Metal hydrides for concentrating solar thermal power energy storage

Sheppard, D. A., Paskevicius, M., Humphries, T. D., Felderhoff, M., Capurso, G., Bellosta von Colbe, J., Dornheim, M., Klassen, T., Ward, P. A., Teprovich, J. A., Corgnale, C., Zidan, R., Grant, D. M. and Buckley, C. E. (2016) Metal hydrides for concentrating solar thermal power energy storage. Applied Physics A, 122 (4). 395/1-395/15. ISSN 1432-0630

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The development of alternative methods for thermal energy storage is important for improving the efficiency and decreasing the cost for Concentrating Solar-thermal Power (CSP). We focus on the underlying technology that allows metal hydrides to function as Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems and highlight the current state-of-the-art materials that can operate at temperatures as low as room-temperature and as high as 1100 oC. The potential of metal hydrides for thermal storage is explored while current knowledge gaps about hydride properties, such as hydride thermodynamics, intrinsic kinetics and cyclic stability, are identified. The engineering challenges associated with utilising metal hydrides for high-temperature thermal energy storage are also addressed.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 13:05
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:03

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