Mg-Based Hydrogen Absorbing Materials for Thermal Energy Storage—A Review
AbstractUtilization of renewable energy such as solar, wind, and geothermal power, appears to be the most promising solution for the development of sustainable energy systems without using fossil fuels. Energy storage, especially to store the energy from fluctuating power is quite vital for smoothing out energy demands with peak/off-peak hour fluctuations. Thermal energy is a potential candidate to serve as an energy reserve. However, currently the development of thermal energy storage (TES) by traditional physical means is restricted by the relatively low energy density, high temperature demand, and the great thermal energy loss during long-period storage. Chemical heat storage is one of the most promising alternatives for TES due to its high energy density, low energy loss, flexible temperature range, and excellent storage duration. A comprehensive review on the development of different types of Mg-based materials for chemical heat storage is presented here and the classic and state-of-the-art technologies are summarized. Some related chemical principles, as well as heat storage properties, are discussed in the context. Finally, some dominant factors of chemical heat storage materials are concluded and the perspective is proposed for the development of next-generation chemical heat storage technologies. View Full-Text
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Li, B.; Li, J.; Shao, H.; He, L. Mg-Based Hydrogen Absorbing Materials for Thermal Energy Storage—A Review. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1375.
Li B, Li J, Shao H, He L. Mg-Based Hydrogen Absorbing Materials for Thermal Energy Storage—A Review. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(8):1375.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Bo; Li, Jianding; Shao, Huaiyu; He, Liqing. 2018. "Mg-Based Hydrogen Absorbing Materials for Thermal Energy Storage—A Review." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 8: 1375.
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