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WP3.1 Compact chemical heat store

Prof. Eames (Loughborough University)

 
Rationale

 

Objectives

We will develop a proof of concept compact chemical thermal energy storage and delivery system with an energy density of at least five times that of a comparable water store able to deliver all of its heat at a temperature of 65˚C. The use of a reversible chemical reaction allows heat to be stored effectively for long periods of time with very little degradation and so, if space is available, heat storage to meet several days load will be possible.

Challenges

Challenges to be addressed relate to materials selection, reactor and system design, instantaneous operational effectiveness and long term system performance.