A Review on Thermal Properties Improvement of Phase Change Materials and its Combination with Solar Thermal Energy Storage

2021 ◽  
Wei Liu ◽  
Xuelai Zhang ◽  
Jun Ji ◽  
Yifan Wu ◽  
Lu Liu
Mohammad Alhuyi Nazari ◽  
Akbar Maleki ◽  
Mamdouh El Haj Assad ◽  
Marc A. Rosen ◽  
Arman Haghighi ◽  

2021 ◽  
pp. 467-494
Jyoti Saroha ◽  
Sonali Mehra ◽  
Mahesh Kumar ◽  
Velumani Subramaniam ◽  
Shailesh Narain Sharma

Polymers ◽  
2019 ◽  
Vol 11 (12) ◽  
pp. 2043 ◽  
Hai-Chen Zhang ◽  
Ben-hao Kang ◽  
Xinxin Sheng ◽  
Xiang Lu

A series of novel bio-based form stable composite phase-change materials (fs-CPCMs) for solar thermal energy storage and management applications were prepared, using the pomelo peel flour (PPF) as the supporting matrix and poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) or isocyanate-terminated PEG to induce a phase change. The microscopic structure, crystalline structures and morphologies, phase change properties, thermal stability, light-to-thermal conversion behavior, and thermal management characteristics of the obtained fs-CPCMs were studied. The results indicate that the obtained fs-CPCM-2 presented remarkable phase-change performance and high thermal stability. The melting latent heat and crystallization heat for fs-CPCM-2 are 143.2 J/g and 141.8 J/g, respectively, and its relative enthalpy efficiency ( λ ) is 87.4%, which are higher than most reported values in the related literature. The obtained novel bio-based fs-CPCM-2 demonstrated good potential for applications in solar thermal energy storage and waste heat recovery.

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