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Non-conventional energy storage

  1. Jan 29, 2010 #1
    I have been doing some reading on super critical fluids. They are pretty amazing things. I can't help but wonder if there is a way to use the it for energy storage. Quite a few listed on wiki are critical at close to ambient temps. and the pressures are very easily attainable.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercritical_fluid

    How much of the energy put into making the media be recoverable days or months later?
    anyone know of a more complete listing of compounds?

    dr
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2010 #2

    russ_watters

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    I don't see how the concept of energy storage applies here. Could you expalin what you have in mind?

    Typically, fluid based energy storage is done by heating or cooling a fluid in an insulated container or better yet, making it change phase (such as by making ice).
     
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