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HISTORY OF THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE

  • Edward Morofsky
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 234)

Abstract

This chapter discusses the history of thermal energy storage focusing on natural energy sources. Links are made to recent trends of using renewable energy to achieve greater energy efficiencies in heating, cooling and ventilating buildings. The Deep Lake Water Cooling development in Toronto is presented as a typical modern interpretation of past practices with an integration of municipal services of water supply and district cooling. Environmental concerns and restrictions have also stimulated thermal energy storage developments. Cold storage in aquifers originated in China where excessive groundwater extraction related to industrial cooling had resulted in significant land subsidence.

Keywords

Heat Pump Well Bore Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage Material Safety Data Sheet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Morofsky
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  1. 1.Energy & SustainabilityInnovation and Solutions Directorate, PWGSCGatineauCanada

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