Chapter 17

Thermochemical Energy Storage

Henner Kerskes    Research and Testing Centre for Solar Thermal Systems (TZS), Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering (ITW), University of Stuttgart, Germany


Thermochemical energy storage is a new technology which provides the advantage of high storage densities and minor thermal losses. This makes the technology attractive for low-temperature long-term storage as well as for high-temperature storage. The storage mechanisms range from physical adsorption to reversible chemical reactions and, therefore, a number of storage materials are available. New materials are under development to further improve the material properties with regard to storage quantity and heat transfer. In addition, ...

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