Latent heat storage for solar energy systems: Transient simulation of refrigerant storage

Kaushik S.C. (1982) Latent heat storage for solar energy systems: Transient simulation of refrigerant storage. International Journal of Energy Research, 6 3: 253-269. doi:10.1002/er.4440060307


Author Kaushik S.C.
Title Latent heat storage for solar energy systems: Transient simulation of refrigerant storage
Journal name International Journal of Energy Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-114X
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/er.4440060307
Volume 6
Issue 3
Start page 253
End page 269
Total pages 17
Subject 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
2104 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
2103 Historical Studies
2102 Curatorial and Related Studies
Abstract This paper presents a brief review of the available latent heat storage systems for solar energy utilization. A new concept of latent heat storage of solar energy via the refrigerant‐absorbent mass storage in absorption cycle heat pump systems used for solar space heating/cooling has been proposed and assessed thermodynamically. A computer modelling and numerical simulation study shows that the concept of refrigerant storage is fundamentally sound, technically feasible and yields the following advantages over other storage methods: (i) the storage capacity per unit volume is high as the latent heat of vaporization of the refrigerant is high; (ii) the heat loss from the storage to the surroundings is minimum as the storage temperature is near the ambient; (iii) prolonged energy storage is possible with no degradation in system performance and hence suitable for combined solar heating and airconditioning. The effects of operating parameters on the energy storage concentration and storage efficiency have been studied in detail. Copyright
Keyword Energy storage
Latent heat energy storage
Solar energy
Q-Index Code C1
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