Journal article

A review on cool thermal storage technologies and operating strategies

YH Yau, Behzad Rismanchi

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2012


The thermal energy storage (TES) system for building cooling applications is a promising technology that is continuously improving. The TES system can balance the energy demand between the peak (daytimes) and off-peak hours (nights). The cool-energy is usually stored in the form of ice, phase change materials, chilled water or eutectic solution during the nighttimes and used in the daytime. A well-designed TES system would effectively decrease the electricity demand with a reasonable cost. This paper summarizes the findings, investigations and analysis of the TES systems for the space cooling applications. In this regards, different types of storage technologies, as well as various operating..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the financial assistance from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia, via e-Science Fund Projects 13-02-03-3034 and 16-02-03-6004 for research work to be conducted in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thanks are extended to University of Malaya Bright Sparks Unit for the financial assistance to the coauthor, Mr. Behzad Rismanchi, for conducting the research work at HVAC&R Lab at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya. Special thanks are also extended to Mr. Mark M. MacCracken PE, CEO of CALMAC Co. (USA), for providing technical help during the critical period of the review work.