Thermal performance evaluation of energy efficient paraffinic PCMs/expanded vermiculite and perlite composites for energy saving

Su Gwang Jeong, Seong Jin Chang, Seunghwan Wi, Yujin Kang, Sumin Kim

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Abstract

This paper deals with the preparation, characterization, thermal properties and thermal reliability of form-stable composite phase change materials (PCMs), composed of n-octadecane, expanded vermiculite, and perlite for thermal energy storage. The composite PCMs were prepared by incorporation of liquid n-octadecane within the expanded vermiculite (eVMT) and expanded perlite (ePLT), using a vacuum impregnation method. The microstructures of n-octadecane/expanded vermiculite and pearlite were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Analysis of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) of the prepared composite PCMs showed good compatibility between n-octadecane and the expanded vermiculite and pearlite. The thermal conductivities of composites were reduced, based on the TCi results. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis indicated that the n-octadecane/eVMT and n-odtadecane/ePLT composites maintained their large latent heat capacity and original phase change temperatures, due to large surface area and good dispersion of the eVMT and ePLT. TGA analysis revealed that the prepared composite PCMs had good thermal durability in the working temperature ranges. Therefore, n-octadecane based composite PCMs can be considered as suitable candidates for latent heat thermal energy storage, with high thermal performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Electronic)9783000533877
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2016 Jun 262016 Jun 30

Publication series

NameECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials

Other

Other17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period16/6/2616/6/30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites

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    Jeong, S. G., Chang, S. J., Wi, S., Kang, Y., & Kim, S. (2016). Thermal performance evaluation of energy efficient paraffinic PCMs/expanded vermiculite and perlite composites for energy saving. In ECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials). European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.