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Type: Conference paper
Title: Application of chemical looping combustion for solar thermal energy storage
Author: Jafarian, Seyed Mehdi
Arjomandi, Maziar
Nathan, Graham
Nasehi, S.M.
Citation: Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, held at Shoal Bay, NSW, 29 November-1st December, 2011 / E. Kennedy, B. Dlugogorski, B. Moghtaderi and A. Masri (eds.): pp.1-5
Publisher: The Combustion Institute
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1839-8170
Conference Name: Australian Combustion Symposium (2011 : Shoal Bay, NSW)
ACS 2011
School/Discipline: School of Mechanical Engineering
Statement of
Responsibility: 
S.M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. Nathan and S.M. Nasehi
Abstract: In this paper a solar hybrid chemical looping combustion (CLC) system for solar thermal energy storage (TES) is proposed. For those combinations of fuels and metal oxides in CLC systems with an endothermic reaction, there is a potential to utilize solar thermal energy to drive the CLC reactions and so to allow the solar thermal energy to be stored as a reduced metal oxide. The application of oxygen carrier particles for solar thermal energy storage is also possible. A novel solar hybrid system is proposed and assessed, in generation cycles to enable base load generation from solar thermal energy. For this purpose three reservoirs are added to a CLC system to store the oxygen carrier particles and a cavity solar reactor is used as the fuel reactor. The ASPEN PLUS software is used to simulate the hybrid process. Basic validation of the model is performed using independent simulation result reported previously and the model is then used to calculate operating temperature, solar efficiency and solar fraction of the system. The results identify potential benefits from the solar hybridization of a CLC system.
Keywords: Energy storage; chemical looping combustion; solar energy
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0020118566
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