Paper Title:
Characterization of Heat Storage by Nanocomposite-Enhanced Phase Change Materials
  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.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 287-290)
Chapter
New Energy Materials
Edited by
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
Pages
1448-1455
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.287-290.1448
Citation
T. P. Teng, B. G. Lin, Y. Y. Yeh, "Characterization of Heat Storage by Nanocomposite-Enhanced Phase Change Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 1448-1455, 2011
Online since
July 2011
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