Cool thermal energy storage has a long history dating back to ancient times with modern developments beginning in the mid-nineteenth century where blocks of ice were cut from frozen lakes for cooling applications. Today, the prevalent mode of thermal energy storage is the utilization of ice tanks in commercial buildings for peak shaving and load shifting. In this chapter, a summary of different types of water/ice thermal energy storage systems is provided; an overview of alternative phase change materials for use in cool thermal energy storage is given; and alternative phase change material thermal energy systems, their implementation, challenges, and outlook are also discussed.
Solid–Liquid Thermal Energy Storage: Modeling and Applications
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Boetcher, S. K. (2022). Cool Thermal Energy Storage: Water and Ice to Alternative Phase Change Materials. Solid–Liquid Thermal Energy Storage: Modeling and Applications, (). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213260-11