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Proposal Number: 4424

Domain: Energy

Theme(s): Cost-effective energy conversion & storage for variability in grid and transport

Supporting Central Government Agency: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 399.29

Principal Investigator: Saptarshi Basu

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Science

Sandip Kumar Saha ,IIT-Bombay
Prodyut Chakraborty ,IIT-Jodhpur
K.V Manu ,BMS College of Engineering
SuryaSarathi Bose ,Indian Institute of Science
Prasanta Kumar Das ,IIT-Kharagpur
Ambesh Dixit ,IIT Jodhpur
Suneet Singh ,IIT-Bombay

Domain: Energy

Project Title

Hybrid: Latent and Sensible heat thermal storage system for medium and high temperature CSP applications

Project Images

Image Caption:Design, analyses and fabrication of three key technology concepts and combined prototype

Web Abstract

Analyses, design and fabrication of small scale prototypical hybrid (latent and sensible) thermal storage systems for mid to high temperature range of (200-500 °C) based on the following technology concepts a.) PCM encapsulation, b.) encapsulated/unencapsulated nanoparticle based molten salt thermocline and c.) PCM-graphite blocks. Test the projected efficiencies (80-90 %) and system level performance of the three individual technologies. In particular we will look into the nanoparticle based molten salt thermocline technology concept that has the potential to be a game changer in terms of space, efficiency and high temperature storage.