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Solar Energy Engineering by Soteris A. Kalogirou

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Chapter seven

Industrial Process Heat, Chemistry Applications, and Solar Dryers

7.1 Industrial Process Heat: General Design Considerations

Beyond the low-temperature applications, there are several potential fields of application for solar thermal energy at a medium and medium-high temperature level (80–240°C). The most important of them is heat production for industrial processes, which represents a significant amount of heat. For example, industrial heat demand constitutes about 15% of the overall demand of final energy requirements in the southern European countries. The present energy demand in the EU for medium and medium-high temperatures is estimated to be about 300 TWh/a (Schweiger et al., 2000).

From a number of studies on industrial ...

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