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  • Main Title Analysis of the mist lift process for mist flow open-cycle OTEC


  • Author: Davenport, R. L.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Solar Energy Research Institute
    Place of Publication: Golden, Colorado
    Additional Info: Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)


  • Creation: 1980-06-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Preliminary results are presented of a numerical analysis to study the open-cycle mist flow process for ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). Emphasis in the analysis is on the mass transfer and fluid mechanics of the steady-state mist flow. The analysis is based on two one-dimensional models of the mist lift process: a single-group model describes a mist composed of a single size of drops and a multigroup model considers a spectrum of drop sizes. The single-group model predicts that the lift achieved in the mist lift process will be sensitive to the inlet parameters. Under conditions that lead to maximum lift in the model for a single drop size, the multigroup model predicts significantly reduced performance. Because the growth of drops is important, sensitivity of the predicted performance of the mist lift to variations in the collision parameters has been studied.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 10


  • Keyword: Numerical Solution
  • Keyword: Lift Cycles
  • Keyword: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
  • Keyword: Droplets
  • Keyword: Mathematical Models
  • Keyword: Ocean Thermal Power Plants
  • Keyword: Mechanics
  • Keyword: Open-Cycle Systems
  • Keyword: Solar Power Plants
  • Keyword: Power Plants
  • Keyword: Fluid Mechanics
  • Keyword: Thermodynamic Cycles 140800* -- Solar Energy-- Ocean Energy Systems
  • Keyword: Energy Conversion
  • Keyword: Flow Models
  • Keyword: Particle Size
  • Keyword: Solar Energy Conversion
  • STI Subject Categories: 14 Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Mist-Lift Cycles
  • Keyword: Size
  • Keyword: One-Dimensional Calculations
  • Keyword: Conversion
  • Keyword: Particles
  • Keyword: Mass Transfer
  • Keyword: Performance


  • Conference: ASME winter annual meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 16 Nov 1980


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: SERI/TP-631-664
  • Report No.: CONF-801102-24
  • Grant Number: AC02-77CH00178
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5146200
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1059384


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.