Industrial waste materials and by-products as thermal energy storage (TES) materials: A review

Andrea Gutierrez, Laia Miró, Antoni Gil, Javier Rodríguez-Aseguinolaza, Camila Barreneche, Nicolas Calvet, Xavier Py, A. Inés Fernández, Mario Grágeda, Svetlana Ushak, Luisa F. Cabeza

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Abstract

A wide variety of potential materials for thermal energy storage (TES) have been identify depending on the implemented TES method, Sensible, latent or thermochemical. In order to improve the efficiency of TES systems more alternatives are continuously being sought. In this regard, this paper presents the review of low cost heat storage materials focused mainly in two objectives: on the one hand, the implementation of improved heat storage devices based on new appropriate materials and, on the other hand, the valorisation of waste industrial materials will have strong environmental, economic and societal benefits such as reducing the landfilled waste amounts, reducing the greenhouse emissions and others. Different industrial and municipal waste materials and by products have been considered as potential TES materials and have been characterized as such. Asbestos containing wastes, fly ashes, by-products from the salt industry and from the metal industry, wastes from recycling steel process and from copper refining process and dross from the aluminium industry, and municipal wastes (glass and nylon) have been considered. This work shows a great revalorization of wastes and by-product opportunity as TES materials, although more studies are needed to achieve industrial deployment of the idea.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationSolarPACES 2015
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
EditorsVikesh Rajpaul, Christoph Richter
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413863
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 May 2016
Event21st International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 13 Oct 201516 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1734
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2015
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period13/10/1516/10/15

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