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【学术报告】5月31日 北京化工大学“软物质”系列学术报告会

报告题目:Recent Developments in Concentrated Solar Power with a view of Large-Scale Applications

 

 

报告人:Dr. Ir. Daniel GAUTHIER

 

 

时间:2018年5月31号 星期四 2:00-3:00pm

 

 

地点:北京化工大学图书馆会议多功能厅

 

 

 

AbstractIn Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, mirrors (called heliostats) focus direct solar radiation onto special receivers, where it is collected by fluids heated up beyond 400°C. Heat is then converted into mechanical energy through a thermodynamic cycle and ultimately into electricity by an alternator. Solar thermal electricity from CSP was successfully operated for more than 25 years, and it is now entering a commercial ramp-up phase with several large scale projects > 50MW around the world. Current heat transfer fluids (HTF) impose limitations in their use between freezing point and thermal destruction. Recent studies focused on the use of fluidized particles as HTF, especially adapted to solar towers. Indeed, there is no risk of freezing, particles can be heated up to more than 700°C thus opening a way to new and more efficient thermodynamic cycles, and particles can be used as direct thermal energy storage. In the presentation, CSP technologies will be critically reviewed, and recent work focused on the use of fluidized particles as HTF will be presented.

 

Biography:

Daniel GAUTHIER is a chemical engineer, graduated from the University of Toulouse (France) in 1976. He obtained in 1978 his Master of Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara (USA) where he was thereafter active as teaching and research assistant.

In 1979, he joined the French CNRS (National Center fro Scientific Research) in the PROMES laboratory (Processes, Materials and Solar Energy) in Odeillo. He obtained his Doctor of Science degree from the University of Toulouse in 1992, and he became the Head of the Technical Division of PROMES in 2004. He retired from CNRS in 2017, but continued to asssist Prof. Jan Baeyens (BUCT and European Powder & Process Technology) as a consultant.

His main scientific and industrial activities address the applications of chemical engineering principles and technologies in concentrated solar energy technologies (especially solar-thermal treatment of carbonaceous materials and new thermal fluids), and in combustion and incineration with special emphasis on emission of harmful pollutants. All developed techniques involve gas-solid reactors and particularly gas-solid fluidization.

He published 80 peer-reviewed papers in international journals such as Solar Energy, ChERD, Chem. Eng. Sci., Applied Energy, Fuel, RSER, Energy, Comb. & Flame, RENE, Env. Sci. Tech., and other journals. He was moreover in charge of long-lasting collaborations with research centers from Argentina, Australia, China, Germany and Spain, and co-ordinated several multi-million European research projects. 

 

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