Material Screening for Thermochemical Energy Storage in Solar Power Systems

Ishan Bajaj, Xinyue Peng, Christos T. Maravelias

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A framework is proposed to systematically identify promising solid-gas reaction candidates for thermochemical energy storage (TCES) in concentrating solar plants (CSP). It involves four steps: (i) generation of a list of reaction candidates, (ii) screening reactions based on thermodynamic criteria, (iii) solution of a process synthesis model to (iv) selection of candidate reactions. The analyses identify ten reactions that can be economically and energetically superior to the state-of-the-art two-tank molten salt storage system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


  • process synthesis and optimization
  • reaction screening
  • solar energy


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