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Author Delgado, João M. P. Q.,
Title Thermal energy storage with phase change materials : a literature review of applications for buildings materials / Joao M.P.Q. Delgado, Joana C. Martinho, Ana Vaz Sa, Ana S. Guimaraes, Vitor Abrantes.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]

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Author Delgado, João M. P. Q.,
Series SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology.
SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology.
Subject Heat storage.
Materials -- Thermal properties.
Alt Name Martinho, Joana C.,
Sa, Ana Vaz,
Guimaraes, Ana S.,
Abrantes, Vitor,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 14, 2018).
Contents Introduction -- Impregnation of PCMs in Building Materials -- PCM Current Applications and Thermal Performance -- Conclusions.
Summary This short book provides an update on various methods for incorporating phase changing materials (PCMs) into building structures. It discusses previous research into optimizing the integration of PCMs into surrounding walls (gypsum board and interior plaster products), trombe walls, ceramic floor tiles, concrete elements (walls and pavements), windows, concrete and brick masonry, underfloor heating, ceilings, thermal insulation and furniture an indoor appliances. Based on the phase change state, PCMs fall into three groups: solid-solid PCMs, solid-liquid PCMs and liquid-gas PCMs. Of these the solid-liquid PCMs, which include organic PCMs, inorganic PCMs and eutectics, are suitable for thermal energy storage. The process of selecting an appropriate PCM is extremely complex, but crucial for thermal energy storage. The potential PCM should have a suitable melting temperature, and the desirable heat of fusion and thermal conductivity specified by the practical application. Thus, the methods of measuring the thermal properties of PCMs are key. With suitable PCMs and the correct incorporation method, latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) can be economically efficient for heating and cooling buildings. However, several problems need to be tackled before LHTES can reliably and practically be applied.
ISBN 9783319974996 (electronic bk.)
3319974998 (electronic bk.)
9783319974989
OCLC # 1048403081


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