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Zeolite thermal storage retains heat indefinitely, absorbs four times more heat

MrSeb (471333) writes | more than 2 years ago

Power 2

MrSeb writes "Hold onto your hat/life partner/gonads: Scientists in Germany have created small, zeolite pellets that can store up to four times more heat than water, loss-free for “lengthy periods of time.” In theory, you can store heat in these pellets, and then extract exactly the same amount of heat after an indeterminate amount of time. Zeolites (literally “boil stones”) aren’t exactly new: The term was coined in 1756 by Axel Cronstedt, a Swedish mineralogist who noted that some minerals, upon being heated, release large amounts of steam from water that had been previously adsorbed. For the last 250 years, scientists have tried to shoehorn this process in a heat storage system — and now, the Fraunhofer Institute, working with industrial partners, has worked out how to do it."
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MrSeb (471333) | more than 2 years ago | (#40234471)

Doh, 'water' should be at the end of the title. The title is a bit long... if you can come up with something better... by all means :)

This would violate the laws of physics. (1)

techmuse (160085) | more than 2 years ago | (#40234685)

That's impossible. It would violate the laws of thermodynamics.

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