Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Panchal CB, Kumm W, Pandolfini P, “Technical and economic analyses of producing hydrogen using Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC),” Proceedings of the AIChE Spring Meeting, Houston, 2007.

Rabas TJ, Panchal CB, and Stevens HC, “Integration and Optimization of the Gas Removal System for Hybrid-Cycle OTEC Plants,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 112, pp. 19, Feb. 1990.

Rabas TJ, Panchal CB, and Genens L, “Design and Cost of Near-Term OTEC Plants for the Production of Desalinated Water and Power,” ASME Publication – Solar Energy in the 1990’s, SED-Vol. 10, pp. 89, 1990.

Panchal CB, and Bell KJ, “Simultaneous Production of Desalinated Water and Power Using a Hybrid-Cycle OTEC Plant,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 109, pp. 156, May 1987.

Panchal CB, and Rabas TJ, “Open-Cycle Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Surface-Condenser Design Analysis and Computer Program,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/ESD/TM-15, May 1991.

Panchal CB, Stevens H, Genens L, Thomas A, Clark C, Sasscer D, Yaggee F, Darby J, Larsen-Basse J,  Liebert B, Berger L, Bhargava A, and Lee B, “OTEC Biofouling and Corrosion Study at the Natural Energy Laboratory,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/ESD-10, Oct. 1990.

Zangrando F, Bharathan D, Green H, Link H, Parsons B, Parsons J, and Pesaram A, Solar Energy Research Institute, and Panchal CB, Argonne National Laboratory, “Results of Scoping Tests for Open-Cycle OTEC Components Operating with Seawater,” Solar Energy Research Institute Report, SERI/TP-253-3561, Sep. 1990.

Panchal CB, and France DM, “Performance Tests of the Spirally Fluted Tube Heat Exchanger for Industrial Cogeneration Application,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/CNSV-59, March 1986.

Panchal CB, Larsen-Basse J, Berger L, Berger J, Little B, Stevens H, Darby J, Genens L, and Hillis D, “OTEC Biofouling-Control and Corrosion-Protection Study at the Seacoast Test Facility: 1981-1983,” Argonne National Laboratory Report,ANL/OTEC-TM-5, July 1985.

Panchal CB and Hillis DL, “OTEC Performance Tests of the Alfa-Laval Plate Frame Heat Exchanger,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/OTEC-PS-13, Feb. 1985.

Stevens HC, Genens L, and Panchal CB, “Conceptual Design of a 10 MWe Shore-Based OTEC Plant,” ASME Winter Annual Meeting, ASME Paper 84-WA/Sol-31, 1984.

Panchal CB, and Bell KJ, “Theoretical Analysis of Condensation in the Presence of Noncondensable Gases as Applied to Open Cycle OTEC Condensers,” ASME Winter Annual Meeting, ASME Paper 84-WA/Sol-27, 1984.

Hillis DL, Sather N, Panchal CB, Stevens H, Hull J, and Thomas A, “A Study of Small Scale Solar Pond/OTEC (SPOTEC) Power Systems,” ASES Annual Conf., Minneapolis, Minn., 1983.

Niemann RF, Davis F, Genens L, Hillis DL, Panchal CB, Sather N, Stevens H, and Thomas A, “OTEC Plants for Today’s Island Market,” 17th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conf. (IECEC), Los Angeles, 1982.

Seren L, Panchal CB, and Rote D, “Study of Accuracy and Stability of Temperature Sensors for Low Temperature and Measurement Applications,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/OTEC-PS-12, May 1982.

Lorenz JJ, Yung DT, Panchal CB, and Layton G, “An Assessment of Heat Transfer Correlation for Turbulent Flow of Water at Prandtl Numbers of 6.0 and 11.6,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/OTEC-PS-11, April, 1982.

Panchal CB, Hillis DL, Seren L, Lorenz JJ, Yung DT, Thomas A, and Sather N, “Heat Exchanger Tests Argonne National Laboratory,” 8th Ocean Energy Conf., Washington, D. C., IIB/1, 1981.

Lorenz JJ, Yung DT, Howard PA, and Panchal CB, “OTEC-1 Heat Exchanger Test Results,” 8th Ocean Energy Conf., Washington, D. C., VIIA3-1, 1981.

Lorenz JJ, Yung DT, Howard PA, Panchal CB, and Poucher FW, “OTEC-1 Power System Test Program: Performance of One-Megawatt Heat Exchangers,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/OTEC-PS-10, Nov. 1981.

Yung DT, Lorenz JJ, Hillis DL, and Panchal CB, “OTEC Performance Tests of the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory Folded-Tube Heat Exchanger, Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/OTEC-PS-9, Aug. 1981.

Panchal CB, Lorenz JJ, and Hillis DL, “The Effects of Ammonia Contamination by Water on OTEC Power System Performance,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/OTEC-PS-8, Aug. 1981.

Kuzay T, Panchal CB, and Gavin AP, “A Special Heat Transfer Monitor (HTM) for the Trane Company OTEC Heat Exchanger,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/OTEC-BCM-016, Feb. 1981.

Panchal CB, Hillis DL, Lorenz JJ, and Yung DT,” OTEC Performance Tests of the Trane Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger,” Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/OTEC-PS-8, April, 1981.

Thomas A, Hillis DL, Panchal CB, Lorenz JJ, Yung DT, and Sather N, “Experimental Tests of 1 MWt OTEC Heat Exchangers at Argonne National Laboratory,” 7th Ocean Energy Conf., Washington, D. C., IIIB/1, 1980.

Panchal CB, Lorenz JJ, and Hillis DL, “The Effects of Contamination of Ammonia by Water on the Performance of OTEC Plants,” 7th Ocean Energy Conf., Washington, D. C., IIB/5, 1980.