Special Issue "Materials for Thermochemical Energy Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2022) | Viewed by 2656
Interests: materials for energy; thermal energy storage; waste and solar heat storage; composite materials for energy storage; development of renewable heating and cooling solutions
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Nowadays, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a priority in the energy research field and the substitution of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources seems to be crucial. Nevertheless, the mismatching between the solar energy supply and the demand must be overcome using energy storage systems. The storage technology can be based on sensible, latent or thermochemical heat. Thermochemical energy storage (TCS) uses the reaction enthalpy of reversible chemical reactions and this technology offers higher advantages compared to the others. It provides much higher storage capacities per mass or volume compared to sensible or latent heat storage and can store the heat for infinite time without insulation, also permitting heat transport. In such a scenario, studies on thermochemical storage materials are the priority. The optimized material permits increasing the volumetric energy storage capacity and improving the performance of the storage system. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the best papers on the development, improvement and enhancement of materials for thermochemical storage.
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We are pleased to invite researchers in the fields of thermochemical storage systems to submit their research and review articles on the latest research advances in the sector and to contribute to this Special Issue. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the best papers on the development and enhancement of materials for thermochemical storage.
Dr. Vincenza Brancato
- thermochemical storage
- materials for thermochemical storage
- heat storage