solar Energy, Available online 20 October 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.09.042

    J028 Belusko M, Tay N.H.S., Liu M., Bruno F. (2016) Effective tube-in-tank PCM thermal storage for CSP applications, Part 2: Parametric assessment and impact of latent fraction, Solar Energy, Available online 20 October 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.09.034

    J029 Liu, M., Tay, N.H.S., Bell, S., Belusko, M., Jacob, R., Will, G., Saman W., Bruno, F. (2016) Review on concentrating solar power plants and new developments in high temperature thermal energy storage technologies, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, v53, 1411–1432 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.09.026