Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: characterization, composites, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), expanded, graphite, laser particle size, latent heats, mass fraction, matrix, paraffin (PA), pcms, phase change materials, powder, red brick (Br), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Spectroscopy Infrared Fourier Transform (SIFT), Temperature, thermal energy storage, thermal reliability, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: This study is to determine the thermal properties of a paraffin/red brick composite to determine its viability as a form-stable phase change material. Extended graphite was also added to the composite to improve its thermal conductivity. The thermal conductivity for this material was measured using a transient plane source (TPS) method. By adding the paraffin, the thermal conductivity of the composite increase, also by adding extended graphite the thermal conductivity was improved further.
Reference: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40, 39 (2015) 13771-13776