Cleaning strategies for parabolic-trough solar-collector fields; guidelines for decisions

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This report is intended to assist the owner or operator of a parabolic trough solar collector system to decide on a cleaning strategy (equipment, materials, procedures, and schedules). The guidelines are based on information obtained in past research studies, as well as interviews with vendors and users of cleaning and water treatment equipment. The basic procedure recommended utilizes high pressure portable washing equipment. However, since the cleaning problem is so site-specific, no single, detailed approach can be specified. A systematic procedure for evaluating the particular requirements of a site is therefore given. This will allow the solar energy system operator ... continued below

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Bergeron, K.D. & Freese, J.M. June 1, 1981.

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This report is intended to assist the owner or operator of a parabolic trough solar collector system to decide on a cleaning strategy (equipment, materials, procedures, and schedules). The guidelines are based on information obtained in past research studies, as well as interviews with vendors and users of cleaning and water treatment equipment. The basic procedure recommended utilizes high pressure portable washing equipment. However, since the cleaning problem is so site-specific, no single, detailed approach can be specified. A systematic procedure for evaluating the particular requirements of a site is therefore given. This will allow the solar energy system operator to develop a cleaning strategy which is cost-effective because it is suited to local conditions.

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  • Report No.: SAND-81-0385
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/6376410 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6376410
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1211957

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Bergeron, K.D. & Freese, J.M. Cleaning strategies for parabolic-trough solar-collector fields; guidelines for decisions, report, June 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1211957/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.