The development of tubular platinum-emitter reactor for a small-scale thermophotovoltaic power system

Yueh-Heng Li, Jing Ru Hong

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Abstract

This paper centers on the development of a micro-scale combustion-driven thermophotovoltaic (TPV) power generation system. The Micro-TPV system is a direct energy conversion device. It does not have any moving parts, and it converts the thermal power to electrical power directly. In this thesis, the first task is to design a combustor as an emitter for TPV power system. The characteristics of the combustor are to use catalyst tube with specific configuration and fuel/air mixture deployments to overcome the shortcomings of combustion instability and radical termination in a small-scale confined channel. Backward-facing step and perforated platinum tube are employed in a small-scale combustor to enhance flame stabilization and extend stable flammability. The stable operating range of the proposed tubular combustor is also verified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings
EditorsDavid Renne, Taebeom Seo, Manuel Romero
PublisherInternational Solar Energy Society
Pages389-395
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783981465952
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
EventInternational Solar Energy Society, ISES Solar World Congress 2015, SWC 2015 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Nov 82015 Nov 12

Publication series

NameISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings

Other

OtherInternational Solar Energy Society, ISES Solar World Congress 2015, SWC 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period15-11-0815-11-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Li, Y-H., & Hong, J. R. (2015). The development of tubular platinum-emitter reactor for a small-scale thermophotovoltaic power system. In D. Renne, T. Seo, & M. Romero (Eds.), ISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings (pp. 389-395). (ISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings). International Solar Energy Society. https://doi.org/10.18086/swc.20l5.05.13