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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 18, Iss. S1 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: A100–A111

Thermochemical Production of Fuels with Concentrated Solar Energy

Aldo Steinfeld and Alan W. Weimer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue S1, pp. A100-A111 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.00A100


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Abstract

This review article develops some of the underlying science for converting concentrated solar energy into chemical fuels and presents examples of solar thermochemical processes and reactors.

© 2010 OSA

OCIS Codes
(000.1570) General : Chemistry
(000.6850) General : Thermodynamics

ToC Category:
Solar Concentrators

History
Original Manuscript: February 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2010
Published: April 26, 2010

Virtual Issues
Focus Issue: Solar Concentrators (2010) Optics Express

Citation
Aldo Steinfeld and Alan W. Weimer, "Thermochemical Production of Fuels with Concentrated Solar Energy," Opt. Express 18, A100-A111 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-S1-A100


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