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Record 22 of 35880
High Density Thermal Energy Storage with Supercritical Fluids
External Online Source: hdl:2014/44935
Author and Affiliation:
Ganapathi, Gani B.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wirz, Richard(California Univ., Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Abstract: A novel approach to storing thermal energy with supercritical fluids is being investigated, which if successful, promises to transform the way thermal energy is captured and utilized. The use of supercritical fluids allows cost-affordable high-density storage with a combination of latent heat and sensible heat in the two-phase as well as the supercritical state. This technology will enhance penetration of several thermal power generation applications and high temperature water for commercial use if the overall cost of the technology can be demonstrated to be lower than the current state-of-the-art molten salt using sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate eutectic mixtures.
Publication Date: Jul 23, 2012
Document ID:
20150008716
(Acquired May 27, 2015)
Subject Category: FLUID MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number: ESFuelCell2012-91008
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 6th ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability; 23-26 Jul. 2012; San Diego, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Naperville, IL, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: DE-AR0000140; 5660021607
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Advanced Research Projects Agency; Washington, DC, United States
Southern California Gas Co.; Los Angeles, CA, United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: HEAT STORAGE; SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS; THERMAL ENERGY; COST ANALYSIS; COST EFFECTIVENESS; SOLAR RADIATION; ENERGY TRANSFER; LATENT HEAT; MOLTEN SALTS; PENETRATION; POTASSIUM NITRATES; SODIUM NITRATES
Other Descriptors: GREEN ENERGY
Availability Source: Other Sources
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