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Enhanced thermal conductivity and thermal performance of form-stable composite phase change materials by using beta-Aluminum nitride
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2009 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 86, no 7-8, 1196-1200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

beta-Aluminum nitride powder is a promising additive due to its great conductivity value, which can enhance the thermal conductivity of organic phase change materials. In this paper, a high conductivity form-stable phase change material was prepared by blending polyethylene glycol, silica gel, and P-Aluminum nitride powder. The conductivity value of the composite PCMs was determined using the Hotdisk thermal analyzer, which is based on the transient plane source technique. Experiment of heat storage and release performance was carried out to investigate heat efficiencies of TES system. The results showed that thermal conductivity of composite PCMs increased with an increase in beta-Aluminum nitride content, but the value of latent heat decreased correspondingly. There was no change on the melting temperature while different ratios of composites. The value of thermal conductivity changed from 0.3847 W m(-1) K-1 to 0.7661 W m(-1) K-1 with the increase of mass ratio of beta-Aluminum nitride from 5% to 30%. The heat storage and release rate of the composite PCMs was higher than that of pure polyethylene glycol. Crown

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2009. Vol. 86, no 7-8, 1196-1200 p.
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Polyethylene glycol, Silica gel, beta-Aluminum nitride, Thermal, conductivity, paraffin/expanded graphite composite, energy storage material, blends, paraffin
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18340DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2008.10.020ISI: 000265033400025ScopusID: 2-s2.0-61849180914OAI: diva2:336386
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-01-25Bibliographically approved

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