Selection and characterization of recycled materials for sensible thermal energy storage

Helena Navarro, M. Martínez, A. Gil, A. I. Fernández*, L. F. Cabeza, R. Olives, X. Py

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Alternative low cost materials are evaluated through the valorization of by-products derived from mining and metallurgical industry for solid sensible heat based energy storage systems. They were used either as received or formulated as aggregates in mortars, and their thermal and mechanical properties were characterized. A selection methodology was applied in order to compare them with available materials found in the literature for applications as (STES) materials, and with materials from Cambridge Educational Software (CES) Selector database. It was demonstrated that these recycled materials have a high potential for these thermal energy storage applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Materials selection
  • Recycled materials
  • Sensible heat
  • Thermal energy storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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