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Title: A review on packed bed solar energy storage systems
Authors: Singh H.
Saini, R. P.
Saini J.S.
Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Abstract: Because of intermittent nature of solar energy, storage is required for uninterrupted supply in order to match the needs. Packed beds are generally used for storage of thermal energy from solar air heaters. A packed bed is a volume of porus media obtained by packing particles of selected material into a container. A number of studies carried out on packed beds for their performance analysis were reported in the literature. These studies included the design of packed beds, materials used for storage, heat transfer enhancement, flow phenomenon and pressure drop through packed beds. This paper presents an extensive review on the research carried out on packed beds. Based on the literature review, it is concluded that most of the studies carried out are on rocks and pebbles as packing material. A very few studies were conducted on large sized packing materials. Further no study has been reported so far on medium sized storage elements in packed beds. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Citation: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2010), 14(3): 1059-1069
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2009.10.022
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/8893
Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: Packed beds
Sensible heat storage
Sphericity
Void fraction
ISSN: 13640321
Author Scopus IDs: 57213857670
7102325478
7102776061
Author Affiliations: Singh, H., Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Saini, R.P., Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Saini, J.S., Mechanical and Industrial
Corresponding Author: Singh, H.; Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India; email: harmeetpawar@gmail.com
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