SaltX invented and patented a state-of-the-art nanocoated material technology.
The energy is stored chemically, by separating salt from water, and then released by combining them again. This technology allows thermal energy to be stored and used hours, days, or months later. At scales ranging from individual processes to large scale storage for municipalities and cities. SaltX thermo-chemical energy storage can be charged with both electricity and heat and then be released as heat up to 450°C (900°F).
SaltX Technology engineers are testing various types of nanocoating to achieve the best performance salts and other materials that match our clients demands up to the highest expectation. Nanocoating salts is not an easy task that requires finding individual approach for each salt. At SaltX Technology we discover the right length, density, composites and other parameters of nanomaterials to use as molecule coating.
The SaltX nano-coating prevents the salt from becoming sticky, making the salt retain its original single crystal form. The advantage of this is that you can charge and discharge energy thousands of times without losing performance. Regular salt particles begin to grow bigger after only 50 charges. When the salt is treated with nano-coating it also has the advantage of being non-corrosive (preventing rust) unlike ordinary salt. It provides a long-term and cost-effective solution. SaltX is non-toxic and can be recycled.
SaltX Technology team consistently investigates new salts and oxides to be nanocoated. Every salt has a different set of characteristics. Some release lots of energy at high temperatures while others need low temperatures to charge. Aside from temperatures, our materials have different energy density, reaction speeds, etc. Discuss with our engineers about the best potential solution for you!
The nanocoating that is used to coat the salts and oxides creates a corrosion protection. Due to this advantage, all SaltX nanocoated materials can be used in applications that require contact with steel and other metals that are prone to corrosion.
SaltX team puts environment focus at the front of the research. All our salts are handled in an environment friendly way. The oxides we use in large scale energy storage systems are also used in agricultural context and are fully compatible with natural ecosystems. SaltX team does not work with toxic materials and we only use substances that come from transparent supply chains.
SaltX is storing energy chemically with salt. Through separating salt and water molecules from each other you charge the “thermal battery”.