Solar thermochemical energy storage

Joanna Julien, Jeremy Grunewald, Kelvin Randhir, Nathan Rhodes, Conrad Cole, Nick AuYeung, Like Li, Renwei Mei, David Hahn

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Abstract

Thermochemical energy storage is the next step in creating a self-sustaining society because it allows for energy supply to meet the electricity demand. Chemical bonds provide much higher storage capacities than the conventional energy storage methods; renewable storage schemes with greater energy storage density will potentially have a faster path to economic viability. A potential thermochemical storage cycle lies in the carbonation/decomposition of SrO/SrC03. It offers the prospect of capturing thermal energy and releasing it at temperatures above 1200°C. One of the fundamental aspects of the project depends on the amount of surface area of the physical structure. To obtain an optimal amount of surface area, the current project involves creating a matrix through the mixing of heat treated SrO and decomposition of sacrificial carbon. The temperatures at which the SrO is being heat treated varied along with the size of the particles being used; also the ratio and size of the carbon particles are being varied to find the optimal structure with the most surface area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudent Poster Sessions 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting
PublisherAIChE
Pages437
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781510812734
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventStudent Poster Sessions 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2014Nov 21 2014

Publication series

NameStudent Poster Sessions 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting

Conference

ConferenceStudent Poster Sessions 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period11/16/1411/21/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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