Materials characterization of innovative composite materials for solar-driven thermochemical heat storage (THS) suitable for building application

Jarimi, Hasila and Devrim, Aydin and Zhang, Yanan and Ding, Yate and Ramadan, Omar and Chen, Xiangjie and Dodo, Auwal and Utlu, Zafer and Riffat, Saffa (2018) Materials characterization of innovative composite materials for solar-driven thermochemical heat storage (THS) suitable for building application. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 13 (1). pp. 30-42. ISSN 1748-1325

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Abstract

Thermochemical Heat Storage (THS) systems have recently attracted a lot of attention in research and development. One of the main parameters that influence the performance of a THS system is the thermochemical materials. This paper aims to investigate thermochemical materials which are suitable for both short-term and long-term building heat storage application driven by solar energy for an open system. Innovative composite materials using MgCl2-MgSO4, CaCl2-LiCl and MgSO4-CaCl2salts mixtures impregnated into vermiculite, and potassium formate (KCOOH) impregnated into silica gel will be presented in this study. Initial screening and characterization results of the composite THS materials based on the energy density using differential scanning calorimetry analysis, mass loss against temperature using thermogravimetric analysis, and moisture vapor adsorption isotherms testing are discussed. The characterization analysis suggest that the vermiculite with salts mixtures are promising candidates for thermochemical heat storage (THS) systems compared to composite materials with individual salts. Meanwhile the potential of KCOOH-silica gel as THS materials may be further investigated in the future. The performance of the materials may be further optimized in the future by changing the concentration ratio of the mixed salts.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctx017
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 08:57
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 09:15
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52028

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