Special Issue "Advanced Applications of Phase Change Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2019).
Interests: energy efficiency; exergy analysis; thermodynamic cycles; heat transfer fluids, computational fluid dynamics; refrigeration system
Phase change materials (PCM) are becoming more and more popular for their use in different thermal energy storage (TES) systems. These materials can store and release high amounts of energy by latent heat and reduce the size and weight of systems based on conventional materials (water, rocks, etc.). They can be also coupled with renewable energy-based systems or use to shift the peak load. PCMs are suitable for implementation in multiple applications, ranging from buildings, the cooling of electronic devices, batteries, biomedical and industrial processes, concentrating solar power or solar cooling plants, to name a few.
Efforts are still required to make the use of PCM technologies more attractive to the market, for example by improving the thermo-physical properties of PCM through the addition of nanoparticles, testing their thermal cycling stability, innovative designs based on multiple PCMs, leakage prevention by encapsulation, etc.
This Special Issue will publish the best research and review papers on the development and enhancement of PCMs, their testing at the lab or prototype scale, the development of dedicated numerical models, and more especially on the their use in advanced applications.
Prof. Dr. Sébastien Poncet
Prof. Mancin Simone
Prof. Dr. Dominic Groulx
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- Phase change materials (PCM)
- Nano-phase change materials
- Slurries (ice or hydrate)
- Solar applications
- Industrial applications
- Biomedical applications
- Materials development
- Thermophysical characterization
- Numerical modelling