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A review on phase change energy storage: materials and applications

TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the phase change materials (PCM) and their application in energy storage is presented, where the main advantages of encapsulation are providing large heat transfer area, reduction of the PCMs reactivity towards the outside environment and controlling the changes in volume of the storage materials as phase change occurs.
About: This article is published in Energy Conversion and Management.The article was published on 2004-06-01. It has received 2636 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Thermal energy storage & Energy storage.
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TL;DR: This Review introduces several typical energy storage systems, including thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic, hydrogen, and electrochemical energy storage, and the current status of high-performance hydrogen storage materials for on-board applications and electrochemicals for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors.
Abstract: [Liu, Chang; Li, Feng; Ma, Lai-Peng; Cheng, Hui-Ming] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Met Res, Shenyang Natl Lab Mat Sci, Shenyang 110016, Peoples R China.;Cheng, HM (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Met Res, Shenyang Natl Lab Mat Sci, 72 Wenhua Rd, Shenyang 110016, Peoples R China;cheng@imr.ac.cn

4,105 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors summarized previous works on latent thermal energy storage in building applications, covering PCMs, the impregnation methods, current building applications and their thermal performance analyses, as well as numerical simulation of buildings with PCMs.

1,569 citations


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  • ...[11] Energy Conversion and Management 2004 The materials in general for thermal energy storage and main applications of PCMs were presented....

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  • ...Most reviews [8, 10, 11, 14, 17] mainly focused on the PCMs rather than the building applications....

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TL;DR: In this article, the state of the art of phase change materials for thermal energy storage applications is reviewed and an insight into recent efforts to develop new phase change material with enhanced performance and safety.

1,399 citations

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TL;DR: A review of the latest publications on the use of phase change materials (PCM) in buildings is presented in this article, where the authors present a classification of materials, materials available and problems and possible solutions on the application of such materials in buildings.
Abstract: In recent years the use of thermal energy storage with phase change materials has become a topic with a lot of interest within the research community, but also within architects and engineers. Many publications have appeared, and several books, but the information is disseminated and not very much organised. This paper shows a review of the latest publications on the use of phase change materials (PCM) in buildings. The paper compiles information about the requirements of the use of this technology, classification of materials, materials available and problems and possible solutions on the application of such materials in buildings.

1,389 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors provide a review of solar collectors and thermal energy storage systems, including both non-concentrating collectors and concentrating collectors, in terms of optical optimisation, heat loss reduction, heat recuperation enhancement and different sun-tracking mechanisms.

1,370 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the history of thermal energy storage with solid-liquid phase change has been carried out and three aspects have been the focus of this review: materials, heat transfer and applications.

4,019 citations


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  • ...Insufficient long term stability of the storage materials is due to two factors: poor stability of the materials properties and/or corrosion between the PCM and the container [29]....

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A. Abhat1
TL;DR: In this article, the melting and freezing behavior of various heat-of-fusion storage materials is investigated using the techniques of Thermal Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry.

1,455 citations


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  • ...(c) Latent heat of melting/mass of inorganic compounds [4]....

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Book
29 Apr 2002
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present an overview of thermal energy storage systems and their application in the context of thermal engineering, including thermal transfer with phase change in simple and complex geometries.
Abstract: List of Contributors.Acknowledgements.Preface.General Introductory Aspects for Thermal Engineering. Energy Storage Systems. Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Methods. Thermal Energy Storage and Environmental Impact. Thermal Energy Storage and Energy Savings. Heat Transfer and Stratification in Sensible Heat Storage Systems. Modeling of Latent Heat Storage Systems. Heat Transfer with Phase Change in Simple and Complex Geometries. Thermodynamic Optimization of Thermal Energy Storage Systems. Energy and Exergy Analyses of Thermal Energy Storage Systems. Thermal Energy Storage Case Studies.Appendix A -- Conversion Factors.Appendix B -- Thermophysical Properties.Appendix C -- Glossary.Subject Index.

1,307 citations

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  • ...The design of sensible heat storage units is well described in textbooks [1,2]....

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TL;DR: In this article, the development of available thermal energy storage (TES) technologies and their individual pros and cons for space and water heating applications are reviewed and compared for low temperature applications, where water is used as a storage medium.

1,156 citations