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

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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, Cham
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030639167
ISBN (Print)9783030639150
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2021

Publication series

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


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.


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