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Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability

Book Description

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability is a broad-based overview describing the state-of-the-art in latent, sensible, and thermo-chemical energy storage systems and their applications across industries. Beginning with a discussion of the efficiency and conservation advantages of balancing energy demand with production, the book goes on to describe current state-of-the art technologies. Not stopping with description, the authors also discuss design, modeling, and simulation of representative systems, and end with several case studies of systems in use.

  • Describes how thermal energy storage helps bridge the gap between energy demand and supply, particularly for intermittent power sources like solar, wind, and tidal systems
  • Provides tables, illustrations, and comparative case studies that show applications of TES systems across industries
  • Includes a chapter on the rapidly developing field of viable nanotechnology-based thermal energy storage systems

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Energy and Energy Management
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Introduction
    3. 1.2 Energy Resources, Energy Sources, and Energy Production
    4. 1.3 Global Energy Demand and Consumption
    5. 1.4 Need for the Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation, and Management
    6. 1.5 Concise Remarks
  8. Chapter 2: Energy Storage
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Significance of Energy Storage
    4. 2.3 Types of Energy Storage
    5. 2.4 Energy Storage by Mechanical Medium
    6. 2.5 Energy Storage by Chemical Medium
    7. 2.6 Energy Storage by Electrical Medium
    8. 2.7 Energy Storage by Magnetic Medium
    9. 2.8 Energy Storage by Hydrogen Medium
    10. 2.9 Energy Storage by Biological Medium
    11. 2.10 Thermal Energy Storage
    12. 2.11 Technical Evaluation and Comparison of Energy Storage Technologies
    13. 2.12 Concise Remarks
  9. Chapter 3: Thermal Energy Storage Technologies
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Thermal Energy Storage
    4. 3.3 Types of TES Technologies
    5. 3.4 Comparison of TES Technologies
    6. 3.5 Concise Remarks
  10. Chapter 4: Sensible Thermal Energy Storage
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 Sensible Heat Storage Materials
    4. 4.3 Selection of Materials and Methodology
    5. 4.4 Properties of Sensible Heat Storage Materials
    6. 4.5 STES Technologies
    7. 4.6 High Temperature Sensible Thermal Storage
    8. 4.7 Concise Remarks
  11. Chapter 5: Latent Thermal Energy Storage
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Physics of LTES
    4. 5.3 Types of LTES
    5. 5.4 Properties of Latent Heat Storage Materials
    6. 5.5 Encapsulation Techniques of LTES (PCM) Materials
    7. 5.6 Performance Assessment of LTES System in Buildings
    8. 5.7 Passive LTES Systems
    9. 5.8 Active LTES Systems
    10. 5.9 Merits and Limitations
    11. 5.10 Summary
  12. Chapter 6: Thermochemical Energy Storage
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 Phenomena of Thermochemical Energy Storage
    4. 6.3 Thermochemical Energy Storage Principles and Materials
    5. 6.4 Thermochemical Energy Storage Systems
    6. 6.5 Concise Remarks
  13. Chapter 7: Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Seasonal (Source) TES Technologies
    4. 7.3 Concise Remarks
  14. Chapter 8: Nanotechnology in Thermal Energy Storage
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Nanostructured Materials
    4. 8.3 Nanomaterials Embedded Latent Heat Storage Materials
    5. 8.4 Merits and Challenges
    6. 8.5 Concise Remarks
  15. Chapter 9: Sustainable Thermal Energy Storage
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Introduction
    3. 9.2 Sustainable Thermal Storage Systems
    4. 9.3 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Sustainability Prospects
    5. 9.4 Concise Remarks
  16. Chapter 10: Thermal Energy Storage Systems Design
    1. Abstract
    2. 10.1 Introduction
    3. 10.2 Sensible heat storage systems
    4. 10.3 Latent Heat Storage Systems
    5. 10.4 Design Examples
    6. 10.5 Concise Remarks
  17. Chapter 11: Review on the Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Energy Storage Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 11.1 Introduction
    3. 11.2 Analytical/Numerical Modeling and Simulation
    4. 11.3 Configurations-Based Model Collections
    5. 11.4 Modeling and Simulation Analysis
    6. 11.5 Concise Remarks
  18. Chapter 12: Assessment of Thermal Energy Storage Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 12.1 Introduction
    3. 12.2 Evaluation of Thermal Storage Properties
    4. 12.3 Energy and Exergy Concepts
    5. 12.4 Concise Remarks
  19. Chapter 13: Control and Optimization of Thermal Energy Storage Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 13.1 Introduction
    3. 13.2 Control Systems and Methodologies
    4. 13.3 Optimization of Thermal Storage Systems
    5. 13.4 Concise Remarks
  20. Chapter 14: Economic and Societal Prospects of Thermal Energy Storage Technologies
    1. Abstract
    2. 14.1 Introduction
    3. 14.2 Commissioning of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Systems
    4. 14.3 Cost Analysis and Economic Feasibility
    5. 14.4 Societal Implications of TES Systems
    6. 14.5 Concise Remarks
  21. Chapter 15: Applications of Thermal Energy Storage Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 15.1 Active and passive systems
    3. 15.2 Carbon-Free Thermal Storage Systems
    4. 15.3 Low Energy Building Design
    5. 15.4 Scope for futuristic developments
  22. Appendix I: Units and Conversions Factors
  23. Appendix II: Thermal Properties of Various Heat Storage Materials
  24. Appendix III: Rules of Thumb for Thermal Energy Storage Systems Design
    1. Sources
  25. Appendix IV: Parametric and Cost Comparison of Thermal Storage Technologies
  26. Appendix V: Summary of Thermal Energy Storage Systems Installation
  27. Abbreviations
  28. Glossary
  29. List of Specific Websites
  30. Index