Special Issue "Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: heating, cooling, air-conditioning, energy storage, renewable energy sources
Phase change materials (PCM) are becoming more and more popular for their use in different thermal energy storage (TES) systems: in buildings for heating and cooling, cooling of electronic devices, batteries, biomedical and industrial processes, and concentrating solar power or solar cooling plants.
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. They can be also coupled with renewable energy-based systems or be used to shift the peak load.
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 their use in advanced applications.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Uroš Stritih
Manuscript Submission Information
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- phase change materials
- energy storage
- numerical models