Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: EG, enthalpy, expanded graphite, Expanded Graphite (EG)/Polyethylene Glycol Composites, graphite, latent heat, Melting Point, pcms, phase change materials, Polyethylene Glycol Composites, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Weight Percentage
Abstract: Through the addition of expanded graphite (EG) to polyethylene glycol, the authors were able to enhance the thermal conductivity of the phase change material (PCM). The transient plane source (TPS) technique was used to measure the thermal conductivity of the PCM. The amount of EG affected thermal conductivity, while amount of polyethylene glycol affected latent heat. Through the use of EG, the thermal conductivity was raised fourfold..
Reference: Applied Energy, 86, 9 (2009) 1479-1483