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Aluminum as energy carrier: Feasibility analysis and current technologies overview


  • Shkolnikov, E.I.
  • Zhuk, A.Z.
  • Vlaskin, M.S.


Aluminum is examined as energy storage and carrier. To provide the correct feasibility study the work includes the analysis of aluminum production process: from ore to metal. During this analysis the material and energy balances are considered. Total efficiency of aluminum-based energy storage is evaluated.

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  • Shkolnikov, E.I. & Zhuk, A.Z. & Vlaskin, M.S., 2011. "Aluminum as energy carrier: Feasibility analysis and current technologies overview," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(9), pages 4611-4623.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:15:y:2011:i:9:p:4611-4623
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.091

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