Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Direct Steam Generation, Direct Steam Generation (DSG), DSG, Electricity Production, Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer, Latent Heat Storage, pcms, phase change materials, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage
Abstract: The authors are part of a European project known as DISTOR which seeks to investigate new systems for storage of thermal energy in phase change materials (PCMs). Reported in the article is a detailed model of heat transfer and fluid flow for the prediction of those values for promising PCMs. Some assumptions are made in order to prepare a simplified model. A Hot Disk machine is used to measure the thermal conductivity of some of the potential PCMs.
Reference: Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 47, 3 (2008) 499-507