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  • THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM USING ORGANIC PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS WITH IMPROVED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY FOR STORAGE TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 35 AND 120 DEGREES C.

Abstract

This report describes the work carried out under contract number ESA-S-055-N(B) and for the Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland as part of the national research programme on solar energy. In the research programme it has been shown that the low thermal conductivity of the phase change material can be increased by using metal matrix structures. For many phase change materials the temperature dependent storage capacity has been measured by means of a DTA apparatus. Some promising materials for both a low and a high temperature store have been found. Several prototype test units have been built and tested. It has been found that the metal matrix structures can be used as full scale storage devices. The stores of the heat exchanger/container type have shown to have a very high heat exchanger capacity rate and that they can be very good stratified. Calculations have been done for a combined space heating/cooling system for a dwelling.

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Authors: VAN DEN BRINK G J, TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS);VAN GALEN E TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS), TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9260 EN (1984) MF, 137 P., BFR 240 BLOW-UP COPY BFR 685, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122101500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en