A brief review on nano phase change material-based polymer encapsulation for thermal energy storage systems

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Abstract

In recent years, considerable attention has been given to phase change materials (PCMs) that is suggested as a possible medium for thermal energy storage. PCM encapsulation technology is an efficient method of enhancing thermal conductivity and solving problems of corrosion and leakage during a charging process. Moreover, nanoencapsulation of phase change materials with polymer has several benefits as a thermal energy storage media, such as small-scale, high heat transfer efficiency and large specific surface area. However, the lower thermal conductivity (TC) of PCMs hinders the thermal efficiency of the polymer based nano-capsules. This review covers the effect of polymer encapsulation on PCMs while concentrating on providing solutions related to improving the thermal efficiency of system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy and Sustainable Futures
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 2nd ICESF 2020
EditorsIosif Mporas, Pandelis Kourtessis, Amin Al-Habaibeh, Abhishek Asthana, Vladimir Vukovic, John Senior
PublisherSpringer Nature
Chapter3
Pages19-26
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030639167
ISBN (Print)9783030639150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISSN (Print)2352-2534
ISSN (Electronic)2352-2542

Keywords

  • Nano-phase change materials
  • Polymer encapsulation
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Nanotechnology
  • Heat transfer enhancement

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