Use of injection method in salinity gradient establishment

He Xu, Peter Golding, Andrew Swift

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Abstract

This paper examines the use of the injection method in salinity gradient establishment for solar ponds. The process of injecting brackish water to establish the salinity gradient through an addition and redistribution method is discussed quantitatively and a numerical algorithm for establishing any desired salinity profile in a solar pond is developed. The general procedure of the algorithm involves calculating the amount of salt necessary for creating a desired salinity profile, determining the initial surface height and pond depth, calculating the brackish water volume needed for the injection at each level, and deciding the injection flow rates and diffuser gaps. The procedure was applied successfully in July, 1991, in the gradient establishment at the El Paso solar pond.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication92 ASME JSES KSES Int Sol Energy Conf
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages673-680
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791807622
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 ASME-JSES-KSES International Solar Energy Conference Part 1 (of 2) - Maui, HI, USA
Duration: Apr 5 1992Apr 9 1992

Publication series

Name92 ASME JSES KSES Int Sol Energy Conf

Conference

Conference1992 ASME-JSES-KSES International Solar Energy Conference Part 1 (of 2)
CityMaui, HI, USA
Period04/5/9204/9/92

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    Xu, H., Golding, P., & Swift, A. (1992). Use of injection method in salinity gradient establishment. In 92 ASME JSES KSES Int Sol Energy Conf (pp. 673-680). (92 ASME JSES KSES Int Sol Energy Conf). Publ by ASME.