Deliverables


Designing a Thermal Storage Device - Flowchart
September 2013 - PDF 0.07MB
By: Task 42
Task 4224 - Designing a Thermal Storage Device - Flowchart
Designing a Thermal Storage Device - Flowchart
Development of Space Heating and Domestic Hot Water Systems with Compact Thermal Energy Storage
July 2013 - PDF 2.28MB
By: Jane H. Davidson, Josh Quinnell, Jay Burch, USA H.A. Zondag, Robert de Boer, Christian Finck, Ruud Cuypers, The Netherlands Luisa F. Cabeza, Spain Andreas Heinz, Dagmar Jahnig, Austria Simon Furbo, Denmark Florian Bertsch, Germany
Long-term, compact thermal energy storage (TES) is essential to the development of cost-effective solar and passive building-integrated space heating systems and may enhance the annual technical and economic performance of solar domestic hot water (DHW) systems. Systems should provide high energy storage density, charge and discharge temperatures that match the heat source used for charging and the intended load, adequate charge/discharge power, and employ storage materials that are stable over many cycles, non-toxic, environmentally safe. Moreover, these systems must compete effectively in the marketplace and therefore should provide an economic benefit compared to conventional heating and DHW systems, which have traditionally relied on sensible water storage.
Development of Space Heating and Domestic Hot Water Systems with Compact Thermal Energy Storage
Collection of experimental data on the behavior of TCM/PCM-materials to benchmark numerical codes
December 2012 - PDF 2.19MB
By: Paul Gantenbein & Camilo Rindt
The activities in this working group are aimed at developing and testing numerical models that help to understand and optimise the material behaviour and the dynamic behaviour of compact thermal energy storage systems and components based on Phase Change Materials (PCM’s) and Thermo Chemical Materials (TCM’s). Ultimately, these numerical models could help to find ways to optimise the materials in combination with the system components. The activities in this working group help to lay the foundation for such models.
Collection of experimental data on the behavior of TCM/PCM-materials to benchmark numerical codes
Modeling techniques of TCM/PCM-materials on micro-, meso- and macro scales
April 2011 - PDF 1.43MB
By: Paul Gantenbein & Camilo Rindt
In the Task 4224, a large group of thermal energy storage experts collaborated with the aim to further develop materials for compact thermal energy storage and systems for the integration of compact thermal energy storage in heating or cooling systems. The activities were performed from 2009 until the end of 2012 and were divided in working groups, according to the structure depicted here. The groups worked on a number of deliverables, that are condensed into reports.
Modeling techniques of TCM/PCM-materials on micro-, meso- and macro scales