Phase change materials (PCMs) are becoming increasingly important in the field of thermal energy storage. Ionic liquids (ILs) are a group of novelty salts that are liquid below temperatures of 100 °...Read More
Author(s): M. J. Mochane
In this thesis study, the Hot Disk TPS 500 sensor was used to characterize polymer encapsulated paraffin waxes as phase change materials (PCM). The main purpose of this study was to ...Read More
Thermal performance enhancement of palmitic-stearic acid by adding graphene nanoplatelets and expanded graphite for thermal energy storage: A comparative study
The purpose of this study was to improve the wettability of silicon carbide (SiC) nanowires, in order for them to be used as thermoconductive fluids. Multiple experiments were conducted by ...Read More
A capric–palmitic–stearic acid ternary eutectic mixture/expanded graphite composite phase change material for thermal energy storage
This study suggested the use of capric acid–palmitic acid–stearic acid ternary eutectic mixture/expanded graphite (CA–PA–SA/EG) composite phase change material (PCM), as a low-temperature heat ...Read More
A newly composed paraffin encapsulated prototype roof structure for efficient thermal management in hot climate
This study highlights the ongoing search for sustainable and thermally suitable phase-change materials (PCMs), for hot weather building climates, such as Iraq. This new PCM must have an extraordinary heat ...Read More
Preparation and thermal properties of porous heterogeneous composite phase change materials based on molten salts/expanded graphite
This article discussed the creation of phase change composite materials using molten binary salts and expanded graphite (EG). Three different salts were used, LiNO3–KCl, LiNO3–NaNO3 and LiNO3–NaCl. ...Read More
Thermal Conductivity of Moist Autoclaved Aerated Concrete: Experimental Comparison Between Heat Flow Method (HFM) and Transient Plane Source Technique (TPS)
When testing the thermal conductivity of moist specimens, an analysis of heat and mass transfer must be conducted. Thermal conductivity measurements require a temperature gradient within the sample, however when ...
Keywords: autoclaved aerated concrete, concrete, Heat flow meter apparatus, Hot Disk, Moisture, pcms, phase change materials, Thermal Conductivity, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
Thermal Characterization of Lauric–Stearic Acid/Expanded Graphite Eutectic Mixture as Phase Change Materials
Expanded graphite (EG) was added to lauric acid (LA)-stearic acid (SA) phase change materials to enhance their thermal conductivities. The PCMs were prepared in varying mass fractions of LA ...
Keywords: differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, graphite, pcms, phase change materials, Scanning Electron Microscope, Scanning electron microscope (SEM), SEM, TGA, Thermal Conductivity, thermal stability, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), TPS, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
The ability of Cu-H2O nanofluids to perform as phase change materials (PCMs) is investigated. The supercooling behavior of the nanofluids was determined as a function of copper nanoparticle concentration. ...
Keywords: Contact Angle, Copper, Cu-H2O, Nanofluids, Nanoparticles, pcms, phase change materials, Supercooling Behavior, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, Thermal Response Test, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
Silver incorporated microencapsulation of n-hexadecane andn-octadecane appropriate for dynamic thermal management in textiles
In this paper, the authors discuss the preparation of microencapsulated phase change materials (PCMs). The PCMs used in this study were n-hexadecane and n-octadecane, and the shell was made up ...
Keywords: Centrifugal Shear Force, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DLS, DSC, Dynamic Light Scattering, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, FTIR, Nanoparticles, pcms, phase change materials, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity, Thermogravimetry-Differential Thermogravimetry, Transient Plane Heat SourceRead More