This book describes thermal storage technologies, which is one of the important energy saving approaches involved in air-conditioning, and outlines every aspect of thermal storage beginning with the current global environment, the history of thermal storage systems and principles of heat pumps, up to concepts and design methods of water and ice thermal storage systems. One of the benefits of this book is its easy-to-understand descriptions featuring diverse illustrations and charts and, so to speak, its thematic self-contained chapters. The book will be a helpful guide for people wanting to learn more about thermal storage technology, which is often considered to be "difficult to understand" or "too complex" despitse its long history. This book was written mainly for junior equipment engineers and equipment engineering students.
Introduction: Global Warming and Energy Saving/ 1. Thermal Storage/ 2. Mechanism of Heat Pump/ 3. Water Thermal Storage System/ 4. Components of Thermal Storage Systems/ 5. Ice Thermal Storage System