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Baffle separator for water-steam phase separation

A phase separator for the use in parabolic trough collector fields with direct steam generation was designed, constructed and tested under steam conditions. Baffles arranged inside the pressure vessel are responsible for separating droplets from the gas stream. Separated water is collected at the bottom of the vessel and can be extracted from the device through two pipes. Design rules are set up to dimensionally define the separator. In water-steam tests a very good phase separation of more than 95% was achieved over a wide range of operating conditions.

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DLR, Solar Research
Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
70569 Stuttgart
Germany
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