Chapter 9

Liquid Air Energy Storage

Yulong Ding*
Lige Tong**
Peikuan Zhang**
Yongliang Li*
Jonathan Radcliffe*
Li Wang***    Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK**    School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science & Technology Beijing, Beijing, China

Abstract

Liquid air energy storage refers to a technology that uses liquefied air or nitrogen as a storage medium. The chapter first introduces the concept and development history of the technology and then follows it up with thermodynamic analyses. Applications of the technology are then discussed through integration under different scenarios particularly with gas turbine-based peaking plants, nuclear ...

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