Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: Phase change materials (PCMs) are becoming increasingly important in the field of thermal energy storage. Ionic liquids (ILs) are a group of novelty salts that are liquid below temperatures of 100 °C. To learn more about ILs based on ZnCl2/ChCl and their uses as PCMs, a Thermal Constants Analyzer measured the thermal conductivities of ionic liquids at 25 °C using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. Results indicated that thermal conductivity of the ZnCl2/ChCl based ILs would be high enough to effectively store energy in the future.
Reference: International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, 90, 11 (2015) 70-75