Physical properties and thermal storage characteristics of a phase change emulsion

Tsuyoshi Kawanami, Kenichi Togashi, Koji Fumoto, Shigeki Hirano, Katsuaki Shirai, Shigeki Hirasawa

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Abstract

An emulsion dispersed nano-size particles of phase change material is produced. We discuss with the thermophysical properties, the stability of emulsion, and the heat transport characteristics as a thermal functional fluid. The testing emulsion, which has nano-size particles as the discrete phase, is produced with a D-phase emulsification method. The diameter of discrete phase in the emulsion is measured for evaluation of the long- Term stability of emulsion. In addition, the DSC curve of emulsion is determined. The results reveal that the emulsion with the D-phase emulsification method has the superior stability. From the differential thermal analysis, the DSC curve of present emulsion indicates a discontinuous change at the phase change temperature of phase change material due to its latent heat.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECOS 2015 - 28th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
PublisherInternational Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9782955553909
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event28th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2015 - Pau, France
Duration: 2015 Jun 292015 Jul 3

Other

Other28th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2015
CountryFrance
CityPau
Period15/6/2915/7/3

Keywords

  • Emulsion
  • Phase change material
  • Thermal storage
  • Thermophysical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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    Kawanami, T., Togashi, K., Fumoto, K., Hirano, S., Shirai, K., & Hirasawa, S. (2015). Physical properties and thermal storage characteristics of a phase change emulsion. In ECOS 2015 - 28th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems.