Comparative environmental assessment of two materials suited to central tower CSP technology

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dc.contributor.author Mayo, C.
dc.contributor.author Batuecas Fernández, Esperanza
dc.contributor.author Díaz, R.
dc.contributor.author Pérez, F. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-04T09:55:01Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-04T09:55:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Solar Energy, (2018), v. 162, pp.: 178-186
dc.identifier.issn 0038-092X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34689
dc.description.abstract Compatibility of containment materials with molten salt thermal storage media is a significant technical challenge for Concentrating Solar Power plants. Metal alloys in contact with molten salt must have a specific behavior, mechanical properties and resistance to degradation processes that allow them to operate at temperatures above 500 °C, being both respectful to the environment. Firstly, this study presents two types of specific materials to operate at raised temperatures in Concentrating Solar Power plants, particularly the central tower technology. The materials are AISI 347H stainless steel and the Ni-based alloy HRSA INCONEL 617. Then, a Life Cycle Assessment shows the influence and contribution to different impact categories from the elements that compose both metals, demonstrating that materials that provide better mechanical properties could have environmental shortcomings. This paper aims to contribute to an improved understanding of the environmental implications of these materials and which is the best choice in terms of sustainability. The results showed better environmental behavior in the AISI 347H case against INCONEL 617.
dc.format.extent 10
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)
dc.subject.other Ni-Super Alloy
dc.subject.other Stainless steel
dc.subject.other Life cycle assessment (LCA)
dc.title Comparative environmental assessment of two materials suited to central tower CSP technology
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Materiales
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.01.036
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 178
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 186
dc.identifier.publicationtitle SOLAR ENERGY
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 162
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028030
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