Robust, Spectrally Selective Ceramic Coatings for Recycled Solar Power Tubes

EPA Grant Number: X832541C010
Subproject: this is subproject number 010 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant X832541
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Center for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER)
Center Director: Earl, David A.
Title: Robust, Spectrally Selective Ceramic Coatings for Recycled Solar Power Tubes
Investigators: Carty, William , Edwards, Doreen
Institution: Alfred University
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2006) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Targeted Research

Objective:

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are the primary causes of acid rain. In the United States, approximately two-thirds of all SO2 and a quarter of all NOx result from the burning of fossil fuels to produce electrical power. The production of electricity using solar energy is an attractive (clean) alternative to burning fossil fuels. However, the cost of solar energy must be competitive with that produced by combustion processes for it to be widely used. The collector tubes used in current concentrating solar power (CSP) trough plants are prone to failure, which represents the single largest performance impact and operation and maintenance costs (Price and Kearney, 1999).

Supplemental Keywords:

spectrally-selective coatings, solar coatings, solar absorptivity, glass-ceramic composite coatings,

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    X832541    Center for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
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    X832541C003 The Fining Behavior of Selectively Batched Commercial Glasses
    X832541C004 The Use of Fly Ash in the Production of SiAlON based Structural Ceramics
    X832541C005 Separation and Purification of Hydrogen From Mixed Gas Streams Using Hollow Glass Microspheres
    X832541C006 Magnesium Rich Coatings for Corrosion Control of Reactive Metal Alloys
    X832541C008 Tunneled Titanate Photocatalysts for Environmental Remediation and Hydrogen Generation
    X832541C009 Material and Environmental Sustainability in Ceramic Processing
    X832541C010 Robust, Spectrally Selective Ceramic Coatings for Recycled Solar Power Tubes
    X832541C011 Recycling of Silicon-Wafers Production Wastes to SiAlON Based Ceramics with Improved Mechanical Properties
    X832541C012 Emissions Reduction of Commercial Glassmaking Using Selective Batching