Publications

Below, the MERITS appearances in the media, as well as publications resulting from the MERITS research will be published.

Film items:
In addition to the information below, separate film-items about the MERITS progress will be issued regularly.
The first film-item can be viewed online here:
MERITS film item 1 (October 2013), Lleida, Spain (Link: http://youtu.be/9CfSshXsDMM)
The second film-item can be viewed online here:
MERITS film item 2 (April 2014), Duiven, The Netherlands (link: http://youtu.be/zbrFu3AMy_s)

The third film-item can be viewed online here:
MERITS film item 3 (April 2015), Lleida, Spain (link: https://youtu.be/b4fhmjhuBR4)

The fourth film-item can be viewed online here:
MERITS film item 4 (May 2016), Warsaw, Poland (link: https://youtu.be/EynCOJ5uUls)

 

Other media appearances:

Last year, the MERITS demonstrator container was presented to the media in Lleida, Spain. Below, some photographs of the Spanish media coverage are given, as well as a link to the television news item.


The television news item can be viewed online here:
Lleida news item, April 2015, Spain (Link: here).

 

Some other links also give an overview of this event:

http://www.udl.cat/serveis/oficina/Noticies/2015/noticia_0083.html

http://www.eps.udl.cat/export/sites/EpsNou/docs/info_eps/butlleti/Butlleti-EPS-Abril-2015.pdf

http://eps.blogs.udl.cat/2015/04/16/el-grup-de-recerca-grea-innovacio-comcurrent-testa-el-prototip-dun-sistema-demmagatzematge-denergies-renovables/

 

MERITS, La Manana

 

Source: La Manana, April 16, 2015.

 

MERITS, SEGRE

 

Source: SEGRE (Lleida), April 16, 2015.

 

 

Several other publications have been issued in the past. Below, an overview is given.

 

  • Solé, A., Miró, L., Barreneche, C., Martorell, I., Cabeza, L.F. Corrosion of metals and salt hydrates used for thermochemical energy storage. Renewable Energy 75, pp. 519-523. 2015;
  • Barreneche C, Fernandez AI, Cabeza LF, Cuypers R. Thermophysical characterization and thermal cycling stability of two TCM: CaCl2 and zeolite. Applied Energy, 137, 726-730;
  • Camila Barreneche, M. Elena Navarro, Luisa F. Cabeza, A. Inés Fernández, New database to select phase change materials: Chemical nature, properties, and applications, Journal of Energy Storage, 3, 18-24;
  • Aran Solé, Camila Barreneche, Ingrid Martorell, Luisa F. Cabeza. Corrosion evaluation and prevention of reactor materials to contain thermochemical material for thermal energy storage. Applied Thermal Engineering 94, 2016, 355-363.

 

During the 2013, 2014 and 2015 International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry conferences, the MERITS consortium partners were well-represented. Below, an overview is given on the publications given that concern the MERITS project.

 

Oral presentations:

  • “Preparation & characterization of sodium sulfide hydrates for application in thermochemical storage systems”, M. Roelands, K. Kruit, R. Cuypers, H. Oversloot, A.J. de Jong, H. van der Meer, W. Duvalois, L. van Vliet, C. Hoegaerts (link)
  • “Coatings for Heat Storage Reactors with Hygroscopic Salts”, A.J. de Jong, R.S.A. Stevens, C.H.A. Rentrop, C.L.G. Hoegaerts (link)

 

During the 2013 International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, held from 23-25 September 2013 in Freiburg, Germany, the MERITS consortium partners were well-represented. Below, an overview is given on the publications given that concern the MERITS project.

 

Oral presentation:

  • “Thermochemical heat storage (TCS) - system design issues”, A.J. de Jong, C. Finck, H. Oversloot, H. van ‘t Spijker, R. Cuypers (link)

 

Poster presentations:

  • “Thermophysical characterization of sorption TCM”, C. Barreneche, A.I. Fernández, L.F. Cabeza, R. Cuypers (link)
  • “Experimental Results of a 3 kWh thermochemical heat storage module for space heating application”, C. Finck, H. van ‘t Spijker, E. Henquet, C. van Soest, H. Oversloot, A.J. de Jong, R. Cuypers (link)
  • “A review on properties of salt hydrates for thermochemical storage”, F. Trausel, A.J. de Jong, R. Cuypers (link)
  • “MERITS: More Effective use of Renewables Including compact seasonal Thermal energy Storage - Project overview and initial results”, C. Finck, L. van Vliet, R. Cuypers.

 

The above-mentioned publications are available in Energy Procedia, published by Elsevier in 2014. A link is provided when available.

 

Further oral presentations:

  • "MERITS - More Effective use of Renewables including compact seasonal Thermal energy Storage" R. Cuypers, C. Hoegaerts, Dublin, Ireland, 2013
  • Aran Solé, Dr. Camila Barreneche, Dr. Luisa F. Cabeza. High conductive thermochemical material (TCM) and graphite composites for thermal energy storage, Sicily, Italy, 2015
  • Aran Solé, Dr. Camila Barreneche, Dr. Luisa F. Cabeza. Corrosion evaluation and prevention of reactor materials to contain thermochemical material for thermal energy storage, Sicily, Italy, 2015
  • Aran Solé, Gerard Ferrer, Dr. Camila Barreneche, Dr. Ingrid Martorell, Dr. A. Inés Fernández, Dr. Luisa F. Cabeza. A new setup and methodology for vacuum corrosion test for thermochemical and vessel material compatibility, Vienna, Austria, 2015
  • Aran Solé, Dr. Camila Barreneche, Dr. Luisa F. Cabeza. Highly conductive TCM with graphite, Zaragosa, Spain, 2015
  • Jaume Gasia, Jan Diriken,Malcolm Bourke, Johan Van Bael, Luisa F. Cabeza. MERITS Project: A comparative study of shell-and-tube heat exchangers for domestic hot water (DHW) and industrial waste heat (IWH) applications, Beer-Sheva, Israel,2016
  • Aran Solé, Camila Barreneche, Anabel Palacios, A. Inés Fernández, Luisa F. Cabeza. Highly conductive stabilized TCM with graphite, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 2016

 

 

Quote
“Through cooperation and perseverance we will achieve breakthrough technology for thermal energy storage”
Christophe Hoegaerts, TNO
Downloads
Second MERITS newsletter January 2014
The second MERITS newsletter is now available for download.
MERITS project presentation during RHC conference, April 22, 2013, Dublin, Ireland

The MERITS project was showcased during the RHC conference in Dublin, Ireland. Click the link for the full presentation.

MERITS in Solar Update newsletter June 2013
The MERITS project was featured in the June 2013 Solar Update newsletter of the International Energy Agency. Check the link for more information.
First MERITS newsletter June 2013
The first MERITS semi-annual newsletter is now available for download.
4th MERITS newsletter - April 2015
The fourth MERITS newsletter has been released, including news on thermal storage material, component, and system level developments. In addition, a sneak preview is given on the construction of the MERITS demonstrator container being built at the moment. Check it now!
Links
MERITS in IEA Solar Update June 2013
MERITS at the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry
SHC2013 was held from 23-25 September 2013 in Freiburg, Germany. The MERITS consortium was well-represented.