Heat Storage Performance of a PCM Heat Exchanger with Calcium Chloride Hexahydrate
Calcium chloride hexahydrate (CaCl2·6H2O) is an important inorganic phase change material used for heat storage at lower storage temperature. Heat storage in a PCM heat exchanger is an effective means of energy conservation or recovery in many engineering applications. A study was made on heat storage performance of a PCM heat exchanger with staggered tube bank in which there are full of calcium chloride hexahydrate solution. The experimental measurements of its heat storage and discharging performances during the heating/cooling cycle were carried out at a given rate of air flow. The analyses and discussion of its experimental results were also made. Its prospect in the industrial applications as heat energy storage was forecasted.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
X. Q. Zhu et al., "Heat Storage Performance of a PCM Heat Exchanger with Calcium Chloride Hexahydrate", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1074-1076, 2008