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Special Issue "Carnot Battery Technologies"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "D2: Electrochem: Batteries, Fuel Cells, Capacitors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2022) | Viewed by 593

Special Issue Editors

1. George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
2. Intel Corporation, 5000 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA
Interests: energy; solar thermal; high-temperature thermal engineering; thermoelectrochemical energy systems
Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: solar fuel generation; high-temperature thermochemical energy storage; electrochemical heat engines; carbon capture; energy-water nexus and micro combined heat and power systems for residential and commercial applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy storage is a vital part of power systems. IEA World Energy Outlook 2020 recently reported that 90% of global energy storage capacity is provided by pumped hydropower facilities, which are geographically limited. Current research and development efforts are focusing on batteries, however, thermal storage and a variety of other technologies that are much less expensive than electric batteries are getting more attention. One of the technologies that is being highlighted in this special issue is Carnot battery which stores electrical energy in the form of thermal energy using resistive heater or heat pump. This system can be integrated with renewable sources, such as wind and solar. The stored thermal energy can be used for electricity generation by using heat engine or it can directly provide process heat/cold for industrial processes. This special issue inquires the submission of articles that will showcase the advancement of the state-of-the-art Carnot batteries. Its topics and aims are intentionally kept broad to gather new solutions and ideas to meet technoeconomic requirements for large-scale electricity storage demand, but also to underscore technical, economic, and social challenges surrounding these technologies. Submissions are encouraged but are not limited to the following general areas:

  • Novel concepts and designs of Carnot batteries
  • Innovative solutions for the improvement of the existing Carnot batteries
  • Integration of renewable-based electricity to Carnot batteries
  • Techno-economic studies on large-scale and cost-efficient Carnot batteries
  • Energy and exergy efficiency analysis of Carnot batteries
  • Transient thermal performance of the heat engine and/or heat pump cycle
  • Carnot batteries based trigeneration (electricity, heat, and cold) systems

Dr. Andrey Gunawan
Prof. Dr. Abhishek Singh
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Arabkoohsar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • thermal energy storage
  • large-scale electricity storage
  • renewable electricity
  • modeling and optimizations

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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