In this process, ice is made for cool thermal storage during off-peak power consumption hours and will be melted for producing chilled air by heat exchange during on-peak power consumption hours. The equations for estimating the temperature-time history in the ice layer have been derived. The estimation of the capacity of cool thermal storage has been illustrated with the temperature of free surface as parameter. The depth of water layer and the operating time required to accomplish the certain amount of cool thermal storage have been estimated.
Tamkang Journal of Science and Engineering 4(2), pp.81-85