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Redox Kinetics and Transport Phenomena of Reticulated Porous.
Simon Ackermann
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)
Concentrating solar trough collectors based on air as heat transfer fluid for electricity generation and high-temperature process heat.
Philipp Good
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)
High-Temperature Thermochemical Storage Reactor Concepts and Their Integration into Concentrated Solar Power Plants.
Stefan Ströhle
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)
Solar-driven pyrometallurgical extraction of zinc via the carbothermal reduction of primary and secondary ZnO sources.
Nikolaos Tzouganatos
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)
The Reaction of Particulate Zn-ZnO Mixtures with CO2 and H2O for the Production of CO and H2.
David Weibel
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)


Tomography-based observation of heat and mass transfer in snow under advective conditions.
Pirmin P. Ebner
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2015)
Gas-particle suspensions as high-temperature heat transfer media for concentrated solar power applications.
Jan Marti
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2015)
On-sun demonstration and heat transfer analysis of a modular pressurized air solar receiver.
Peter Poživil
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2015)
Development of a temperature-vacuum swing process for CO2 capture from ambient air.
Jan A. Wurzbacher
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2015)


High-concentration solar trough collectors and their application to concentrating photovoltaics.
Thomas A. Cooper
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
Solar thermochemical CO₂ and H₂O splitting via ceria redox reactions.
Philipp Furler
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
Development of amine-functionalized adsorbent for carbon dioxide capture from atmospheric air.
Christoph Gebald
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
Heat transfer enhancement in a solar biomass gasifier.
Michael Krüsi
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
Optical and thermal modeling of parabolic trough concentrator systems.
Men Wirz
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
High-temperature thermal energy storage for concentrated solar power with air as heat transfer fluid.
Giw Zanganeh
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
Tomography-based characterization of porous media applied to snow, bone scaffolds and reticulated ceramics.
Emilie Zermatten
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)


Dynamic modeling and experimental demonstration of a 100-kWth solar thermochemical reactor for ZnO dissociation.
Willy Villasmil
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2013)


H₂O and CO₂ reduction by Zn and FeO for solar thermochemical fuel production.
Anastasia Stamatiou
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2012)
Thermoelectric conversion of concentrated solar radiation and geothermal energy.
Clemens Suter
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2012)


Optical and thermal analyses of an air-based solar trough concentrating system.
Roman Bader
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2011)
Development of a pressurized receiver for solar-driven gas turbines.
Illias Hischier
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2011)
Solar thermal cracking of natural gas-experimentation, modeling, and scale up.
Gilles Maag
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2011)


Experimental determination of spectral radiative heat transfer properties in participating media.
Patrick S. Coray
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2010)
Tomography-based determination of effective heat and mass transport properties of complex multi-phase media.
Sophia Haussener
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2010)
Solar driven steam gasification of carbonaceous feedstocks: chemistry, experimentation and dynamic reactor modeling.
Niolas Piatkowski
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2010)


H₂ production by the two-step water-splitting thermochemical cycle based on Zn/ZnO redox reactions.
Tom Melchior
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2009)
CO₂ capture from atmospheric air via solar driven carbonation-calcination cycles.
Viktoria von Zedtwitz-Nikulshyna
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2009)


Solar thermal dissociation of Zinc Oxide. Reaction Kinetics, Reactor Design, Experimentation, and Modeling.
Lothar O. Schunk
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2008)
Solar Gasification of Carbonaceous Materials. Reactor Design, Modeling, and Experimentation.
Andreas Z'Graggen
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2008)


Multi-scale analyses of reactive flow in porous media.
Jörg Petrasch
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2007)


Thermodynamic and kinetic analyses of the solar thermal gasification of petroleum coke.
Dominic Trommer
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2006)


Reaktor-Entwicklung für die solar thermische Produktion von Zink.
Reto Müller
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2005)
Heat and mass transfer in a shrinking packed bed of zinc oxide and charcoal undergoing solar carbothermal reduction.
Thomas Osinga
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2005)
Hydrogen production by solar thermal steam gasification of coal.
Peter von Zedtwitz
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2005)


Transient radiative heat transfer in chemically reacting media.
Wojciech Lipinski
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2004)


Hydrogen production by the solar thermal decomposition of natural gas using a vortex-flow solar reactor.
David Hirsch
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2003)
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