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Abstract: HVAC systems have become very popular, but require a lot of thermal storage. One way to provide this storage is through phase change materials (PCM). This report investigates using expanded graphite to improve the thermal conductivity of a capric, lauric and oleic acid mixture PCM. It was found that with the increase in mass fraction of expanded graphite the thermal conductivity of the PCM also increases.

Reference: Energy and Building, 109 (2015) 353-360

DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.09.074