Exergy analysis of discharging multi-tank thermal energy storage systems with constant heat extraction

Exergy analysis of discharging multi-tank thermal energy storage systems with constant heat... •Dimensionless model for discharging multi-tank TES systems in series was developed.•Uneven mass distribution provides higher efficiency for short discharging process.•Variable mass distribution allows maximum efficiency during the entire time span.•Optimum discharging times were determined for different operating conditions.•Energy losses and pumping effects were analyzed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Energy Elsevier

Exergy analysis of discharging multi-tank thermal energy storage systems with constant heat extraction

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
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0306-2619
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10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.05.018
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Abstract

•Dimensionless model for discharging multi-tank TES systems in series was developed.•Uneven mass distribution provides higher efficiency for short discharging process.•Variable mass distribution allows maximum efficiency during the entire time span.•Optimum discharging times were determined for different operating conditions.•Energy losses and pumping effects were analyzed.

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Applied EnergyElsevier

Published: Sep 15, 2015

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