Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology for Industrial applications by Prof. SB Kedare and Prof. A Modi

Location and Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2:00 pm, LT 104

 Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE) invites you to a joint seminar by United Nation Industrial development organisation (UNIDO) and DESE, IIT Bombay on the use of concentrating solar thermal technology for industrial heat applications. Industry uses about 32 % of the total energy consumption in India, and about 75 % of this energy is used in form of heat for processes up to 400 °C. Different thermal processes have different temperature and pressure requirements. In addition, various heat conducting media may be used, such as steam, hot water, and thermal oil.

The event has been organised under the MNRE-GEF-UNIDO project on “Promoting business models for increasing penetration and scaling up of solar energy” supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The event, which includes two guest lectures as follows, will give an overview of the solar thermal collectors and their configurations along with an overall perspective on the use of these systems for process heat and power applications. The lectures will be useful for researchers and academics following thermal and power engineering subjects.
14:00 – 15:30
Lecture 1 (Prof. SB Kedare): Concentrating solar collectors and their use for process heat applications; case studies on the deployment of indigenously developed ARUN Fresnelized paraboloid dish for process heat applications
15:30 – 15:45
Tea and snacks
15:45 – 17:00
Lecture 2 (Prof. A Modi): Concentrating solar power plants; configurations with various power cycles and thermal energy storage options; hybridization and polygeneration possibilities.