“The heat storage capacity of the Diels-Alder reaction between 2-methylfuran and maleic anhydride is calculated using reaction parameters obtained from solution calorimetry. An equilibrium constant of .614 1/mol and a heat of reaction of 14.33 Kcal/mole were obtained from experiments at 45°C. A reaction ΔCp of -21.8 cal/mole was calculated from heat capacity information at 25°C. From these parameters, a solution initially seven molar in methylfuran and maleic anhydride was found to have a maximum apparent volumetric heat capacity of about 1.85 times that of water. This maximum occurs at about 335 K. Typical active solar energy schemes operate between 300 and 400 K. When cycled between these temperatures, this system has an overall apparent heat capacity about 1.5 times that of water. The apparent heat capacity increases as the temperature range is narrowed”—Abstract, page ii.
Poling, Bruce E.
Book, Neil L.
Stoffer, James O.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 85 pages
© 1981 Brent Gregory Sparks, All rights reserved.
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Sparks, Brent Gregory, "A determination of the energy storage capacity of the Diels-Alder reaction between methylfuran and maleic anhydride as applied to storing solar energy" (1981). Masters Theses. 4264.
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