Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)

Investigation of Thermal Behavior of Paraffins, Fatty Acids, Salt Hydrates and Renewable Based Oils as PCM

Authors
Evdoxia Paroutoglou, Alireza Afshari, Peter Fojan, Göran Hultmark
Corresponding Author
Evdoxia Paroutoglou
Available Online 4 February 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.006How to use a DOI?
Keywords
PCM, LHTES, DSC, Building
Abstract

Latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) using phase change materials (PCM) is a renewable energy solution that is applicable for implementation in space cooling due to its high energy storage density. A novel thermal energy storage which will encapsulate a PCM layer to absorb the rejected heat from the building during occupied hours and release it to the ambient air during night-time is going to be developed. On the grounds of this development, a selection of seven PCMs are examined. The selected materials comprise the basic classes of PCM, namely: paraffins, fatty acids, and salt hydrates. The objective of this study is to identify experimentally the thermal properties of commercial PCM, renewable based oils, PCM in water emulsions, and PCM polymer blends. The supporting materials used in the polymerization of the PCM are polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). The characterization of the thermophysical properties of the PCM is achieved by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in dynamic operation mode. The values of the thermophysical properties for the commercial PCM and the renewable based oils provided by the manufacturers are compared with the experimental results. The long term stability of the thermophysical properties of PCM after 50, 100, 150, and 200 thermal cycles equivalent to a 6-month duty cycle in a real-life application is presented. The cases of the PCM emulsions and the PCM polymer blends are analyzed. The obtained results demonstrate the stability of the PCM under thermal cycling and the supercooling effect during the liquid-solid phase change.

Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Download article (PDF)

Volume Title
Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)
Series
Atlantis Highlights in Engineering
Publication Date
4 February 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-327-1
ISSN
2589-4943
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.006How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Cite this article

TY  - CONF
AU  - Evdoxia Paroutoglou
AU  - Alireza Afshari
AU  - Peter Fojan
AU  - Göran Hultmark
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/02/04
TI  - Investigation of Thermal Behavior of Paraffins, Fatty Acids, Salt Hydrates and Renewable Based Oils as PCM
BT  - Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 34
EP  - 40
SN  - 2589-4943
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.006
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.006
ID  - Paroutoglou2021
ER  -