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Open Access Seasonal Solar Thermal Absorption Energy Storage Development

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This article describes a thermochemical seasonal storage with emphasis on the development of a reaction zone for an absorption/desorption unit. The heat and mass exchanges are modelled and the design of a suitable reaction zone is explained. A tube bundle concept is retained for the heat and mass exchangers and the units are manufactured and commissioned. Furthermore, experimental results of both absorption and desorption processes are presented and the exchanged power is compared to the results of the simulations.

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Keywords: ADSORPTION; DESORPTION; FALLING FILM TUBE BUNDLE; SEASONAL SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE; THERMOCHEMICAL HEAT STORAGE

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Institute for Solar Technology SPF, University for Applied Sciences-HSR Oberseestr. 10, CH-8640 Rapperswil, Switzerland. [email protected] 2: Institute for Solar Technology SPF, University for Applied Sciences-HSR Oberseestr. 10, CH-8640 Rapperswil, Switzerland 3: EMPA, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland 4: Kingspan Environmental Ltd, 180 Gilford Road, Portadown, Craigavon BT63 5LF, UK

Publication date: 01 December 2015

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