Characterization of heat storage by nanocomposite-enhanced phase change materials

Tun-Ping Teng, Bo Gu Lin, Yun Yu Yeh

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Abstract

This study involved a two-step method of adding multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNTs) and alumina (Al2O3) nanoparticles to paraffin wax, forming nanocomposite-enhanced phase change materials (NEPCMs). The NEPCMs in a phase change experiment were influenced by the concentrations of the nano-materials and the heating temperature of water. The objective of this paper is to investigate the optimal parameters of added nano-materials. The experimental results show that the phase change temperature of the paraffin wax slightly increases after adding the nano-materials to the paraffin wax. In addition, the nano-materials in the paraffin wax will reduce the temperature difference between test samples and heating water, indicating that adding the nano-materials can effectively reduce the thermal resistance of the experimental samples and improve the efficiency of thermal energy storage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Engineering Materials
Pages1448-1455
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2011 - Sanya, China
Duration: 2011 Jul 292011 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume287-290
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CitySanya
Period2011/07/292011/07/31

Keywords

  • Alumina (AlO)
  • Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNTs)
  • Nanocomposite-enhanced phase change materials (NEPCMs)
  • Paraffin wax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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