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2019-05-12 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 21 page(s)

Skrylnyk Oleksandr , Courbon Emilie , Heymans Nicolas , Frère Marc , "Combined Solar Thermochemical Solid/Gas Energy Storage Process for Domestic Thermal Applications: Analysis of Global Performance" in Applied Sciences (MDPI)

  • Codes CREF : Thermodynamique et thermochimie [physique] (DI1328), Bibliographie (DI0120)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Thermodynamique, Physique mathématique (F506)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Energétique (Energie)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Thermal energy used below 100 °C for space heating/cooling and hot water preparation is responsible for a big amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector. The conjecture of thermal solar and thermochemical solid/gas energy storage processes renders the heat generation to become ecologically clean technology. However, until present, few pilot scale installations were developed and tested. The present work is devoted to the experimental study of global performance of a pilot scale thermochemical energy storage prototype. Two working modes, namely fixed packed bed and moving bed, were tested using 2.2 kg and 5.5 kg of composite material (silica gel impregnated with calcium chloride) under indoor atmospheric conditions. The global experimental efficiency of a 49l water tank charging process during 75 min was found as high as 0.8‒0.85. The energy storage density reached in the fixed bed mode by the material was 158 kWh/m³, while in the moving bed mode it was 2.5 times lower. The reasons for such a difference are discussed in depth in the text.

Identifiants :
  • DOI : 10.3390/app9091946

Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) Domestic heating
  • (Anglais) Calcium chloride
  • (Anglais) Composite
  • (Anglais) thermochemical
  • (Anglais) Energy storage