My main research area is thermal energy storage, with the focus on thermochemical heat storage, PCM heat storage, and metal fuels and redox heat storage.
Over the last 10 years, I have been involved in several PhD projects on this topic, ranging from molecular dynamics and experimental materials research to prototype development and system analysis.
In addition, in the coming years, I will extend my activities in the development of metal powder as CO2 free fuel. Finally, I am presenting courses on:
- Thermal Energy Storage, giving a broad overview on heat storage, ranging from sensible heat and underground heat storage to PCM and thermochemical systems.
- Energy Demand, giving an overview of energy use in the Netherlands, with a focus on industrial processes
The work has mostly focused on thermochemical heat storage, at different scale levels:
- Molecular dynamics
- Materials characterization
- Reactor development
- System integration
Since 2018, also research on metal fuels is carried out.
- PhD Rudi Santbergen (PhD finished in 2008, member committee)
- PhD Eldhose Iype (PhD finished in 2014, member committee)
- PhD Shuiquan Lan (PhD finished 2015, second promotor)
- PhD Claire Ferchaud (PhD finished 2016, first promotor)
- PDEng Munish Katiyar (graduated in 2016)
- PhD Mohammadreza Gaeini (PhD finished 2017, first promotor)
- PhD Luca Scapino (PhD finished in 2019, first promotor)
- PDEng Shahla Huseynova (graduated in 2021).
- Zondag, H. A., de Boer, R., Smeding, S. F. & van der Kamp, J., Performance analysis of industrial PCM heat storage lab prototype, Journal of Energy Storage. 18, pp. 402-413, 2018.
- Scapino, L., Zondag, H. A., Van Bael, J., Diriken, J. & Rindt, C. C. M., Sorption heat storage for long-term low-temperature applications: A review on the advancements at material and prototype scale, Applied Energy. 190, pp. 920-948, 2017.
- Gaeini, M., Zondag, H. A. & Rindt, C. C. M., Effect of kinetics on the thermal performance of a sorption heat storage reactor, Applied Thermal Engineering. 102, pp. 520-531, 2016.
- Zondag, H. A., Kikkert, B., Smeding, S. F., Boer, de, R. & Bakker, M, Prototype thermochemical heat storage with open reactor system, Applied Energy. 109, p. 360-365, 2013.
- Zondag, H. A., Flat-plate PV-Thermal collectors and systems : a review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 12, p. 891-959, 2008.
- Zondag, H. A., Vries, de, D. W., Helden, van, W. G. J., Zolingen, van, R. J. C. , Steenhoven, van, A. A., The yield of different combined PV-thermal collector designs, Solar Energy. 74, p. 253-269, 2003.
- Zondag, H. A., Vries, de, D. W., Helden, van, W. G. J., Zolingen, van, R. J. C. & Steenhoven, van, A. A., The thermal and electrical yield of a PV-thermal collector, Solar Energy. 72, p. 113-128, 2002.