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Title: Hybrid compressed air/water energy storage system and method

Abstract

A hybrid compressed air/water energy storage system is described. The system includes a series of water containers and a plurality of inflatable bladders held within each container. An air compression facility is used to inflate the bladders upon which water is forced out of the containers to a water storage facility at a higher potential energy. The system includes a water powered turbine and an expansion turbine. Thus, the system can produce power from both the water powered turbine (e.g., as a component of a hydroelectric plant) and from the expansion turbine (e.g., as a component of a CAES plant). The system can be utilized in a subsurface land-based system or a submerged water-based system.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576304
Patent Number(s):
10,415,469
Application Number:
15/686,959
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Aug 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 13 HYDRO ENERGY

Citation Formats

Blount, Gerald C., and Gorensek, Maximilian B. Hybrid compressed air/water energy storage system and method. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Blount, Gerald C., & Gorensek, Maximilian B. Hybrid compressed air/water energy storage system and method. United States.
Blount, Gerald C., and Gorensek, Maximilian B. Tue . "Hybrid compressed air/water energy storage system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576304.
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author = {Blount, Gerald C. and Gorensek, Maximilian B.},
abstractNote = {A hybrid compressed air/water energy storage system is described. The system includes a series of water containers and a plurality of inflatable bladders held within each container. An air compression facility is used to inflate the bladders upon which water is forced out of the containers to a water storage facility at a higher potential energy. The system includes a water powered turbine and an expansion turbine. Thus, the system can produce power from both the water powered turbine (e.g., as a component of a hydroelectric plant) and from the expansion turbine (e.g., as a component of a CAES plant). The system can be utilized in a subsurface land-based system or a submerged water-based system.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1576304}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
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