Liner selection for the El Paso solar pond

Mary Clare Robbins, Andrew H.P. Swift

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Abstract

The El Paso Solar Pond recently experienced a complete failure of its XR-5 8130 (SP) liner. In its place a multi-layered clay and plastic-film liner will be installed. This paper will summarize the XR-5 8130 (SP) liner failure analysis and provide preliminary results from laboratory experiments on a clay and plastic-film liner to determine its suitability for use in the new 3350 square meter El Paso Solar Pond. Heat and moisture transport characteristics of the clay-plastic liner will be investigated. An effective thermal conductivity which includes the effect of vapor transport will be investigated experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages499-502
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 ASME/JSME/JSES International Solar Energy Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 27 1994Mar 30 1994

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1994 ASME/JSME/JSES International Solar Energy Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period03/27/9403/30/94

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    Robbins, M. C., & Swift, A. H. P. (1994). Liner selection for the El Paso solar pond. 499-502. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1994 ASME/JSME/JSES International Solar Energy Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, .