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Energy management and CO2 mitigation using phase change materials (PCM) for thermal energy storage (TES) in cold storage and transport
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9556-552X
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2014 (English)In: International journal of refrigeration, ISSN 0140-7007, E-ISSN 1879-2081, Vol. 42, 26-35 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Low temperature sensitive products transport and storage is an issue worldwide due to changes of the lifestyle population increase. Thermal energy storage (TES) is nowadays one of the most feasible solutions in facing the challenge of achieving energy savings. Many researchers have investigated energy efficiency of different cold units by applying TES systems using phase change materials (PCM). This paper provides an overview of the existing Spanish and European potential energy savings and CO2 mitigation by incorporating TES systems to cold storage and transportation systems. Data on energy savings were compiled from different case studies. Results depend on the scenarios studied and the extent of TES systems implementation; in the case of Europe for instance, yearly CO2 emissions may be cut down between 5% and 22% in reference to 2008 CO2 emissions from cold production considering that the proposed implementation of PCM TES in the case studies found in the literature is done.

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2014. Vol. 42, 26-35 p.
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CO2 emissions, Thermal energy storage, Phase change materials, Cold storage, Low temperature sensitive product
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Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148636DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2014.03.002ISI: 000338804200005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901684267OAI: diva2:736908
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, PIRSES-GA-2013-610692

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Available from: 2014-08-11 Created: 2014-08-11 Last updated: 2014-08-11Bibliographically approved

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