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paulstef

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I was just reading about this but it's not yet exactly clear to me how a practical application for residential heating would look like.

Anybody did some experiments?

http://genecurtis.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/simple-solar-heat-pump-heating-and-cooling/

"When zeolites are heated, water molecules in it escape, and heat energy is stored in it in the meantime; when water molecules are adsorbed again, the heat energy in zeolites is released"


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I think I didn't get yet why in order for it to release heat you need to supply steam and not just plain water.

Also HOW this heat is released? The zeolite itself (the mineral heats up) I guess? I mean how to transfer that heat to something useful?
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I think this document looks pretty interesting:

 
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paulstef

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There is also this one:

 
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Zeolite can be purchased here in OH at  http://www.tosohusa.com/products--services/zeolites
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