Unconventional experimental technologies available for phase change materials (PCM) characterization. Part 1. Thermophysical properties


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CABEZA L. F. , BARRENECHE C., MARTORELL I., MIRO L., SARI-BEY S., FOIS M., et al.

RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, cilt.43, ss.1399-1414, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.191
  • Dergi Adı: RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1399-1414

Özet

The use of thermal energy storage by phase change materials (PCM) is increasing in interest for building applications. For the deployment of the technology, appropriate characterization of PCM and hybrid PCM is essential, but it is not always possible to carry it out with conventional equipment, mainly due to the sample size. This paper shows equipment developed in different research centers and universities to analyze thermophysical properties, such as specific heat, latent heat and melting temperature, and thermal conductivity and diffusivity of PCM and hybrid PCM materials. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

The use of thermal energy storage by phase change materials (PCM) is increasing in interest for building applications. For the deployment of the technology, appropriate characterization of PCM and hybrid PCM is essential, but it is not always possible to carry it out with conventional equipment, mainly due to the sample size. This paper shows equipment developed in different research centers and universities to analyze thermophysical properties, such as speci!c heat, latent heat and melting temperature, and thermal conductivity and diffusivity of PCM and hybrid PCM materials.