Spent coffee grounds as supporting materials to produce bio-composite PCM with natural waxes

Jiwon Yoo, Seong Jin Chang, Seunghwan Wi, Sumin Kim

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Novel kinds of bio composite Phase change materials were prepared by the use of bio-wastes. Of the by-products, coffee wastes, which is currently consumed and abandoned as coffee as a drink, was used as the supporting material for PCM. It was found through chemical composition of FTIR of SCBW, SCPW, SCGW and that the coffee wastes were effectively vacuum impregnated into each natural wax. As a result of TGA, the thermal stability of SCBW, SCPW, SCGW and SCNW was checked. In addition, the DSC results were used to determine the heat storage performance of each material. Micro-morphological analysis with FE-SEM showed whether the impregnation was successful. The use of bio-compatible PCM by-products is economical as well as environmentally friendly and is sufficient for building applications in terms of thermal performance compared to other bio-composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-635
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning ( 2016R1A1A1A05921937 ). This research was supported by the Yonsei University Research Fund of 2018 ( 2018-22-0193 ).

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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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