Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: building materials, construction, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, FTIR, pcms, phase change materials, TGA, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, Thermgravimetric Analysis, Thermgravimetric Analysis (TGA), TPS, transient plane source method, Transient Plane Source Method (TPS), X-Ray Diffraction Analysis, X-Ray Diffraction Analysis (XRD), XRD
Abstract: The authors have prepared a shape-stabilized composite phase change material (ss-CPCM) using paraffin encapsulated in SiO2. SiO2 was chosen because of its low cost, such that the resultant ss-CPCM would be a feasible option for use at the commercial or industrial scale. The composite was examined using FTIR and XRD and it was confirmed that it had excellent chemical compatibility and stability. The thermal storage capability and thermal conductivity results indicate that this ss-CPCM has potential for thermal energy storage applications.
Reference: Energy and Buildings 108 (2015) 373-380