DS0602 -

DEvelopment and Characterisation of high powered/energy dense composite ARchitectures for the conception of THermo-chemical energy storage. – DECARTH

Submission summary

The energy density involved during a chemical reaction could make chemical heat storage an excellent candidate for decreasing buildings energy consumption. Previous research focusing on pure or composite salt in sorbent-based porous matrix (zeolite, silica gel…) showed that the energy density and the heat transfer remain low due to the swelling of the salt and the specific surface decrease. Recently, new approaches using honeycomb ceramics as porous matrix proved the feasibility of the concept. Yet further work is needed to characterize and optimize the energy density and the heat and mass transfer within such composite. This project aims at designing energy dense and high powered architecture materials using impregnated salt in porous ceramic matrix. The reactor optimal geometry will be designed based on the Constructal approach from a heat and mass transfer point of view. Prototypes of optimal reactor will be built by 3D robot casting and characterised on a thermal and energy bases.

Project coordination

Kevyn JOHANNES (Centre thermique de Lyon)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LMDC Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions
MATEIS Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon - Matériaux : Ingénierie et Science
CETHIL Centre thermique de Lyon

Help of the ANR 680,092 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: October 2016 - 48 Months

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