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Title: Gas hydrate cool storage system

The invention presented relates to the development of a process utilizing a gas hydrate as a cool storage medium for alleviating electric load demands during peak usage periods. Several objectives of the invention are mentioned concerning the formation of the gas hydrate as storage material in a thermal energy storage system within a heat pump cycle system. The gas hydrate was formed using a refrigerant in water and an example with R-12 refrigerant is included. (BCS)
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5697078
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COLD STORAGE; GAS HYDRATES; HEAT PUMPS; CLATHRATES; INVENTIONS; OFF-PEAK ENERGY STORAGE; REFRIGERANTS; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; WATER; ENERGY STORAGE; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; HYDRATES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; STORAGE; WORKING FLUIDS 250600* -- Energy Storage-- Thermal; 320100 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Buildings