Economic efficiency of mobile latent heat storages

Deckert, Marco; Scholz, Rainer; Binder, Samir and Hornung, Andreas (2014). Economic efficiency of mobile latent heat storages. Energy Procedia, 46 , pp. 171-177.


In a pilot project an optimized mobile latent heat storage based on a system available on the market has been tested at Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology. Initially trials were conducted with the aim of optimizing the process of charging and discharging. A specifically constructed test rig at the incineration trials centre at the institute allowed charging and discharging procedures of the mobile latent heat storage with adjustable parameters. In addition an evaluation model was constructed to further optimize the heat exchanger systems. In conclusion the prototype of the mobile latent heat storage was tested in practical operation. The economic and technical feasibility of heat transportation was shown if not utilized waste heat is available.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: latent heat,mobile latent heat storage,phase change material,thermal energy storage,waste heat recovery,Energy(all)
Published Date: 2014



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