Benchmarking study of demolition wastes with different waste materials as sensible thermal energy storage

Kocak B., Fernandez A., Paksoy H. Ö.

SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, vol.219, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 219
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.solmat.2020.110777
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Environment Index, Greenfile, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Thermal energy storage, Sensible thermal energy storage materials, Demolition wastes, Industrial by-products, Waste materials, CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER, BY-PRODUCT MATERIALS, THERMOCLINE STORAGE, CSP PLANT, HEAT-STORAGE, ROCK, COMPATIBILITY, STABILITY, SELECTION, SYSTEM
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Waste materials have a great potential as sustainable and cheap sensible thermal energy storage material (STESM). There are a number of previous studies on the use of wastes as STESM such as Cofalit, coal fly ash and electric arc furnace slags, by-products of the ilmenite mining industry and by-products of the potash production, municipal waste glass and by-products generated in steel industry. The aim of this study is to assess demolition wastes (DW) from urban regenerations in Turkey as a STESM and compare relevant properties with other waste and by-product storage materials. Results show that DW developed here has better or similar storage perfor-mance compared to other STESM from wastes. DW is found to be durable up to 750 degrees C and can be used for high temperature thermal energy storage applications in packed beds.