Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: ATR-FTIR, attenuated total reflectance fourier transform infrared, attenuated total reflectance fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR), cone calorimeter, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, EG, expanded graphite, Expanded graphite (EG), flame retardants, flammability, graphite, HDPE, high-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), IFR, intumescent flame retardant, intumescent flame retardant (IFR), pcms, phase change materials, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage
Abstract: This research proposed a new, flame retardant, shape-stabilized phase change material (PCM), for use in thermal energy storage. Typical paraffin and high-density polyethylene has great shape retention, however is highly flammable and has a low thermal conductivity. Researchers introduced expanded graphite and an intumescent flame retardant to the mix to improve the thermal properties and flammability, respectively. After several tests, including a thermal conductivity evaluation using the Hot Disk TPS 2500, on multiple variations of the sample, scientists have proposed a new flame-retardant PCM, with a more efficient thermal conductivity.
Reference: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 94, 2, (2010) 360-365