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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 the Hot Disk transient plane source (TPS) method with a TPS 500. 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

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.03.075