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dc.contributor.authorScapino, Luca
dc.contributor.authorZondag, Herbert A.
dc.contributor.authorVan Bael, Johan
dc.contributor.authorDiriken, Jan
dc.contributor.authorRindt, Camilo C. M.
dc.description.abstractSorption heat storage can potentially store thermal energy for long time periods with a higher energy density compared to conventional storage technologies. A performance comparison in terms of energy density and storage capacity costs of different sorption system concepts used for seasonal heat storage is carried out. The reference scenario for the analysis consisted of satisfying the yearly heating demand of a passive house. Three salt hydrates (MgCl2, Na2S, and SrBr2), one adsorbent (zeolite 13X) and one ideal composite based on CaCl2, are used as active materials in solid sorption systems. One liquid sorption system based on NaOH is also considered in this analysis. The focus is on open solid sorption systems, which are compared with closed sorption systems and with the liquid sorption system. The main results show that, for the assumed reactor layouts, the closed solid sorption systems are generally more expensive compared to open systems. The use of the ideal composite represented a good compromise between energy density and storage capacity costs, assuming a sufficient hydrothermal stability. The ideal liquid system resulted more affordable in terms of reactor and active material costs but less compact compared to the systems based on the pure adsorbent and certain salt hydrates. Among the main conclusions, this analysis shows that the costs for the investigated ideal systems based on sorption reactions, even considering only the active material and the reactor material costs, are relatively high compared to the acceptable storage capacity costs defined for different users. However, acceptable storage capacity costs reflect the present market condition, and they can sensibly increase or decrease in a relatively short period due to for e.g. the variation of fossil fuels prices. Therefore, in the upcoming future, systems like the ones investigated in this work can become more competitive in the energy sector.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project receives the support of the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund ERDF, Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the Province of Limburg. TU/e has received funding from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 657466 (INPATH-TES). The results of this study can contribute to the development of educational material within INPATH-TES.ca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2017, vol. 76, p. 1314-1331ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Luca Scapino et al., 2017ca_ES
dc.subjectSorption thermal energy storageca_ES
dc.subjectSolid sorptionca_ES
dc.subjectLiquid sorptionca_ES
dc.subjectEnergy efficiencyca_ES
dc.subjectSeasonal heat storageca_ES
dc.titleEnergy density and storage capacity cost comparison of conceptual solid and liquid sorption seasonal heat storage systems for low-temperature space heatingca_ES

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