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Numerical Modelling of Concentrating Solar Thermochemical Processes: A Brief Review
  • Vincent Wheeler
Vincent Wheeler
Research School of Engineering, The Australian National University, Acton ACT 2601, Australia
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This article gives an overview of computational thermal transport studies for high-temperature solar thermochemical applications. Pertinent topics include direct numerical predictions of radiative properties of heterogeneous media, retrieval of radiative properties based on experimentally measured characteristics, and heat and mass transfer models---in particular radiative heat transfer---of solar reacting systems, from reactive media and their individual features to complete reactors. Challenges and opportunities for future research are identified.