Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Patrick J. Shamberger, Timothy Reid
Keywords: Enthalpy of fusion, liquid, Lithium nitrate trihydrate (LiNO3-B" 3H2O), Melting Temperature, Octadecane, solid, Temperatures, thermal energy storage, Thermophysical properties, Thermophysical properties testing, Thermtest, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, Volumetric enthalpy
Abstract: Lithium nitrate trihydrate (LiNO3·3H2O) has many traits that are desirable for thermal energy storage (TES) materials. This study tests the thermophysical properties of LiNO3·3H2O between 253-353 K in comparison to effective TES materials: water and paraffin. A TPS system measured the thermal conductivity of the solid LiNO3·3H2O samples using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that LiNO3·3H2O had a higher thermal conductivity than paraffin, giving it the potential to be a competitive TES material in the future.
Reference: Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 57, 5 (2012) 1404-1411