Recent Advancements in Materials and Systems for Thermal Energy Storage

An Introduction to Experimental Characterization Methods

  • Andrea Frazzica
  • Luisa F. Cabeza

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Thermal Energy Storage Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luisa F. Cabeza
      Pages 9-13
    3. Candida Milone, Yukitaka Kato, Emanuela Mastronardo
      Pages 15-32
    4. Andrea Frazzica, Vincenza Brancato, Valeria Palomba, Salvatore Vasta
      Pages 33-54
    5. Mercè Segarra, Camila Barreneche, Alejandro Calderón, Ana Inés Fernández
      Pages 55-66
  3. Experimental Characterization of Materials and Components for Thermal Energy Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Ángel G. Fernández, Laura Boquera, Luisa F. Cabeza
      Pages 69-88
    3. Camila Barreneche, Anna Laura Pisello, Ana Inés Fernández, Luisa F. Cabeza
      Pages 89-101
    4. Yukitaka Kato, Shigehiko Funayama, Elpida Piperopoulos, Candida Milone
      Pages 103-117
    5. Ángel G. Fernández, Margalida Fullana, Luigi Calabrese, Edoardo Proverbio, Luisa F. Cabeza
      Pages 139-169
  4. Experimental Characterization of Systems for Thermal Energy Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Valeria Palomba, Andrea Frazzica, Jaume Gasia, Luisa F. Cabeza
      Pages 173-200
    3. Valeria Palomba, Salvatore Vasta, Andrea Frazzica
      Pages 201-225
    4. Valeria Palomba, Jaume Gasia, Joaquim Romaní, Andrea Frazzica, Luisa F. Cabeza
      Pages 227-242

About this book


This book presents the latest advances in thermal energy storage development at both the materials and systems level. It covers various fields of application, including domestic, industrial and transport, as well as diverse technologies, such as sensible, latent and thermochemical. 

The contributors introduce readers to the main performance indicators for thermal storage systems, and discuss thermal energy storage (TES) technologies that can be used to improve the efficiency of energy systems and increase the share of renewable energy sources in numerous fields of application. In addition to the latest advances, the authors discuss the development and characterization of advanced materials and systems for sensible, latent and thermochemical TES, as well as the TES market and practical applications. They also report on and assess the feasibility of uniform characterization protocols and main performance indicators, compared to previous attempts to be found in the literature. 

The book will help to increase awareness of thermal energy storage technologies in both the academic and industrial sectors, while also providing experts new tools to achieve a uniform approach to thermal energy storage characterization methods. It will also be of interest to all students and researchers seeking an introduction to recent innovations in TES technologies.   


Thermal Energy Storage Experimental Methods Energy Storage Materials Energy Storage Systems Energy Efficiency Experimental characterization of TES Thermal energy storage technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Frazzica
    • 1
  • Luisa F. Cabeza
    • 2
  1. 1.CNR-Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano”MessinaItaly
  2. 2.Universitat de LleidaLleidaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96639-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96640-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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