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Forum: Energy Storage 11-22-16, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Yep, any "hot fill" bottles will work. After...

Yep, any "hot fill" bottles will work. After studying (with odd looks from passerby) all different kinds of bottles in grocery stores, the Ocean Spray and PowerAde bottles have the most efficient...
Forum: Energy Storage 08-10-16, 12:01 PM
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Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
THIS LINK ...

THIS LINK (http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/76941/The-Diminishing-Returns-of-Adding-More-Insulation) and also THIS ONE...
Forum: Energy Storage 03-05-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
I tested my 64oz Ocean Spray bottles. They...

I tested my 64oz Ocean Spray bottles. They actually hold 67oz filled to the brim. I can squeeze out 7 oz of water, or 11% volume change, and have them satisfactorily hold their shape. They can...
Forum: Energy Storage 03-01-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Couple of nuggets from "Thermal Storage of Solar...

Couple of nuggets from "Thermal Storage of Solar Energy", a conference compilation by Ouden:

1. Adding aluminum strips (1.6% by volume) cut heat addition/extraction time in paraffin PCM's...
Forum: Energy Storage 03-01-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
HERE ...

HERE (http://ir.library.osaka-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/11094/2830/1/07328_%E8%AB%96%E6%96%87.pdf)is an interesting paper from Osaka University in 1985 describing SAT behavior. A few things jump out...
Forum: Energy Storage 03-01-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Some additives are expensive, some aren't. Hence...

Some additives are expensive, some aren't. Hence why I am trying to find an effective, cost efficient method. Strontium sulfate is way cheaper than silver, etc..

I'm sure there is a satisfactory...
Forum: Energy Storage 02-27-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Thanks, Jeff! What I have found so far: ...

Thanks, Jeff!

What I have found so far:

Some work by Heinz & Streicher showed that over a 15C temp swing, SAT with just enough additives/extra water to stabilize and prevent supercooling (5% or...
Forum: Energy Storage 02-26-16, 04:06 PM
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Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Not practical for home purposes, but desiccants...

Not practical for home purposes, but desiccants can store heat, so can ammonia, and caustic soda. Here is an interesting link on "soda locomotives":

Soda Locomotives....
Forum: Energy Storage 02-25-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Snowmelt! Thanks for the tip, Jeff! Anything that...

Snowmelt! Thanks for the tip, Jeff! Anything that is cheap enough to throw on the ground at the scale airports need can't be too expensive to get a half ton of. I will check your meltsnow source, as...
Forum: Energy Storage 02-24-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
I've been away awhile, time for a system review...

I've been away awhile, time for a system review and a few changes! Life....

I'm choosing a combo active/passive system. The passive part requires warm soil under my home, approx. 73F instead of...
Forum: Energy Storage 06-10-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Well, AGS works with flat plate collectors up...

Well, AGS works with flat plate collectors up north! Drake landing has had solar storage cover 98% of their thermal energy this year, and more than 90% for 5 years running AS DETAILED HERE...
Forum: Energy Storage 05-22-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Thanks for the props and the help, AC! I...

Thanks for the props and the help, AC!

I included the PAHS and the AGS descriptors in the title thread to cover both bases, but they are often used interchangeably to describe earth heat storage....
Forum: Energy Storage 05-22-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
I'm 30 mi northeast of Atlanta, a mixed climate...

I'm 30 mi northeast of Atlanta, a mixed climate with roughly 50-50 heating/cooling. I actually will be using the A/C heat, as I will have a desuperheater on the compressor discharge where outlet...
Forum: Energy Storage 05-21-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Piwoslaw, that's a great idea about the milk...

Piwoslaw, that's a great idea about the milk tanker and the links you provided! Unfortunately that is a lot of digging & buying and it would be impossible on my site due to trees, space, underground...
Forum: Energy Storage 05-21-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,168
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Passive Annualized Heat Storage/Annualized Geo Solar-Don't Waste That Heat!

I have always been bothered by the fact that many alternative energy sources, especially solar thermal, have the least output when you need it most. Most solar and process heat recovery systems have...
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