US 10,889,501 B2
Solar thermal aerogel receiver and materials therefor
Gang Chen, Carlisle, MA (US); Evelyn N. Wang, Cambridge, MA (US); Svetlana Boriskina, Winchester, MA (US); Lee A. Weinstein, Somerville, MA (US); Sungwoo Yang, Chattanooga, TN (US); Bikramjit S. Bhatia, Cambridge, MA (US); Lin Zhao, Revere, MA (US); Elise M. Strobach, Clear Lake, WI (US); Thomas A. Cooper, Boston, MA (US); David M. Bierman, Cambridge, MA (US); Xiaopeng Huang, Mountain View, CA (US); and James Loomis, Valparaiso, FL (US)
Assigned to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (US)
Appl. No. 16/79,172
Filed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (US)
PCT Filed Feb. 24, 2017, PCT No. PCT/US2017/019415
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Aug. 23, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/147463, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 31, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/299,090, filed on Feb. 24, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0100439 A1, Apr. 4, 2019
Int. Cl. C01B 33/158 (2006.01); B01J 13/00 (2006.01); F24S 80/65 (2018.01); F24S 80/56 (2018.01); F24S 20/20 (2018.01); C04B 14/06 (2006.01); C01B 33/14 (2006.01); F24S 70/20 (2018.01); F24S 10/95 (2018.01); F24S 23/70 (2018.01)
CPC C01B 33/1585 (2013.01) [B01J 13/0091 (2013.01); C01B 33/14 (2013.01); C04B 14/064 (2013.01); F24S 10/95 (2018.05); F24S 20/20 (2018.05); F24S 23/70 (2018.05); F24S 70/20 (2018.05); F24S 80/56 (2018.05); F24S 80/65 (2018.05); C01P 2004/64 (2013.01); C01P 2006/16 (2013.01); C01P 2006/32 (2013.01); F24S 2023/872 (2018.05); Y02E 10/40 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A solar thermal aerogel receiver comprising:
an opaque frame defining an opening;
an aerogel layer disposed in the opaque frame, with at least a portion of the aerogel layer being disposed proximate the opening; and
a heat transfer fluid pipe in thermal contact with and proximate the aerogel layer.