Mullite Stabilized Palmitic Acid as Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage
AbstractIn this paper, mullite was adopted in order to absorb Palmitic Acid (PA) via a direct impregnation method. The prepared PA/mullite form-stable phase change materials (FSPCM) were systematically characterized by the Leakage Test (LT), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), Thermogravimetry (TG) and Cooling Curve Method (CCM). The results indicated that, among these composites with different mass fractions of PA, the sample with the 32 wt % Palmitic Acid has the best properties without any leakage. The enthalpy of 32%PA/68%mullite FSPCM is 50.8 J/g for melting process, and 58.3 J/g for solidifying process. The phase change point of 32%PA/68%mullite FSPCM is 64.1 °C for melting and 58.7 °C for solidifying. The heat storage efficiency of the PA/mullite FSPCM was enhanced considerably by adding mullite. The leakage and thermal properties of PA/mullite FSPCM were discussed and the performance of the FSPCM has been apparently improved. View Full-Text
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Gu, X.; Liu, P.; Bian, L.; Peng, L.; Liu, Y.; He, H. Mullite Stabilized Palmitic Acid as Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage. Minerals 2018, 8, 440.
Gu X, Liu P, Bian L, Peng L, Liu Y, He H. Mullite Stabilized Palmitic Acid as Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage. Minerals. 2018; 8(10):440.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gu, Xiaobin; Liu, Peng; Bian, Liang; Peng, Lihua; Liu, Yungui; He, Huichao. 2018. "Mullite Stabilized Palmitic Acid as Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage." Minerals 8, no. 10: 440.
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