Experimental idea, storing heat chemically.

mart85 Posts: 53 ✭✭✭
edited January 23 in Building Projects

I have an idea that I have been working on. I want to store heat chemically in such a way that after the energy is stored I can release that heat months after I have stored the heat.

I started thinking like this with Zeolite as this is a process that works, but getting a hold of zeolite is a pain for me here in the USA, or at least in a form that I know would work.

I want to take the heat from rocket stoves and store it in chemical form so that I can pull it off the shelf and activate the exothermic reaction with water or other means of giving off the heat.

Below is the data I have collected for this means.....

How to make with quicklime and alum powder.


Limestone cycle https://youtu.be/0kZXFvI4kCU

Hand warmer re-usable.





1 year ago (edited)

 @erick3655 the zeolite in this clip is probably 3A molecular sieves, to heat 1 liter of water from 20°C to 100°C you need 0,1kw/h zeolithe has an energy capacity of ca. 200kw/h per m3 so you´d need 0,5 liter of zeolite to boil 1l of water, alternatively you could use 320grams of calcium oxide to achieve the same result

Re-usable chemically..


sodium acetate

CH3COONa - it's also the primary flavoring in salt and vinegar potato chips