Studies on high temperature heat transfer fluid for concentrated solar thermal power systems

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Editor's Name 
Dr. Peiwen (Perry) Li 
Associate Professor 
Director of Energy and Fuel Cell Laboratory 
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 
The University of Arizona 
Tucson, AZ 85721, USA 
Tel: 1-520-626-7789 
Fax: 1-520-621-8191 

Manuscript Topics
Scope: In concentrated solar thermal systems the heat in high temperature from solar concentration devices must be carried away by a circulating heat transfer fluid for utilization either in power systems or for thermal storage. It is therefore required that the heat transfer fluid can work in a wide temperature range (from a low freezing to a high boiling point), being compatible and less corrosive to the pipes and thermal storage containers, having a low cost, and possessing favorable thermal and transport properties, such like, low viscosities, high thermal conductivities, large heat capacities, and low vapor pressures. To better serve researchers in the community working on high temperature heat transfer fluids for concentrated solar thermal power, we would like to publish a special issue. Topics of the following, related to all aspects regarding to the development of a heat transfer fluid, are welcome for submission.

• Analysis of high order mixture phase diagrams and search of eutectic compositions.
• Study of thermal and transport properties of mixture fluids (liquid or gas) at high temperatures.
• Engineering of thermal and transport properties by using additives in liquids or gases of high temperature.
• Methods for measurement of properties of the heat transfer fluid at high temperatures.
• Corrosion issues of high temperature heat transfer fluids to metal materials.
• Valves, pumps, and devices for high temperature heat transfer fluids application.

Paper submission
 All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
Submission due date: 15 February 2014.
Publication time: 20 April 2014.
Review decision is to be announced:15 March 2014.

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