You need JavaScript to view this

Energetic optimization of a solar thermochemical energy storage system subject to real constraints

Journal Article:

Abstract

An approach to the optimization of a solar energy conversion system which involves treating the system as a series of subsystems, each having a single cost determining variable, is proposed. The application to an ammonia-based thermochemical system with direct work output is discussed and possible subsystems are identified. The subsystem consisting of the exothermic reactor has been studied in detail. For this subsystem, the ratio of available catalyst volume to thermal power level is held constant whilst the exergetic efficiency is maximized. Results are presented from a determination of optimized reaction paths using dynamic programming techniques. (author)
Authors:
Lovegrove, K [1] 
  1. Australian National Univ., Canberra (Australia). Energy Research Centre
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1993
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
GB-94-051445; EDB-94-087258
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Energy Research; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 17:9
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR THERMAL CONVERSION; OPTIMIZATION; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; THERMOCHEMICAL HEAT STORAGE; AMMONIA; DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING; EXERGY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; THERMODYNAMICS; CONVERSION; DATA; ENERGY; ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY STORAGE; EQUIPMENT; HEAT STORAGE; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN HYDRIDES; NUMERICAL DATA; PROGRAMMING; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; STORAGE; 142000* - Solar Energy- Heat Storage- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
7278255
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0363-907X; CODEN: IJERDN
Submitting Site:
GB
Size:
Pages: 831-845
Announcement Date:

Journal Article:

Citation Formats

Lovegrove, K. Energetic optimization of a solar thermochemical energy storage system subject to real constraints. United Kingdom: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lovegrove, K. Energetic optimization of a solar thermochemical energy storage system subject to real constraints. United Kingdom.
Lovegrove, K. 1993. "Energetic optimization of a solar thermochemical energy storage system subject to real constraints." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_7278255,
title = {Energetic optimization of a solar thermochemical energy storage system subject to real constraints}
author = {Lovegrove, K}
abstractNote = {An approach to the optimization of a solar energy conversion system which involves treating the system as a series of subsystems, each having a single cost determining variable, is proposed. The application to an ammonia-based thermochemical system with direct work output is discussed and possible subsystems are identified. The subsystem consisting of the exothermic reactor has been studied in detail. For this subsystem, the ratio of available catalyst volume to thermal power level is held constant whilst the exergetic efficiency is maximized. Results are presented from a determination of optimized reaction paths using dynamic programming techniques. (author)}
journal = {International Journal of Energy Research; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {17:9}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}