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Heats of water sorption studies on zeolite-MgSO4 composites as potential thermochemical heat storage materials

G. Whiting 1 D. Grondin 1 S. Bennici 1 A. Auroux 2
1 ENERGIE - ENERGIE
IRCELYON - Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon
2 EAU:ENERGIE+AAU
IRCELYON - Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon
Abstract : The use of magnesium sulphate as a means for long term heat storage, offers a compact, clean, and cheap way of storing solar energy during the summer season, and due to its high energy storage density, is a superior candidate for chemical heat storage. The impregnation of MgSO4 in a highly porous host provides a variety of enhancements, particularly offering a large absorption surface area available for MgSO4 and H2O molecules, Four series of wide pore zeolite composite materials containing varying quantities of MgSO4 (from 5 to 15 wt%) have been prepared and characterized. Heats of sorption/desorption cycles were recorded using thermogravimetry coupled to differential scanning calorimetry (TG-DSC). Zeolites Na-X, Mordenite and Y (Na and H) were selected, with the aim of impregnating the highest quantity of MgSO4, whilst achieving the highest heat release/store possible. Zeolites Na-Y and H-Y composites containing 15 wt% MgSO4 achieved the highest heats of hydration (1090 and 867 J g(-1) sample, respectively) compared to zeolite Na-X and Mordenite composites containing 15 wt% MgSO4 (731 and 507 J g(-1), respectively) and was attributed to the retention of the high surface area and pore volume of the host zeolite. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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G. Whiting, D. Grondin, S. Bennici, A. Auroux. Heats of water sorption studies on zeolite-MgSO4 composites as potential thermochemical heat storage materials. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Elsevier, 2013, 112, pp.112-119. ⟨10.1016/j.solmat.2013.01.020⟩. ⟨hal-00826356⟩

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