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Sorption heat storage 12.4.2017

Sorptive heat storage using activated carbon

Activated carbon can be produced from a large variety of carbonaceous source materials. Different methods have also been established for the process steps of carbonization and activation for use in commercial applications. In the project HyAcitv researchers optimize activated carbons and in a further step, molded articles are produced for use in open sorption systems. The application of these moldings is demonstrated in a laboratory storage system. .

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Thermal Storage | BMWi
Latent heat storage 18.1.2017

Increasing efficiency of power plants and electric arc steelworks

How can energy efficiency in industry and thermal power

plants be increased by using thermal energy storages? Researchers are studying

the integration of thermal storage in different industrial and CHP processes.

The focus is on high temperature storages with a storage temperature above 200

°C. A highlight of the project TESIN is the development, design, build,

commissioning and operation of a latent heat storage unit in the operating CHP

plant in Wellesweiler, Saarland of STEAG New Energies. ... more


Thermal Storage | BMWi
Latent heat storage 12.4.2017

Pourable PCM for high temperatures

Dresden researchers develop small pourable and pumpable heat storage capsules for the temperature range from 130 to 350 ° C. The hollow spheres are made from metal alloys. Depending on the application, the diameters vary from 2 to 6 mm. The capsules contain salt mixtures for latent heat storage. ... more


Thermal Storage | BMBF
Thermochemical storage 21.4.2016

Metal hydrides store faster with graphite

Many metal alloys can reversibly bind large amounts of hydrogen, forming metal hydrides. The chemical reaction releases large amounts of heat. Metal hydrides are therefore suitable not only for hydrogen storage but also as thermochemical heat storage. Metal hydride storages achieve extremely high charging and discharging performances by a combination of metal hydrides with thermally conductive graphite in a composite material. ... more


Thermal Storage | BMWi
Chemical heat storage 12.4.2017

More efficiency through bulk movement

Chemical heat storage with Calziumoxid is being tested by Scientists of the DLR in the project BERTI. As a special feature, the laboratory unit of Stuttgart researchers has a wandering reaction bed. As a result the heat capacity of the storage and its heat output can be designed independently of one another. ... more


Thermal Storage | BMWi
Latent heat storage with super insulation 1.8.2016

How to store heat for weeks

Scientists are developed solar cylinders, which can store solar heat for weeks. For this purpose they combineed a patented latent heat storage material with super insulation. Compared to equally sized conventional water storages, the solar cylinders have three times the storage capacity and have only one tenth of the heat losses. ... more


Thermal Storage | BMWi
High temperature storage 12.4.2017

Sorption heat storage for the industry

In MoGeSoWa researchers developed an efficient, cost-effective modular heat storage. The aim was, to increase the energy efficiency of combined heat and power plants. ... more


Thermal Storage | BMBF
Materials and components 15.3.2017

Increasing the energy density of thermal storages

Scientists optimise materials and components for soprtion-based thermal energy storages of high energy density. Sorption reservoirs for buildings currently achieve an energy density of about 130 kWh / m³. In the project MAKSORE the researchers want to achieve an effective usable volumetric energy density of at least 180 kWh / m³. ... more


Thermal Storage | BMWi
Large-scale hot water storage tanks 12.4.2017

Segmental design reduces costs of storage tanks

Large-scale hot water storage tanks have proved to be reliable and efficient heat storage for cogeneration as well as for solar thermal plants and industrial processes. As part of the research project OBSERW, scientists try to reduce the construction costs of such storage tanks. To accomplish this goal they develop a segmental design for aboveground storage tanks from 500 to 8.000 m³ volumetric capacity. ... more


Overarching Themes

Overarching Themes | BMBF
Crystal physics 2.5.2016

Future concepts for electrochemical energy storage

The project CryPhysConcept aims to the development of future concepts for electrochemical energy storage and its implementation and introduction to the market. The main efforts of the joint project are employing modern methods of crystallography, crystal chemistry and methods for crystal structure and physical properties prediction, and the preparation and analysis. ... more


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