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Industrial surplus heat storage in smart cities
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6982-2879
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9556-552X
2015 (English)In: ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2015, collocated with the ASME 2015 Power Conference, the ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2015 Nuclear Forum, American Society of Mechanical Engineers , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

Surplus heat generated from industrial sectors amounts to between 20% and 50% of the total industrial energy input. Smart reuse of surplus heat resulted from industrial sectors and power generation companies is an opportunity to improve the overall energy efficiency through more efficient use the primary energy sources. A potential solution to tackle this issue is through use of thermal energy storage (TES) to match user demand to that of the generated surplus heat. A mobile TES (MTES) concept of transportation of industrial surplus heat from production sites to end customers has shown promising results. One commissioned demonstration project using industrial heat for swimming pool water temperature regulation in Dortmund, Germany proved the interest and attention given to this concept. In this paper, a techno-economic case study in Sweden of transportation of surplus thermal energy to district heating in smart cities is presented. The application consists of heat storage at 110°C- 130°C through the use of phase change materials (PCM) based TES, notably with use of Erythritol (90 kWh/ton) for the considered temperature range, to remote district heating network located at 48 km from the thermal energy generation site. The advantages of using latent heat based PCM are the high enthalpy density per unit volume and per unit mass, as well as the quasi-constant temperature during charging and releasing of heat. The M-TES in this study has a total storage capacity of 2.1 MWh, the optimization of charge/discharge time to the amount of stored/released energy and to that of energy transportation rate is presented in this paper. Contrary to logical thinking, it is shown through this work that under certain conditions, it is more cost-effective to operate at partial load of storage units albeit the increased number of transport trips and charge/discharge cycles.

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers , 2015.
Keyword [en]
Cell engineering, Chemical analysis, Cooling systems, Cost effectiveness, District heating, Electric power transmission networks, Energy efficiency, Energy storage, Heat storage, Phase change materials, Solar power generation, Storage (materials), Sustainable development, Thermal energy, Wind power, Charge/discharge cycle, Demonstration project, District heating networks, Energy transportation, Overall energy efficiency, Power generation company, Primary energy source, Thermal energy generation, Smart power grids
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Energy Systems Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181575DOI: 10.1115/ES2015-49535ISI: 000374279500019ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84950119410ISBN: 9780791856857OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-181575DiVA: diva2:900577
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ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2015, collocated with the ASME 2015 Power Conference, the ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2015 Nuclear Forum, 28 June 2015 through 2 July 2015
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Available from: 2016-02-04 Created: 2016-02-02 Last updated: 2016-05-20Bibliographically approved

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