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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

DOI: 10.1016/j.cep.2007.01.025