This chapter describes the use of zeolites in solar energy storage and in solar energy heating and cooling applications. This chapter concentrates on natural zeolites, but considerable work has also been done with synthetic zeolites, especially zeolite 13X. The chapter begins with a review of energy storage applications of natural zeolites, both for short-term (day-to-night) and long-term (seasonal) storage. It then discusses the use of zeolites in heating and cooling cycles. Open cycles are considered first, where the zeolite is open to the ambient air and is used mainly for air dehumidification followed by evaporative cooling. This is followed by...

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