Chapter 6

Thermochemical Energy Storage


In the scenario of increased primary energy consumption for satisfying the cooling/heating demand in dwellings, thermochemical energy storage appears to be a promising option to supplement the energy requirements of conventional cooling/heating systems. Thermochemical energy storage, unlike other forms of energy storage, works on the principle of reversible chemical reactions leading to the storage and release of heat energy. Chemically reactive materials or working pairs undergo endothermic and exothermic reactions for producing high heat storage capacity at the stated temperature and pressure conditions. The integration of long-term seasonal thermal storage methods with a thermochemical energy ...

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