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Su, W., Darkwa, J. & Kokogiannakis, G. (2014). Development of high melting temperature microencapsulated phase change material for compacted thermal energy storage bed. 12th Annual International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC 2014) (pp. 756-763). United States: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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ISBN: 9781634394574


In this paper a novel high temperature microencapsulated phase change material (MEPCM) based on paraffin as the core material and MF resin as the shell material has been developed with the in-situ polymerization method for solar hot water storage application. The results showed that the type of emulsifier could influence core material content, the encapsulation efficiency as well as the latent heat capacity. Based on the results and analysis the study has shown that energy storage density could be increased by as much as 59% if 60wt% of MEPCM 1 was to be used in the proposed compacted MEPCM-water bed system.



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