Une nouvelle solution de LiCl modifiée pour le stockage d’énergie thermique par absorption triphasique et ses propriétés thermiques et physiques

Translated title of the contribution: A novel modified LiCl solution for three-phase absorption thermal energy storage and its thermal and physical properties

Yao Lin, Fu Xiao, Shengwei Wang

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Abstract

Absorption thermal energy storage (TES) is gaining increasing attention due to its large energy storage density (ESD), mobility and long-term thermal storage capability. Expanding the working concentration difference of a solution can significantly enhance its ESD; however, this may result in crystallization, influencing fluidity and blocking flow channels in a TES device. Furthermore, bulky crystals are difficult to dissolve during energy discharge. In this paper, a novel modified LiCl solution is proposed for three-phase absorption TES, which allows the growth of fine crystals and the formation of well suspended slurry. For the first time, two types of additives with competing mechanism are introduced into the solution: ethylene glycol as a crystallization inhibitor and SiO2 nanoparticles (SNPs) as a nucleating agent. Compared with traditional working fluids, the proposed solution has a larger ESD and good fluidity. The expanded concentration difference is determined by experiments on solubility and suspension. The optimal mass ratio of the LiCl solution, ethylene glycol and SiO2 nanoparticles are obtained considering both ESD and fluidity. Heat and cold storage density using this novel LiCl crystal slurry can be enhanced by 24.8% and 156.0% respectively. Measurements on thermal and physical properties including vapor pressure, density and viscosity are also carried out.

Translated title of the contributionA novel modified LiCl solution for three-phase absorption thermal energy storage and its thermal and physical properties
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)44-55
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Absorption thermal energy storage
  • Crystallization
  • Energy storage density
  • Ethylene glycol
  • SiO nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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