Energy Storage by Adsorption Technology for Building

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On one hand, physical adsorption, also named physisorption, is a process that can be used to storage thermal energy with an energy density higher than sensible or latent storages. On the other hand, in Europe, 26% of the final energy consumption is related to the energy systems of households [1,2], and 80% of this energy is needed for heating purposes [1,2]. The consequence is the development of thermal energy storage systems, based on physisorption, for building application. The objective of this chapter is first to present the basics concerning physisorption heat storage. Then, three scales are developed from an experimental point of view: the material scale, the reactor scale, and the system scale.


Physisorption Physical adsorption Heat storage Numerical modeling Multiscale analysis Review of experiments Building application Energy management Zeolite Reactor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de Lyon, INSA–Lyon, CETHIL UMR5008LyonFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Lingai Luo
    • 1
  1. 1.French National Center for Scientific ResearchLaboratoire de Thermocinétique de Nantes (LTN)Nantes Cedex,France

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