Development Line A

Solid Sorption

The test facility at AEE INTEC uses vacuum flat plate collectors for driving the water vapour out of the active storage material, a binderless zeolite developed at Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Germany). Two storages are used in a cascade to limit the volume of one storage and to increase the efficiency of the system.

The solar thermal heat circuit can be used directly for space heating and hot water preparation or for loading the storage material respectively. The test facility is designed to improve the components and it facilitates the development and evaluation of the simulation model and additionally provides the opportunity for developing a control-strategy for the system.

The scheme of the system

The vacuum flat plate collectors .

The solid sorption test system.

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