Molten salt is used as a heat transfer fluid (HTF) and thermal energy storage (TES) in solar power plants.
Operators can take advantage of a new ternary mixture of molten salts based on Calcium-Potassium-Sodium-Nitrate introduced by Yara.
This low melting (131°C) ternary mixture of molten salts can be used both as a heat transfer fluid and thermal energy storage, for concentrated solar power plants.
It is also designed to be used in all other thermodynamic power units, where medium to high temperatures have to be transported and / or stored.
What makes Yara's solar power molten salt innovative is the third component: NitCal-KTM, a double salt of Calcium-and Potassium-Nitrate. Over a century of expertise in nitrates and nitrogen chemicals has enabled us to create a product that is:
This prilled NitCal-KTM is a step forward in the cost-effective production of electricity in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants, and has been developed to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX of solar power plants using CSP technology.
This ternary molten salt mix provides several technical improvements over binary salts. Used as an HTF and TES, it brings you:
Yara's next-generation molten salt technology offers both safety and cost benefits across the whole life cycle of solar thermal power plants.
At high temperatures, Yara’s ternary molten salt mix offers thermal performances that can be compared to those of binary salts.
Choose Yara’s ternary molten salt mix: discover the next generation of solar thermal power generation.
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