Potential analysis for the improvement of chemical energy transformation processes

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Adametz P, Baumgärtner A, Kohler T, Obermeier J, Siebert D, Müller K
Journal: Chemical Engineering & Technology
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 40
Journal issue: 6
Pages range: 1115-1123
ISSN: 0930-7516
eISSN: 1521-4125


Much research aims to improve the efficiency of energy processes. However, it is often not clear where the biggest potential for improvement lies. Crucial for a namable improvement is a realistic chance for advancing the respective element as well as a significant influence of the respective element on the overall performance. A study on the potential for improving the efficiency of five exemplary chemical-energy systems is presented. It was found that replacing working substances by alternatives with better enthalpies of reactions or solubility behavior carries huge potential for improving energy processes. However, in most cases there is little potential, for example, in lower heat capacity, even though heat capacity highly influences the efficiency of the processes.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Adametz, Patrick
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Fischer, Andrea
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Kohler, Tobias
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Müller, Karsten PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Obermeier, Jonas
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Siebert, Daniel
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik

How to cite

Adametz, P., Baumgärtner, A., Kohler, T., Obermeier, J., Siebert, D., & Müller, K. (2017). Potential analysis for the improvement of chemical energy transformation processes. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 40(6), 1115-1123. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201600237

Adametz, Patrick, et al. "Potential analysis for the improvement of chemical energy transformation processes." Chemical Engineering & Technology 40.6 (2017): 1115-1123.


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