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Upcoming Ideas and Concepts

Odenthal, Christian (2017) Upcoming Ideas and Concepts. Reference Course on STE Technologies, 16. - 20. Okt. 2017, University of Seville, Seville (Spain).

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Abstract

This module gives an overview of upcoming ideas and concepts for thermal energy storage. After attending the module, the listener will be able to understand which shortcomings of current thermal energy storage technologies are there and what possible improvements are currently under research. The topic is divided into three main sections according to the underlying technologies. The first technology is sensible heat storage, which is based on storing heat by changing the temperature of a substance. The technology has the highest maturity and some concepts are already commercially available. Research focus lies on the optimization of costs; hence system simulations play an important role. Experiments have left lab scale and are mostly at pilot or demonstrational scale. The second technology is latent heat thermal energy storage, where the phase change enthalpy of matter is utilized to store heat. Research is still focusing on better understanding and simulating the phase change process in real systems as well as new concepts in general. The concept has also been demonstrated on a relevant scale. Finally, the third technology is thermochemical energy storage, where the heat of reaction is used for thermal energy storage. Research is still in lab scale here, with the aim of investigating several possible reaction systems and understanding the underlying chemistry. Some concepts have been proved in a kW-scale.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/117315/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Title:Upcoming Ideas and Concepts
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Odenthal, Christianchristian.odenthal (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0041-5751
Date:19 October 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Stage STE; Thermal Energy Storage; TES; phase Change; Molten Salt; TES;
Event Title:Reference Course on STE Technologies
Event Location:University of Seville, Seville (Spain)
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:16. - 20. Okt. 2017
Organizer:University of Seville
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures
HGF - Program Themes:Thermal Energy Storage
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SP - Energy Storage
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Thermochemical Processes (Storage)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Thermal Process Technology
Deposited By: Odenthal, Christian
Deposited On:21 Dec 2017 16:19
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:14

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