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Title: Inverse latent heat thermal energy storage system, method for capturing and releasing latent heat

Abstract

The invention provides a method for storing and releasing heat having the steps of thermally contacting thermal transfer fluid to a mixture of foam and phase change material for a time sufficient for the material to change from a first phase to a second phase during a time when electricity rates are at a first price point; maintaining said material in the second phase until electricity rates are at a second point, wherein the second point is higher than the first price point; and thermally contacting the thermal transfer fluid to the composite in the second phase for a time sufficient for the material to change from the second phase to the first phase. The invention also provides an energy storage module having a mixture of phase change material and high surface area substrate

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1632431
Patent Number(s):
10533808
Application Number:
15/639,933
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28D - HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24F - AIR-CONDITIONING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 06/30/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Singh, Dileep, France, David M., and Yu, Wenhua. Inverse latent heat thermal energy storage system, method for capturing and releasing latent heat. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Singh, Dileep, France, David M., & Yu, Wenhua. Inverse latent heat thermal energy storage system, method for capturing and releasing latent heat. United States.
Singh, Dileep, France, David M., and Yu, Wenhua. Tue . "Inverse latent heat thermal energy storage system, method for capturing and releasing latent heat". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632431.
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