Polymeric Materials for Solar Thermal Applications

Polymeric Materials for Solar Thermal Applications

Editor(s): Michael Köhl, Michaela Georgine Meir, Philippe Papillon, Gernot Michael Wallner, Sandrin Saile

Published Online: 27 FEB 2013 07:41AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527332465

Online ISBN: 9783527659609

DOI: 10.1002/9783527659609

About this Book

Bridging the gap between basic science and technological applications, this is the first book devoted to polymers for solar thermal applications. Clearly divided into three major parts, the contributions are written by experts on solar thermal applications and polymer scientists alike. The first part explains the fundamentals of solar thermal energy especially for representatives of the plastics industry and
researchers. Part two then goes on to provide introductory information on polymeric materials and processing for solar thermal experts. The third part combines both of these fields, discussing the potential of polymeric materials in solar thermal applications, as well as demands on durability, design and building integration. With its emphasis on applications, this monograph is relevant for researchers at universities and developers in commercial companies.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I

    1. Chapter 2

      Solar Thermal Market (pages 13–27)

      Karl-anders Weiß, Christoph Zauner, Jay Burch and Sandrin Saile

    2. Chapter 4

      Conventional Collectors, Heat Stores, and Coatings (pages 73–106)

      Stephan Fischer, Harald Drück, Stephan Bachmann, Elke Streicher, Jens Ullmann and Beate Traub

  2. Part II

    1. Chapter 7

      Plastics Market (pages 127–134)

      Katharina Resch and Prof. Dr. mont. Gernot M. Wallner

    2. Chapter 8

      Polymeric Materials (pages 135–149)

      Prof. Dr. mont. Gernot M. Wallner, Reinhold W. Lang and Karl Schnetzinger

  3. Part III

    1. Chapter 13

      State of the Art: Polymeric Materials in Solar Thermal Applications (pages 219–242)

      Dr. scient. Michaela Meir Meir, Fabian Ochs, Claudius Wilhelms and Prof. Dr. mont. Gernot Wallner

    2. Chapter 17

      Conceptual Design of Collectors (pages 287–299)

      Karl-anders Weiss, Steffen Jack, Axel Müller and John Rekstad

    3. Chapter 18

      Collectors and Heat Stores (pages 301–317)

      Stefan Brunold, Dr.-Ing. Philippe Papillon, Micha Plaschkes, John Rekstad and Claudius Wilhelms

    4. Chapter 19

      Durability Tests of Polymeric Components (pages 319–349)

      Stefan Brunold, Florian Ruesch, Roman Kunic, John Rekstad Michaela Meir and Claudius Wilhelms

    5. Chapter 21

      Obstacles for the Application of Current Standards (pages 359–370)

      Stephan Fischer, Christoph Zauner, Dr.-Ing. Philippe Papillon, Andreas Bohren, Stefan Brunold and Robert Hausner

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