Applications and technological challenges for heat recovery, storage and utilisation with latent thermal energy storage

Li, Z., Lu, Y. , Huang, R., Chang, J., Yu, X., Jiang, R., Yu, X. and Paul Roskilly, A. (2021) Applications and technological challenges for heat recovery, storage and utilisation with latent thermal energy storage. Applied Energy, 283, 116277. (doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116277)

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Thermal energy storage (TES) technology is considered to have the greatest potential to balance the demand and supply overcoming the intermittency and fluctuation nature of real-world heat sources, making a more flexible, highly efficient and reliable thermal energy system. This article provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of latent thermal energy storage (LTES) technology with a particular focus on medium-high temperature phase change materials for heat recovery, storage and utilisation. This review aims to identify potential methods to design and optimise LTES heat exchangers for heat recovery and storage, bridging the knowledge gap between the present studies and future technological developments. The key focuses of current work can be described as follows: (1) Insight into moderate-high temperature phase change materials and thermal conductivity enhancement methods. (2) Various configurations of latent thermal energy storage heat exchangers and relevant heat transfer enhancement techniques (3) Applications of latent thermal energy storage heat exchangers with different thermal sources, including solar energy, industrial waste heat and engine waste heat, are discussed in detail.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research received support from the Royal Academy of Engineering through the Transforming Systems through Partnerships program (Grant No. TSP1098), the EPSRC grants through Centre for Energy Systems Integration (grant number EP/P001173/1), and Thermal Energy Challenge Network (grant number EP/P005667/1), the Newton Fund under the UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Scheme (Grant No. 201703780098), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant numbers 51976176, 51806189), China Science Foundation (grant numbers 2019T120514, 2018M640556), Zhejiang Province Science Foundation (Grant Number ZJ20180099) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (grant number 2020QNA4008). The corresponding authors also would like to thank the Cao Guang Biao High Tech Talent Fund from Zhejiang University supporting the collaboration.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lu, Dr Yiji
Authors: Li, Z., Lu, Y., Huang, R., Chang, J., Yu, X., Jiang, R., Yu, X., and Paul Roskilly, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Applied Energy
ISSN (Online):1872-9118
Published Online:09 December 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors.
First Published:First published in Applied Energy 283:116277
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence

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