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Heat and Mass Transfer in Thermal Energy Storage

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Guest Editors

Xiaoqin Sun, Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Changsha University of Science and Technology, China
Xiaoqin Sun is a professor at the School of Energy and Power Engineering at Changsha University of Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning from Hunan University in 2014. From 2012-2013 and 2017-2019, she worked as a researcher at University of Kansas, Kansas, USA. She works on phase change energy storage technology and its application in buildings. She won the second prize of Hunan Science and Technology Progress Award, Hunan Youth Science and Technology Award, et al. She is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), a member of International Association of Building Physics (IABP), a director of Hunan Power Engineering Society and a director of Hunan Young Scientists and Technologists Association.

Xiaohu Yang, Professor, School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Xiaohu Yang is a professor at the School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University. He received his Ph.D. in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2015. From 2015 to now, he is working at the School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University. From 2016-2017, he worked as a postdoctor at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the thermal energy storage technology including development of phase change materials, enhancement of phase change heat transfer, applications of heat storage technology. He is a member of International Society of Porous Media, a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and also serves as Associate editors and editorial board members of many well-known international journals.

Summary

Energy and environmental problems are becoming more and more prominent. The request for massive application of renewable energy has become one of the major concerns of the whole world. However, renewable energy is intermittent. Combining an energy storage system is especially important to balance the mismatch between energy supply and demand. Thermal energy storage allows for the storage of excess thermal energy for later use. By storing this energy, the gap between energy supply and demand can be balanced. Thermal energy can be stored in the form of sensible heat, latent heat and thermochemical. With the thermal energy storage, the peak demand can be reduced, CO2 emission can be reduced by including more renewable energy, the overall energy efficiency can be increased, et al.

 

Therefore, development of thermal energy storage system is an indivisible solution for the application of renewable energy. This Special Issue aims to report and disseminate the latest advances related to thermal energy storage system and heat and mass transfer in the energy storage process.

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Heat and mass transfer in sensible thermal energy storage

• Heat and mass transfer in latent thermal energy storage

• Heat and mass transfer in thermochemical energy storage

• Design of sensible thermal energy storage module

• Design of latent thermal energy storage module

• Design of thermochemical energy storage module

• Development of thermal energy storage system

• New application of thermal energy storage technology


Keywords

Heat and mass transfer, sensible heat, latent heat, thermochemical, thermal energy storage

Published Papers


  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    An Experimental and Numerical Thermal Flow Analysis in a Solar Air Collector with Different Delta Wing Height Ratios

    Ghobad Shafiei Sabet, Ali Sari, Ahmad Fakhari, Nasrin Afsarimanesh, Dominic Organ, Seyed Mehran Hoseini
    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, DOI:10.32604/fhmt.2024.048290
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Heat and Mass Transfer in Thermal Energy Storage)
    Abstract This study conducts both numerical and empirical assessments of thermal transfer and fluid flow characteristics in a Solar Air Collector (SAC) using a Delta Wing Vortex Generator (DWVG), and the effects of different height ratios (Rh = 0.6, 0.8, 1, 1.2 and 1.4) in delta wing vortex generators, which were not considered in the earlier studies, are investigated. Energy and exergy analyses are performed to gain maximum efficiency. The Reynolds number based on the outlet velocity and hydraulic diameter falls between 4400 and 22000, corresponding to the volume flow rate of 5.21–26.07 m3/h. It is observed that the delta wing… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Experimental Investigation of a Phase-Change Material’s Stabilizing Role in a Pilot of Smart Salt-Gradient Solar Ponds

    Karim Choubani, Ons Ghriss, Nashmi H. Alrasheedi, Sirin Dhaoui, Abdallah Bouabidi
    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.22, No.1, pp. 341-358, 2024, DOI:10.32604/fhmt.2024.047016
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Heat and Mass Transfer in Thermal Energy Storage)
    Abstract Faced with the world’s environmental and energy-related challenges, researchers are turning to innovative, sustainable and intelligent solutions to produce, store, and distribute energy. This work explores the trend of using a smart sensor to monitor the stability and efficiency of a salt-gradient solar pond. Several studies have been conducted to improve the thermal efficiency of salt-gradient solar ponds by introducing other materials. This study investigates the thermal and salinity behaviors of a pilot of smart salt-gradient solar ponds with (SGSP) and without (SGSPP) paraffin wax (PW) as a phase-change material (PCM). Temperature and salinity were measured experimentally using a smart… More >

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