Reliable Containment of High-Temperature Molten Halide Salts for Thermal Energy Storage

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2020-SAND-69026
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new liner design for molten saltcontainment devices in thermal energy storage applications. Molten halides areattractive low-cost fluids for use as elevated temperature thermal energy storagemedia for electricity- and heat-generating systems. However, such molten salts arechallenging to contain owing to their tendency to penetrate low-cost porous linermaterials in tanks and pipes. Purdue researchers have developed a new, low-cost,multi-layer liner strategy for the reliable containment of molten salts. This newstrategy may be readily implemented in thermal energy storage tanks, pipes, andother containment devices for electricity and heat production systems.

Advantages
-Cost-Effective Containment of Molten Halide Salts
-Reliable Containment of Molten Halide Salt

Potential Thermal Energy Storage Applications
-Electricity Production
-Waste Heat Recovery
-Chemical Processing
Apr 1, 2020
Provisional-Gov. Funding
United States
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