Simulations on design and system performance of building heating boosted by thermal energy storage (TES) with magnesium hydro carbonates/silica gel

Rickard Erlund, Ron Zevenhoven*

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In this paper, a simulations model of a seasonal thermal energy storage (TES) reactor integrated into a house heating system is presented. The water vapour chemisorbing reactor contains a composite material composed of silica gel and hydrated magnesium carbonate (nesquehonite, MgCO3·3H2O) that can be produced by a carbon capture and storage by mineralisation process. The performance of the TES to supply winter heat instead of electrical resistance heat is analysed. Dividing the reactor into a few units (connected in series) for better heat output and storage capacity as developed by the authors is compared to one unit or parallel unit solutions. The heating system components are an exhaust air heat pump, solar collectors and a heat recovery ventilation unit (HRV). The TES is used as heat source during colder periods, which implies improved efficiency and coefficient of performance (COP). Around 70% of electrical resistance heat, assisting an exhaust air heat pump during cold periods, can be substituted with heat from the TES according to the simulation model. Connecting three units in series will increase the usable storage capacity possibilities with by a 49% higher heat output.
OriginalspråkEngelska
Artikelnummer4520
Antal sidor14
TidskriftEnergies
Volym13
Utgåva17
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 1 sep 2020
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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