COMPACT THERMOCHEMICAL STORAGE FOR RESIDENTIAL HEATING SYSTEM USING GREEN ELECTRICITY

Project Details

Description

To reduce CO2 emissions and take full advantage of cheap, green and renewable electricity, we will further develop SUNTHERM SmartHeat, an intelligent residential heating system, by developing a new heat battery based on thermochemical storage. SmartHeat is a new type of heating system targeted to replace oil furnaces. It integrates heat pump, heat battery and is controlled centrally by an intelligent cloud platform. The new type of heat battery we want to develop works with the absorption/desorption of ammonia from salts, giving heat storage density 40 times larger than water and 10 times larger than the best phase change materials (PCM). We want to develop a cost-effective heat battery optimized explicitly for decentralised heat storage in private homes which can be combined with heat pump outdoor unit. The objective is to design, build and test a prototype of a thermochemical heat battery.

Key findings

Optimal design for thermochemcial reactor and active material preparation.
Otpmial design and control of the full heat battery.

Layman's description

To reduce CO2 emissions and take full advantage of cheap, green and renewable electricity, we will further develop SUNTHERM SmartHeat, an intelligent residential heating system, by developing a new heat battery based on thermochemical storage. SmartHeat is a new type of heating system targeted to replace oil furnaces. It integrates heat pump, heat battery and is controlled centrally by an intelligent cloud platform. The new type of heat battery we want to develop works with the absorption/desorption of ammonia from salts, giving heat storage density 40 times larger than water and 10 times larger than the best phase change materials (PCM). We want to develop a cost-effective heat battery
optimized explicitly for decentralised heat storage in private homes which can be combined with heat pump outdoor unit.
The objective is to design, build and test a prototype of a thermochemical heat battery.
Short titleThermochemical Heat storage
AcronymCHEMSTORE
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/10/202031/03/2022

Keywords

  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Thermo chemical energy storage
  • Heat storages
  • Heat pumps
  • Heating and cooling