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Posted by Morris Dovey on July 3, 2010, 3:57 pm
 

I've been asked to provide a parabolic trough for a research project
and, even though it's not a thermal application, I thought folks here
might be interested in seeing my part of the project unfold.

I've posted some preliminary sketches and a geometry explanation at

    http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/Fluidyne/Heat/V2/

and will add to the page(s) as the project proceeds. You're invited to
follow along and send comments, criticisms, etc since this will be very
much a learning experience for me.

--
Morris Dovey
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/



Posted by Josepi on July 4, 2010, 12:50 am
 
"not a thermal project"??

What else would you be collecting via concentrating?




I've been asked to provide a parabolic trough for a research project
and, even though it's not a thermal application, I thought folks here
might be interested in seeing my part of the project unfold.

I've posted some preliminary sketches and a geometry explanation at

    http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/Fluidyne/Heat/V2/

and will add to the page(s) as the project proceeds. You're invited to
follow along and send comments, criticisms, etc since this will be very
much a learning experience for me.

--
Morris Dovey
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/




Posted by Morris Dovey on July 4, 2010, 1:04 am
 On 7/3/2010 7:50 PM, Josepi wrote:

Photons! :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photodissociation

--
Morris Dovey
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/



Posted by Josepi on July 4, 2010, 3:00 am
 Really? What a concept! You must have a different sun than I do...LOL

Do you just want a bucket full or is there soem purpose for the photons?


Photons! :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photodissociation




On 7/3/2010 7:50 PM, Josepi wrote:

Morris Dovey
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/




Posted by Morris Dovey on July 4, 2010, 3:49 am
 On 7/3/2010 10:00 PM, Josepi wrote:


Unlikely, but possible... :)


I'm pretty sure the R&D folks would appreciate your whole bucket full -
could you pour 'em into half-pint bottles for shipment?

They're being used to drive a photochemical process. It's different from
heating, which would simply increase the energy level of the target
molecule. The object here is to break specific bonds in the target
molecule so as to produce different substances.

--
Morris Dovey
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/



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