Development of a novel phase change material emulsion for cooling systems

Shao, Jingjing and Darkwa, Jo and Kokogiannakis, Georgios (2016) Development of a novel phase change material emulsion for cooling systems. Renewable Energy, 87 . pp. 509-516. ISSN 1879-0682

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In this paper, a novel phase change material emulsion (PCE-10) consisting of an organic PCM (RT10) and water has been developed. Its thermophysical properties such as heat of fusion, viscosity and sub-cooling temperature have been established. The chemical stability during both storage and discharge periods have also been evaluated. The results indicate low sub-cooling temperature and relatively long period of stability without any sign of segregation but the viscosity was found to be much higher than that of water.

Further improvement and experimental studies into its flow characteristics are therefore being encouraged.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: PCM emulsion; Preparation method; Thermo-physical properties; Stability
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture and Built Environment
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 09:16

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