Sunday, June 10, 2007

Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption

Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption: Fundamentals, Case Studies and Design
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption - Fundamentals, Case Studies and Design, Izmir, Turkey, 6-17 June 2005
Editor: Halime Ö. Paksoy,

| Dordrecht: Springer, 2007 | xii, 447 p. | Hardcover | ISBN 9781402052880 |

Series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry , Vol. 234

About this book
We all share a small planet. Our growing thirst for energy already threatens the future of our earth. Fossil fuels – energy resources of today – are not evenly distributed on the earth. 10% of the world’s population exploits 90% of its resources. Today’s energy systems rely heavily on fossil fuel resources which are diminishing ever faster.

The world must prepare for a future without fossil fuels.

Thermal energy storage provides us with a flexible heating and/or cooling tool to combat climate change through conserving energy and increasing energy while utilizing natural renewable energy resources.

Thermal storage applications have been proven to be efficient and financially viable, yet they have not been exploited sufficiently.

Çukurova University, Turkey in collaboration with Ljubljana University, Slovenia and the International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement on Energy Conservation Through Energy Storage (IEA ECES IA) has organized this NATO Advanced Study Institute on Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption – Fundamentals, Case Studies and Design (NATO ASI TESSEC), in Cesme, Izmir, Turkey on June 6-17, 2005.

Eminent experts who have worked in a number of Annexes of IEA ECES IA were among the lecturers of this Advanced Study Institute. 24 lecturers from Canada, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and USA have all enthusiastically contributed to the scientific programme. In Çesme, Turkey, 65 students from 17 countries participated in this 2 week summer school.

This book contains the manuscripts prepared based on the lectures included in the scientific programme of the NATO ASI TESSEC. ... [and] [d]esign example assignments from the computer workshops [are also provided].

Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
I. Introduction
History of Thermal Energy Storage; E. Morofsk. Energetic, Exergetic, Environmental and Sustainability Aspects of Thermal Energy Storage Systems; I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen.
II. Climate Change and Thermal Energy Storage
What Engineers Need to Know about Climate Change and Energy Storage; E. Morofsky. Global Warming is Large-Scale Thermal Energy Storage; Bo Nordell. Energy Storage for Sustainable Future - A Solution to Global Warming; H. Evliya.
III. Energy Efficient Design and Economics of TES.
Energy Efficient Building Design and Thermal Energy Storage; E. Morofsky. Heat Storage by Phase Changing Materials and Thermoeconomics; Y. Demirel.
IV. Underground Thermal Energy Storage.
Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES); O. Andersson. Advances in Geothermal Response Testing; H.J.L. Witte. Freezing Problems in Borehole Heat Exchangers; B. Nordell and A.-K. Ahlström. Three Years Monitoring of a Borehole Thermal Energy Store of a UK Office Building; H.J.L. Witte and A.J. Van Gelder. A Unique Borehole Thermal Storage System at University of Ontario Institute of Technology; I. Dincer and M.A. Rosen. BTES for Heating and Cooling of the Astronomy House in Lund; O. Andersson. Bo 01 ATES System for Heating and Cooling in Malmö; O. Andersson. ATES for District Cooling in Stockholm; O. Andersson. Energy Pile System in New Building of Sapporo City University; K. Nagano.
V. Phase Change Materials.
Phase Change Materials and their Basic Properties; H. Mehling and L.F. Cabeza. Phase Change Materials: Application Fundamentals; H. Mehling et al. Temperature Control with Phase Change Materials; L.F. Cabeza and H. Mehling. Application of PCM for Heating and Cooling in Buildings; H. Mehling, et al. The Sundsvall Snow Storage - Six Years of Operation; B. Nordell and K. Skogsberg. Development of the PCM Floor Supply Air Conditioning System; K. Nagano.
VI. Thermochemical Energy Storage.
Chemical Energy Conversion Technologies for Efficient Energy Use; Y. Kato. Sorption Theory for Thermal Energy Storage; A. Hauer. Adsorption Systems for TES - Design and Demonstration Projects; A. Hauer. Open Absorption Systems for Air Conditioning and Thermal Energy Storage; A. Hauer, E. Lãvemann.
Subject Index.

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SunSketch said...

Hello Mr. McKiernan,

Am just north of you in Southern Minnesota, listening to WOI-AM right now. :)

Am trying to find technical information regarding solar thermal energy storage, aka "Drake Landing Solar Community" style using a borehole system.

Ran across your blog and wondering if you've read this book?

My ultimate goal is to see if/how this can be efficiently/economically scaled for smaller scale, vs. the 52 home DLSC project in Alberta.

Seems like the US is way behind or not even in this technology, when compared to Canada and Europe.

Hoping you may have some leads or at least info on this book and whether it's possibly what I am looking for.

It would be nice to find research and results closer to home, albeit I like Canadians, so that isn't a big problem! :))


Gerry said...


Thanks for your interest in The Wind Energy Blog.

I'll investigate the topic(s) and respond As Soon as Possible.

BTW: I've Not Read This Book [:-(