Design evaluation and improvements of a latent heat based thermal energy storage system
Conference contribution, 2016

There is a challenge to bridge the gap between energy supply and demand of renewable thermal energy sources in buildings. Latent heat storage systems (LHSS) based on phase change materials (PCMs) is one solution. While achieving high energy storage densities, the LHSS allows bridging the gap between supply and demand. In this study an industrial building has been retrofitted with a 340 kWhth modular PCM storage tank. The tank is coupled to solar thermal collectors which supplies heating. Our work aims to draw up a methodology to evaluate and improve the original design from material to system scales.

Phase Change Material

PCM

Salt Hydrates

Laboratory

Field Study

Design Criteria

Author

Pepe Tan

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Pär Johansson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Angela Sasic Kalagasidis

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Proceedings of the INNOSTORAGE conference, Beer Sheva, Israel

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Energy

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Energy Systems

Building Technologies

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Created

10/7/2017