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Thermal optimisation of metal hydride reactors for thermal energy storage applications

Metal hydrides (MHs) have been considered as thermal energy storage (TES) materials for concentrated solar thermal applications. In this study, a TES system based on MgH2 was designed, constructed and optimized. The thermal conductivity of the MgH2/TiB2/ENG powder was measured using the transient plane source technique. It was found that the thermal conductivity of a MgH2/TiB2/ENG pellet pressed at 223 MPa for 5 minutes and measured in the ...

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RT100/expand graphite composite phase change material with excellent structure stability, photo-thermal performance and good thermal reliability

The goal of this work was to produce a new high performance PCM, using a combination of RT 100 (paraffinic hydrocarbons) with expanded graphite (EG). The resulting composite performed extremely well in quality testing. Thermal conductivity was measured using the TPS method, and was found to be much higher in the composite than it was in the basic RT 100 materials. Thermal conductivity did not decrease during melting cycles. The ability of ...

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Preparation and thermal performance of gypsum boards incorporated with microencapsulated phase change materials for thermal regulation 

Phase change materials (PCMs) store large amounts of latent heat over small temperature ranges, so their application in the thermal regulation of buildings is becoming more popular. However, PCMs have low thermal conductivities, so micro-encapsulated PCMs (micro-PCMs) are being incorporated into PCMs to enhance their performance and improve thermal conductivity. In this study, micro-PCMs were mixed with thermally conductive, inorganic gypsum powder and glass fiber to produce gypsum boards. The ...

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