Applied Energy 154 (2015) 92–101 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy Macroencapsulation and characterization of phase change materials for latent heat thermal energy storage systems a b,c,e,⇑ b,d b,c Tanvir E. Alam , Jaspreet S. Dhau , D. Yogi Goswami , Elias Stefanakos Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620, USA Clean Energy Research Center, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620, USA Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620, USA Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620, USA Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA highlights graphical a bstract An innovative technique to encapsulate high temperature PCM is presented. No need of a sacriﬁcial layer to accommodate the expansion of the PCM on melting. Non-vacuum metal deposition process for large-scale fabrication of capsules. Capsules survived thermal cycles, equivalent to seven years of power plant service. No degradation in thermophysical properties of the capsules and PCM on cycling. ar ti c l e i nf o ab
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Sep 15, 2015
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