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The invention described herein is a Method and Process for the direct absorption of radiant solar-thermal energy by and within a radiant-heat absorbing fluid.

More specifically, however, it is a total system for the direct absorption of radiant solar-thermal energy and its conversion, for the purpose of generating useful mechanical or electrical power. Wherein within the scope of the total system, a radiant-heat absorbing fluidic compound is used which comprises minute particles of colloidal size, suspended within a transparent heat-transfer fluid, having a high boiling point and being circulated within a first highly light-transparent and a second highly light-reflecting wall.

Wherein that fluidic compound's optical density is such that incoming concentrated, radiant solar-thermal energy, after penetrating said light-transparent wall, will penetrate no more than one and three-quarters depth of said contained, circulating fluidic compound.

Title
Solar thermal-radiation, absorption and conversion system
Application Number
5/638927
Publication Number
4055948
Application Date
December 8, 1975
Publication Date
November 1, 1977
Inventor
Edmund J Kraus
14160 Redhill, Tustin, 92680
CA, US
Robert A Kraus
14160 Redhill, Tustin, 92680
CA, US
IPC
F24J 3/02
F03G 7/02
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