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dc.contributor.authorBoquera, Laura
dc.contributor.authorCastro Chicot, José Ramón
dc.contributor.authorPisello, Anna Laura
dc.contributor.authorCabeza, Luisa F.
dc.description.abstractA landmark review of concrete as thermal energy storage material is presented through a bibliometric analysis approach. This study shows influential literature and the current relevant research directions. Geographical source and the identification of the significant publications enable determining the leading authors and research groups of the topic. The methodology is based on an accurately defined query, composed of remarkable keywords for the study. Two queries are set out, the first one from a holistic point of view of the topic, while the second one has a special consideration on concrete as TES under high-temperature conditions. Most part of the literature research pays attention to concrete applications in buildings, while other applications such as solar energy are in the rear face. Throughout the years, great interest in latent heat storage technology is observed using phase change material (PCM), implementing them in concrete mixtures or in other formats integrated into a building component. Despite the fact that the area of research is currently in prominent development, some literature gaps and new research directions are identified. Concepts such as climate change mitigation, concrete components, maintenance, are possible in-progress initiatives which need to be further studied.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was partially funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades de España (RTI2018–093849-B-C31 - MCIU/AEI/FEDER, UE) and by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades - Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) (RED2018–102431-T). The authors at the University of Lleida would like to thank the Catalan Government for the quality accreditation given to their research group (2017 SGR 1537). GREiA is certified agent TECNIO in the category of technology developers from the Government of Catalonia. This work is partially supported by ICREA under the ICREA Academia program. A.L. Pisello thanks the Italian project SOS-CITTA’ supported by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia under grant agreement No. 2018.0499.026.
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dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Energy Storage, 2021, vol. 38, p. 102562-1-102562-18
dc.rightscc-by (c) Laura Boquera et al., 2021
dc.subjectThermal energy storage
dc.subjectSolar energy
dc.subjectBibliometric analysis
dc.subjectResearch trends
dc.titleResearch progress and trends on the use of concrete as thermal energy storage material through bibliometric analysis

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