Review of thermal energy storage for air conditioning systems

Abduljalil A. Al-Abidi, Sohif Mat, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, M. Y. Sulaiman, Chin Haw Lim, Abdulrahman Th

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Abstract

Thermal energy storage is very important to eradicate the discrepancy between energy supply and energy demand and to improve the energy efficiency of solar energy systems. Latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) is more useful than sensible energy storage due to the high storage capacity per unit volume/mass at nearly constant temperatures. This review presents the previous works on thermal energy storage used for air conditioning systems and the application of phase change materials (PCMs) in different parts of the air conditioning networks, air distribution network, chilled water network, microencapsulated slurries, thermal power and heat rejection of the absorption cooling. Recently, researchers studied the heat transfer enhancement of the thermal energy storage with PCMs because most phase change materials have low thermal conductivity, which causes a long time for charging and discharging process. It is expected that the design of latent heat thermal energy storage will reduce the cost and the volume of air conditioning systems and networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5802-5819
Number of pages18
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume16
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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Thermal energy
Air conditioning
Energy storage
Phase change materials
Latent heat
Absorption cooling
Slurries
Electric power distribution
Solar energy
Energy efficiency
Thermal conductivity
Heat transfer
Air
Costs
Water
Temperature

Keywords

  • Air conditioning
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • Phase change material
  • Thermal energy storage

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Review of thermal energy storage for air conditioning systems. / Al-Abidi, Abduljalil A.; Mat, Sohif; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Sulaiman, M. Y.; Lim, Chin Haw; Th, Abdulrahman.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 16, No. 8, 10.2012, p. 5802-5819.

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Al-Abidi, Abduljalil A. ; Mat, Sohif ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Sulaiman, M. Y. ; Lim, Chin Haw ; Th, Abdulrahman. / Review of thermal energy storage for air conditioning systems. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2012 ; Vol. 16, No. 8. pp. 5802-5819.
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