Sensible Thermal Energy Storage in Packed Bed for Industrial Solar Applications

Kocak B. , Paksoy H.

12th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry (ISES EuroSun), Rapperswil, İsviçre, 01 Ocak 2018, ss.1130-1136 identifier

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  • Doi Numarası: 10.18086/eurosun2018.13.06
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Rapperswil
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İsviçre
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1130-1136


This paper presents a study on development of sensible thermal energy storage in a laboratory scale packed bed for industrial solar applications. In the cylindrical storage tank with 0.30 m diameter and 0.90 m height, two different types of packing materials from waste materials are used. First one is produced from building demolition wastes, which are molded in different geometries. For the second one, hallow silane crosslinking of polyethylene (PEX-b) pipe, which are leftovers from pipe manufacturers are used. The system design includes cycles that simulates storage and recovery of heat controlled by temperature. In further studies the performance of the system will be tested at different operating conditions and life cycle assessment will be made. Inertiazing such waste materials are expected provide low-cost and sustainable sensible heat storage systems for industrial solar applications.