Preparation and Characterization of a Form-Stable Phase Change Materials Composed by UF, Paraffin and Expanded Perlite

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A kind of form stable phase change material (PCM) based on expanded perlite, paraffin, urea formaldehyde hybrids is prepared by using vacuum-impregnation process. This kind of form stable PCM is made of paraffin as a dispersed phase change material and expanded perlite as a supporting material, and urea-formaldehyde resins as membrane materials to be applied to the porous surface of expanded perlite(EP). The structure of urea-formaldehyde resins(UF) being prepared is characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer(FT-IR). Hybrids’ thermal stability, latentheat and morphology are characterized by the thermogravimetry analysis(TGA), differential scanning calorimeter(DSC) Method and scanning electronic microscope(SEM), respectively. The FT-IR and SEM curves show that urea-formaldehyde resins have already been formed. The TGA analysis indicates that the form-stable phase change material has very good thermostability under working atmosphere. The application of DSC not only studies the appropriate curing time of UF,but also indicates that the form-stable PCM that has been prepared has more stable thermal energy storage performance than the traditional one.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 347-353)

Edited by:

Weiguo Pan, Jianxing Ren and Yongguang Li

Pages:

4109-4113

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.347-353.4109

Citation:

K. Xu et al., "Preparation and Characterization of a Form-Stable Phase Change Materials Composed by UF, Paraffin and Expanded Perlite", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 347-353, pp. 4109-4113, 2012

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October 2011

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