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Phase change material slurries and their commercial applications (PAMELA)

Objective

This proposal aims to develop and characterise thermo-fluid properties of phase change material slurries ( PCMS ) for use In energy storage, heating and cooling applications over the temperature ranges of 0-20°C and 30-50°C. PCMS can improve system efficiencies, reduce thermal storage volume requirements, effectively smooth peak heating and cooling loads and reduce (by up to an order of magnitude) pumping power requirements. This proposal will deal with underlying technology with a broad range of industrial relevant applications. The emphasis will be on building and solar energy and industrial process applications. At present 40% of final EU energy consumption is used within the built environment. The use of PCMS in building cooling applications alone is predicted to reduce CO2 emissions by 10%, while the reductions from their use in heating systems may save 4 million tonnes of CO2.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
Address
Shore Road
BT37 0QB Newtown Abbey
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Carl-bosch-strasse 38, Gkd/a B1
67056 Ludwigshafen
CENTRAL LABORATORY OF SOLAR ENERGY AND NEW ENERGY SOURCES - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Tzarigradsko Shosse 72
1784 Sofia
CRISTOPIA ENERGY SYSTEMS S.A.
France
Address
Chemin Du Moulin De La Clue 78
06140 Vence
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Germany
Address
Heidenhofstrasse 2
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
Inffeldgasse 25
8010 Graz
TYFOROP CHEMIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Hellbrook Strasse 5A
22305 Hamburg
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES OF WESTERN SWITZERLAND
Switzerland
Address
Avenue Des Sports 14
1401 Yverdon-les-bains