12 April 2016 Preparation and characterization of phase change material for thermal energy storage in buildings
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The paper presents the developing of novel form-stable composite phase change material (PCM) by incorporation of paraffin into lightweight aggregate through vacuum impregnation. The macro-encapsulated Paraffin-lightweight aggregate is a chemical compatible, thermal stable and thermal reliable PCM material for thermal energy storage applications in buildings. The 28 days compressive strength of NWAC using PCM-LWA is 33 - 53 MPa, which has an opportunity for structural purpose. Scanning electronic microscopic images indicated the paraffin can be held inside the porous structure of the aggregate. Thermal performance test showed that the cement paste panel with composite PCM can reduce the indoor temperature.
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Tommy Y. Lo, Tommy Y. Lo, } "Preparation and characterization of phase change material for thermal energy storage in buildings", Proc. SPIE 9804, Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure 2016, 980415 (12 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230039; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2230039
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