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Numerical evaluation of multi-layered solid-PCM thermocline-like tanks as thermal energy storage systems for CSP applications

Author
Galione, P.A.; Perez, C.; Rodriguez, I.; Torras, S.; Rigola, J.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems 2014
Date of publication
2015
Presentation's date
2014-09
Book of congress proceedings
SolarPACES 2014: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems: proceedings, a "Energy Procedia", Vol. 69, May 2015
First page
832
Last page
841
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.099 Open in new window
Project funding
SIMULACION NUMERICA Y VALIDACION EXPERIMETNAL DE FENOMENOS DE CAMBIO DE FASE LIQUIDO-VAPOR
Thermal storage for concentrationg solar power plants
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610215004051 Open in new window
Abstract
The two-tank system is the technology used for thermal energy storage (TES) in current concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. Thermocline storage concept has been considered for more than a decade as a possible solution to reduce the high cost of the storage system in these plants. In previous works, multi-layered solid-PCM (MLSPCM) thermocline-like storage tank configurations has been introduced and studied, giving promising results for their use as thermal energy storage systems for CSP. In ...
Keywords
Concentrating solar power (CSP), Multi-layered solid-PCM (MLSPCM), Phase change materials (PCM), Thermal energy storage (TES)
Group of research
CTTC - Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center
TUAREG - Turbulence and Aerodynamics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Group

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