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Energies 2016, 9(8), 652; doi:10.3390/en9080652

Heat Transfer and Energy Performance of a PVA Wall Tile Containing Macro-Encapsulated PCM

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Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
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Department of Creative Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technolog, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan
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Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Hossam A. Gabbar
Received: 23 April 2016 / Revised: 15 July 2016 / Accepted: 12 August 2016 / Published: 18 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue PCM Applications in Building Energy)
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Abstract

This study integrated building material engineering, building construction practices, and heat transfer mechanisms to develop a polyvinyl acetate (PVA) based wall tile, containing macro-encapsulated phase change material (macro-encapsulated PCM, macroPCM) and PVA. The heat transfer characteristics and energy performances of the proposed prototype were investigated experimentally. The results indicated that the PVA-based macroPCM wall tile is suitable for use in exterior walls to enhance the thermal performance. The tile shows a lower heat indoor heat flux than other tested similar building materials and increases the time lag of peak load, effectively shifting the summer peak demand. View Full-Text
Keywords: heat transfer; energy; phase change material; macro-encapsulated phase change material; polyvinyl acetate heat transfer; energy; phase change material; macro-encapsulated phase change material; polyvinyl acetate
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Liu, P.-F.; Lin, Y.-P.; Tzeng, C.-T.; Lai, C.-M. Heat Transfer and Energy Performance of a PVA Wall Tile Containing Macro-Encapsulated PCM. Energies 2016, 9, 652.

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