Powell, Adam Clayton
Increased reliance on renewable sources requires the implementation of efficient and cost effective energy storage solutions. An extensive meta-analysis is carried out in order to design a possible latent heat thermal energy storage device for meeting the energy storage needs of a university or similar sized institution requiring 1 MWh daily, with Worcester Polytechnic Institute used as the test case. Results show that the proposed thermal energy storage design using KNO3 is severely limited by poor energy conversion efficiency, and that it is not practical unless the dissipated heat can be also be used.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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