Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Bjorn Petter Jelle, Linn Ingunn C. Sandberg, Tao Gao
Keywords: Environmental impact, Hollow silica nanospheres, life cycle assessment, Nano Insulation Materials, Synthesis, Thermal Conductivity, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Buildings are responsible for a large portion of the world’s energy use, so there is a high global demand for cost-efficient thermal insulating materials. In this paper, the thermal properties of hollow silica nanosphere nano insulation materials (HSNS NIMs) were examined to test their potential as superinsulating materials. A thermal constants analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the NIMs using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the HSNS NIMs had low enough thermal conductivity values to be used as superinsulating building materials.
Reference: Procedia CIRP, 15 (2014) 490-195