Development of hybrid cooling technologies for renewable (EGS & CSP) power plants

Dr. Zhiqiang Guan

Professor, The University of Queensland,
Brisbane, Australia

Talk Abstract

In this seminar, Professor Guan will introduce a novel cooling concept for Australian EGS and CSP applications; a solar enhanced natural draft dry cooling tower  to enhance the cooling capacity of natural draft dry cooling.  The talk will begin with an introduction of this cooling concept and its structure design. Following that CFD Models developed for predicting its cooling capacity and investigating its thermodynamic behaviour will be introduced. The talk will also cover the cost benefit of Solar enhanced natural draft cooling tower for enhanced the power plant performance, and the various aspects involved in its design.

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